It appears that a company in Dublin that is looking for an intern, does not actually have any idea about what an internship is.
The company, Gobshite Ltd is an online marketing company that specialises in overcharging clients for setting up Facebook pages for their businesses.
They posted a job online looking for an “intern”, but on closer inspection, it appears that they want a digital marketing specialist with years of experience, that is willing to work for free.
The 9 month unpaid position, wants someone who is has years of experience with SEO, PPC, SEM, content management systems, campaign implementation and analytics tracking, amongst a host of other bullshit skills.
The company are in fact just looking to take advantage of an unemployed person and don’t appear to value their staff or their business at all.
Commenting on the issue, Logic said;
Interns by definition are not experts, nor have years of experience. Internships are meant to be like apprenticeships for the professional industry. This is like taking on an apprentice electrician and expecting him to be able to wire an entire building on his own, with no help or training whatsoever and expect him to do it for free.
Gobshite Ltd don’t appear to understand the actual concept of an intern – or they are involved in an elaborate prank.
They do not offer any sort of on the job training with the position either, as the person they are looking for won’t in fact need any, because they’ll be fully qualified.
Companies are advised to research the finer details about internships and they can make a start by checking out the Wikipedia page on internships here, that gives some basic advise and insights.
Many f*cktard companies that engage in similar practices, worryingly don’t appear to understand basic economics, as refusing to pay qualified people a standard wage will in fact destroy domestic demand for their own products and services and put low skilled, younger people with no experience out of the workforce completely.
It also places a heavier burden on the state and tax payer to look after the interns because the companies are too cheap and scabby to do it themselves.