26 year old Tara Kennedy was today rushed to hospital after receiving a reported 56 paper cuts from extensive filing in a city centre office this morning.
Tara, who has a 1st class honours degree in Biochemistry and a Masters in something we can’t even pronounce, was working as an intern when the incident took place.
The financial company she got her latest internship with, promised her experience and opportunity when she started, but she has since been locked in a dark, sweaty back room, filling for 8-10 hours a day. She’s allowed 1 toilet break during that period and isn’t allowed to make eye contact with anyone else who works there while she is in the building.
Tara lost a lot of blood and was taken to St. James’s Hospital, where her employers dumped her lifeless body outside the emergency entrance and sped off.
Doctors have since stabilised her and her condition is not thought to be life threatening.
Medical staff at the hospital have said they have seen an increase in the amount of injuries interns are sustaining while on the job. Paper cuts from doing nothing but mundane filing and 3rd degree burns from constantly being forced to make the entire office teas and coffees, are adding a huge element of risk into an interns day.
Potential interns are being asked to be extra careful when apply and accepting unpaid positions, as the experience and opportunity promised usually comes in the form of condescending sympathy from the employers and workers in the office.
Additional Content Therese Ryan