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Apr 22, 2011
ok scott, u choose dilbert instead of alice for this task, wrong pick ...
 
 
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Apr 22, 2011
My problem with this strip is not so much that interns have to do menial work (they do) or that Dilbert doesn't bother to communicate it nicely.

The thing is that Dilbert wouldn’t bother with the latter because using additional words to mask a situation that is obvious to everybody anyway is inefficient and thus goes against a founding principle of engineering.
 
 
Apr 22, 2011
When I was an Intern during college this happened to me all the time. Interns get all the tedious grunt work that nobody ever wants to do. As an example, I spent a whole summer fixing compiler warnings so that when all the developers compiled their code, they didn't have to see all of the "annoying" messages telling them that they're doing it wrong.
 
 
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Apr 22, 2011
Internships = Cheap labor to perform the tasks no normal paid employee wants to do.
 
 
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Apr 22, 2011
@richmahn Are you sure it is like that? I thought that only one who came from parallel universe was the PHB... I rather think that Dilbert doesn't simply have his day.
 
 
 
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