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Subject:Interns @ $10 an Hour From:Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- AXIONET -dot- COM> Date:Sat, 13 Dec 1997 18:39:41 -0500
In answer to various comments made on this subject (my apologies for not
Comment:Why should a company pay a living wage?
A: Common decency. Or, if that's not good enough for you, how about
Comment: $10 an hour is a good wage for an intern. Lots of college
students would be glad of it.
A: The point is not whether people would be glad of it, but what the
work is actually worth.
If the intern is genuinely given a chance to learn and receives some
semi-formal lessons, then $10 might be acceptable.
On the other hand, if the intern is just a cheaper pair of hand, and is
basically doing work for which a full-fledged writer would be paid three
times the amount, then the company fully deserves condemnation.
I will now lead the choir in a round of "Solidarity Forever." Please