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By Anonymous - / Tuesday 3 November 2015 17:54 / United States
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Do NOT take the blame. If you need, video document what's going on as proof, or continue to document what happens next as further evidence that you were not involved. If I were you I would cease the internship as soon as possible. Report him ASAP and try and find colleagues who will back your story.

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Do NOT take the blame. If you need, video document what's going on as proof, or continue to document what happens next as further evidence that you were not involved. If I were you I would cease the internship as soon as possible. Report him ASAP and try and find colleagues who will back your story.

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Much as I'd like to agree to this, in the united states laws regarding internships allow for the company to fire an intern with absolutely no reason of any kind. This means the bosses can set ridiculous tasks or do shit like this and then fire the intern if the intern talks about it. Even if the boss is found guilty many companies have a policy about not re-hiring fired workers, even interns. So if the OP says nothing he's fucked. If he talks up he's fucked anyway.

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Yeah, I gotcha, that's why I said he should cease the internship as soon as possible, just quit altogether, because, in my mind at least, the quicker he gets away, the less affiliation he has with the company and the affair if the boss does go under fire for it.

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Then I'd say speak out and defend yourself if both situations are shit. At least leave with your head held high knowing that you did what you could to defend yourself.

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He should go to someone higher up than his boss, tell them exactly what happened and then quit. The only real reason to lie about it if you did it would be to keep the internship, if he quits anyway they're more likely to believe him and he might still get a good reference. It sounds like if he stays he's screwed, he'll still be treated like shit and he won't get a good reference if he's blamed for all his bosses mistakes.

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As nice as all of this may seem that's not what future employers are gonna see. They only read the first line or so of a previous employment record. So OPs record would read like this to them: Status: employee terminated employment of their own accord. Reason: boss accused employee of posting link to adult site on company twitter And that's all they'll bother to read. So if he quits he's screwed and if he stays he's screwed. Nothing the OP does will end up with them being better off than any other option.

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You're one of the few #59. Most hiring managers go through hundreds, maybe even thousands, of records a day. they only care about those first 2 lines and that's all they ever read. Just like the first page of a resume is the most important (and for the same reason).

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And I've actually been a hiring manager. I can say that any hiring manager who gives enough of a damn to read an entire file hasn't worked as a hiring manager for very long.

You should most likely contact another individual who can help you put the blame where it needs to be. Keep your head up, bud! There are crooked individuals out there for themselves!

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