Confessions of an Intern: Workplace Rules that No One Tells You About

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Confessions of an Intern: Workplace Rules that No One Tells You About

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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he day before I was about to start work, I was intolerably excited. Sure, I was only going to be an intern, but I was still looking forward to being employed, earning my own money. I just hoped it wouldn’t turn into The Devil Wears Prada situation, with a monster of a boss. I was prepared for the same old stuff that I’d heard from my parents – nosy colleagues, tiresome worksheets, demanding but inspiring seniors, and long work hours.

And so, with few expectations, I arrived on my first day, an hour early. I wanted to be as radical with my ideas as Nike was with their Colin Kaepernick campaign. I had the energy and zeal of Ranveer Singh on steroids. And like Anup Jalota, I was dying to subscribe to a new way of life.

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