Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Growing Pains

Ahhhh, well... the fun never stops.

Yesterday seemed like it went well with the intern. It's so obvious this is his first job - so the questions are a little funny at times. When there was a question about going to the bathroom... I had to laugh to myself.

Or every time he needs to ask me something - he knocks on my cubicle before walking in... hysterical. Respectful, and cute... but a little funny too.

So I thought we were rocking along, doing pretty well actually.

Then, today - our HR director (a man - this becomes important later) comes by to tell me that our intern came to talk to him yesterday about the job. It seems our young grasshopper isn't exactly happy doing data entry. Which I find odd because he seems really intimidated by people - so you'd think a job where he pretty much gets left alone to do his own thing would be ideal.

He instead wants to meet with our VP, do some volunteer projects, and special event projects... heck - it's like he wants to go from 0 - 60 in one day! We do have some other things planned for him this summer, but his primary job was to help with data entry.

The funny thing is that I sit here everyday - and do the exact same thing he's doing... EXACT same thing - just a different set of data. So, how is it too good for him? I don't know.

I've picked up on something about him though. I think he has an issue with women... maybe a discomfort of some sort... I don't know... but I've noticed that he'll talk to the men that he sees, but avoids the women if possible.

Anyway - I'm pretty sure he's met with the HR guy at least one more time today - so I'm curious as to if this is going to work out for the 8 weeks, or if this student is going to cut and run. I think he could learn a lot if he'd stick around and realize that the bulk of what we do is behind a computer screen... but I guarantee his work is the only work that the CEO will be looking at this summer. If we get these lists loaded into the database and make some significant progress on getting our monthly e-newsletter to a larger audience... he'll be a hero!

Lets just hope that he continues coming back and that he'll settle in... or somehow - it'll be my fault.

I was worried that he might not come back from lunch today, but we got through that hurdle... next thing... lets pray that he comes back tomorrow morning.