Thursday, April 26, 2012
The company I work for is big on bringing in interns each summer. We are also big on hiring employees from every walk of life, every culture under the sun--which is interesting and fun for the most part. You never know who's gonna be sitting across from you from one day to the next--or where they are from. Makes things interesting and there is never a lack of conversation.
It's still tentative, but there is quite possibly a new IT intern coming this summer--but he's the boring type--he's from my house. Yep, Colin applied for the internship and I think they are going to let him work there for the summer. It's unpaid, but hey, it beats sleeping until noon each day, right? He doesn't have a job lined up at home yet, so interning is the next best option for college kids. And to get an internship in your field? Perfect.
I'm a wee bit leery about having my kid at the same company I work for--you know, all that "reflection on me" and all that stuff. It's scary, you know? I mean, is he going to be a good worker? Will they like his work? Will they hate him and not say anything because I'm in the building next door in the corporate office? Will they think he should shave (like I do) or tell him his mom is a nut? Oh, I have a thousand worries.
Fortunately, we won't be in the same building and he won't have to see my smiling face all day long or anything--something I'm sure he was worried about. But, we do have that 30 minute commute each morning together. That's a LOT of time for us to chat.
It's going to be a very interesting summer indeed.