She was not only very stingy but also very picky. When Jennifer came into the hotel, she burden of all kinds of work list. She was doing the work of two interns, she had to be responsible for varied duties, included organizing account books, updating spreadsheets, photocopying, and running personal errands for other paid staff members. Although these works did not exceed her work ability range, but the quantity was excess. Ashley told Jennifer that if she did not finish these work, she could not pass the internship or she could not get the reference from her. During the working time, she was running the personal errands for the other paid staff members, because she wanted to leave a great impression on them to prevent them for rating her out. She could pass the internship also depends on the paid staff members’ evaluation. Through her hard work and persistence, she performed well and past the internship. At last, she continued to work as an accountant in the Enjoy …show more content…
As a temporary intern, Jennifer was not covered by workers’ compensation insurance. It is likely that she gets injured, however, this would prevent her from being compensated for injuries.
However, it is acceptable that Jennifer is unpaid because this job is temporary and she did not have any relevant experience before. Also, in some ways, unpaid internship is good for both firms and students. On one hand, an outstanding intern can help the firm to do the work for free. On the other hand, through internship, interns can gain valuable experience and some of them can get a foothold in an enterprise where they desire to work. It is very likely that interns who perform well would get the job or receive a recommendation letter from the company.
To sum up, although unpaid internships are indeed legal in many countries, some firms’ treatment to unpaid intern is not ethical. For interns, they should have a clear oral or written contract with the firm, including duties, medical insurance or any allowance. For employers, they should give them proper tasks and other staffs should not take advantages of these