Re: Why Internships Indeed

Subject: Re: Why Internships Indeed
From: Richard Lippincott <rlippinc -at- BEV -dot- ETN -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 1994 14:52:20 EDT

John Gear talked about internships, and cited examples of how interns had
been used as "cheap labor." He noted that there seemed to be a gender bias
in that regard.

You may be right, John, -but- I saw a crossover in one field.

My original career choice was broadcast journalism, and the schools were
fairly evenly mixed in the gender distribution. Much of what you spoke of:

*schools as a source of cheap labor
*interns were expected to work for free
*interns to do the grunt work
*an overall impact on holding salaries down
*experience expected as a "resume builder"

also took place in broadcasting.

My point, of course, is not to disagree, but to support your original point.
You saw gender factors at work. We shouldn't say to ourselves "It can't
happen here" just because tech writing is not a predominatly one-gender

Rick Lippincott
Eaton Semiconductor
rlippinc -at- bev -dot- etn -dot- com

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