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FML - The follow-up
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Alright, so a lot of you guys are wondering why I would lend my notes to my competition - there were three reasons. 1. This internship was also part of our graduation requirements, and she was a really nice girl. I didn't want her to fail so I would lend her my notes when she forgot to write something for that day just so she could have a refresher. 2. The people I worked with at the company made it sound like there was NO WAY she could beat me out - my mentor had worked with her and said she was constantly invading personal space and making it difficult to work with. So I thought it wouldn't be that harmful to make sure she got a good grade. 3. I was told that I needed to be friendlier with the other interns, eat lunch with them, and help them out more rather than actually working with the other people in the company and getting to know the other employees. It didn't seem to matter that my mentors were giving me actual work to do... Honestly, I'm not too disappointed, I'm working on my PhD application right now, and so hopefully I'll have some better news soon.
By SolarLunix / Saturday 24 December 2016 19:52 /
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By  Tripartita  |  42

Have? Past tense? Yes, prior to being hired, she had huge tits. Now, the location of the tits is unknown. She is offering monetary reward to whoever finds them.

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By  BlueBaronBitch  |  22

I know it seems nice, but this is why you don't let other people copy/borrow/or whatever off of you. They need to prove that they can do the work themselves, and if you're competing then you're giving someone who has no idea what they're doing your internship when you qualified for that spot. So in a way, YDI but I hope another internship will come along

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  Tripartita  |  42

Have? Past tense? Yes, prior to being hired, she had huge tits. Now, the location of the tits is unknown. She is offering monetary reward to whoever finds them.

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  Senseless_487  |  29

Uh, no matter which tense was used, the word "have" was correct. "Does she have big tits?" or "Did she have big tits?" It wouldn't be "Does she had big tits?" Either way, it was a bad joke, but don't be an asshole when you're wrong, too.

By  manuwish  |  9

She was looking at what you have learned, copying and trying to enhance it. Not so clever competition letting your opponents look into your cards completely..she was carefully searching your weaknesses whilst playing the maiden in distress..devious..or maybe she showed more social and management skills by delegating her work to you and somehow getting you to do everything for her..I guess we will never know..

By  hekinokuroihi  |  17

She was probably more personable/attractive than you. Employment is a popularity contest honestly. Half the people in every position are just there because the boss "felt" they were the best for the job. It's not a meritocracy.

By  c420racer  |  13

No good deed goes unpunished. I know it sounds harsh but you can't help the competition that is trying to get the same job as you. You not only did yourself a diservice, but also her who will still not know how to properly do her job and the employer who has an incompetent employee.

By  SolarLunix  |  21

Alright, so a lot of you guys are wondering why I would lend my notes to my competition - there were three reasons. 1. This internship was also part of our graduation requirements, and she was a really nice girl. I didn't want her to fail so I would lend her my notes when she forgot to write something for that day just so she could have a refresher. 2. The people I worked with at the company made it sound like there was NO WAY she could beat me out - my mentor had worked with her and said she was constantly invading personal space and making it difficult to work with. So I thought it wouldn't be that harmful to make sure she got a good grade. 3. I was told that I needed to be friendlier with the other interns, eat lunch with them, and help them out more rather than actually working with the other people in the company and getting to know the other employees. It didn't seem to matter that my mentors were giving me actual work to do... Honestly, I'm not too disappointed, I'm working on my PhD application right now, and so hopefully I'll have some better news soon.

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  atradr  |  8

When I read the FML my only assumption was that she fit the company environment more, but now I am nothing but completely lost on how she was hired over you. Truly an FML, OP.

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  Misoranomegami  |  12

I had something similar happen with my internship. They decided she was a better culture fit. I didn't sweat it. I eventually ended up with a better job. In the meantime I did the right thing for the office as a whole and proved that I had good teamwork and cooperation skills. It really was their loss. You'll get there, OP.

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don't worry OP you're obviously qualified for a good job but too many people overlook the importance of networking. where I work, it's much better to network, having good connections insures you always get picked ahead of somebody who may be a bit more skilled than you but doesn't know the right people

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