Intern Gets Fired Before He Starts Because Of One Typo
Career counselors frequently caution college students that their flipflops and textspeaks may cause problems in the workplace. One undergrad apparently didn't heed the warnings, and was denied an internship for failing to capitalize one word.
On his blog, best-selling author Jeff Pearlman reports the plight of his friend's son, a college junior who landed a paid summer internship in human resources at a major network in New York. "He was thrilled," the friend told Pearlman. "Just thrilled."
On getting the job offer, the young man emailed his would-be supervisor a note of gratitude that began, "Thanks for the meeting on thursday."
The next day, the supervisor picked up the phone and crushed the kid's dream. "We don't think you're right for this," she said.
He had failed to capitalize Thursday.