The littlest things get me insanely excited.
I start planning for things far in advance.
Researching every little detail, buying necessary items, telling everyone and their mother about whatever opportunity I've found for myself.
And then it all comes crashing down.
Every single damn time.
The internship is great - I think.
I was supposed to start today, but something came up.
I got a call from the Center for Business Internships at my university and, lo and behold, I am not eligible to receive course credit for my internship because it's unpaid and the university seeks to uphold minimum wage laws.
That's the main reason for taking on this internship.
So that I can graduate.
I'm not sure if I'm going to quit the internship or not.
I'm going to see what paperwork has to be turned in for the internship and if there's not actual proof of payment - my boss said he'd lie on the paperwork and say that he was paying me.
But he won't actually pay me.
On the bright side.....
I just spoke with my university and the paperwork required is simply a signature from my boss stating how much he paid me.
No actual proof - no pay stubs - just a lie on a piece of paper to get me 6 credit hours and on the road to graduation.
I've been a mixed bag of emotions the past couple of days.
Excited for the internship, horribly disappointed about not getting credit, less than excited about my boss not considering paying me, happy that I'll be getting my college credit after all.
I already sent out about a billion other applications in the time between finding out I wouldn't be able to receive credit to this morning, when I found out that I could receive credit.
It's nearly impossible to find a paid internship, though.
I found plenty of other marketing internships, almost had another interview, and then I asked it if was paid or unpaid.
Of course it's unpaid.
Internships are just a loophole for free slave labor, as my gramma warned me the other day.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, grammy....
Waiting on a phone call back from my boss so that I can explain what needs to be done.
Then it's, hopefully, smooth sailing.
A bientôt, lovelies.