Interns! You’ve got to keep an eye on them* or else they blab secrets that end on the front page of The New York Daily News.
Well, maybe you do when you’re on the beleagured Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign. Ex-Weiner intern Olivia Nuzzi landed on the front cover of the Daily News yesterday under the headline, “People only work for Weiner to get to Hillary and Huma.” In the piece, Nuzzi explained how Weiner’s staff is just riding Carlos Danger’s coattails to get access to his wife Huma Abedin, a former top aide to Hillary Clinton, in hopes that they could get plum gigs if Hill runs for president in 2016.
Awkward? A little bit. But not as awkward as when the Weiner communications director Barbara Morgan went off on a reporter for Talking Points Memo, trashing Nuzzi as a “slutbag,” “twat,” “cunt,” and fame-hungry “bitch” who “sucked” at her job. Keep reading »
Last week Connecticut State Rep. Ernest Hewett (D) creeped out America with his lewd and inappropriate comment to a 17-year-old girl about the “snake” under his desk. (He meant his dick.) Now Hewett has explained to the Hartford Courant that this was not his typical behavior. How has he kept his record clean? Keep reading »
The misting of her eyes almost completely distracted me from the words coming out of her mouth. As we stood side by side, overlooking a magnificent skyline view of twinkling skyscrapers, she told me her summer in Manhattan was not what she had been expecting. I knew something was very wrong when my strong-willed, outgoing friend told me this story with tears in her eyes:
“Whoa, what size shoe are you?” her 30-year-old male co-worker asked.
“I’m a size 11. I have pretty big feet,” my 6’1″ friend replied.
“You know what they say about a woman with big feet?”
“A big clit.” Keep reading »
When Maeghan Smulders, a 24-year-old from Calgary, graduated from college last June, she had 29 job offers (yep, you read that right: twenty-nine). Did she choose the best one and start working her way up the corporate ladder? Of course not! She was convinced she could find something better, so she launched a “speed interning” campaign, working for free at 10 companies over the span of 112 days. “I really wanted to find an environment that I could really grow in,” she says, and wow, did she find it: after sorting through 18 more job offers (one from each company she interned at, and eight from companies who saw her story on the news), she took a job with Beyond The Rack, a fashion startup based in Montreal that created a new position just for her. “I really hope that this journey inspires other students to not limit themselves upon graduating,” says Smulders. “Be persistent and really search for what you want to do.” As much as I love her message, the internship blitz isn’t a realistic option for all the college students out there who are working multiple (paid) jobs and barely making it. What do you think of Smulders’ job hunting strategy? [The Star]