Comments on Profile Post by Ryu

  1. Pyruvate
    Pyruvate
    Huh?!? Did you just yolo and played hooky?
    Nov 7, 2016
  2. Smitty
    Smitty
    Shit man, is everything okay?
    Nov 7, 2016
  3. Ryu
    Ryu
    Upper management forgot to check the calendar. They needed me to do some work on Friday and then all of our backups failed on Saturday because of an update. They freaked the fuck out because I didn't answer my phone when they called on Friday because I was on an airplane. It was only an internship really but I am still rather upset that they were really unprofessional about it.
    Nov 7, 2016
  4. Pyruvate
    Pyruvate
    Sorry to hear, I hope that you can work this out with them. Seems like a huge misunderstanding.
    Nov 7, 2016
  5. Ryu
    Ryu
    I am not going to work it out with them. The working conditions were super shitty and the employees there were rather unprofessional.
    Nov 7, 2016
  6. Kunlun
    Kunlun
    Internships are a learning experience for sure. Putting up with certain kinds of crap are part of it, but it sounds like this is the kind of crap up with one must not put.

    I hope you find something better soon.
    Nov 7, 2016
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  7. Ray
    Ray
    Don't let it get you down. Jobs are like women, plenty out there to choose from.
    Nov 7, 2016
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  8. bazelio
    bazelio
    Sorry to hear it, man. Strangely, it is almost always the case that being forced to go look for another job is the best thing that can happen to your career. I suspect before long you'll be looking back and saying "Thank god they let me go!"
    Nov 7, 2016
  9. DigMe
    DigMe
    Because you were supposed to work and you took off or what?
    Nov 7, 2016
  10. Ryu
    Ryu
    Thanks everyone for the kind words. I think it will get better. I got a plan to work with my school and get some help on updating my resume for the IT career field.
    Nov 7, 2016
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  11. ibzrg1570
    ibzrg1570
    Sorry about the shitty situation, but I agree with others that it's probably for the best. Plenty of better opportunities out there if you know where to look. Best of luck with the search.
    Nov 7, 2016
  12. ButtUglyJeff
    ButtUglyJeff
    The big bummer is the loss of a reference. If they let you go over a planned trip and their mistake, then you don't want anyone calling them and asking about you...
    Nov 7, 2016
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  13. ultrabike
    ultrabike
    Sorry to hear this Ryu. If you advised the company about your trip it's up to them to find someone to fill the gap. It sounds to me like those guys are a bit dysfunctional.
    Nov 7, 2016
  14. Ryu
    Ryu
    Yeah very dysfunctional now that you think about it.
    Nov 7, 2016
  15. ButtUglyJeff
    ButtUglyJeff
    Maybe you can demand a letter of recommendation from their HR dept after you tell them about the countless mistake leading them to blame you...
    Nov 7, 2016
  16. Wilson
    Wilson
    Blessing in disguise perhaps, internships can be traps. I know you got skills and friends here when you need them. Remember to breathe.
    Nov 7, 2016
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  17. purr1n
    purr1n
    That sucks. Sounds like they are blaming you for their own incompetence. It happens in life and it's a good lesson in CYA and company politics.
    Nov 7, 2016
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  18. Mikoss
    Mikoss
    boo-urns! Hope someone better picks you up as their IT nerd, then you can finally afford those K1000's ;)
    Nov 7, 2016
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