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(The Atlantic Wire)   Man collapses and dies after ______________ for 72 hours straight. A) Farking. B) Playing his favorite MMORPG. C) Working at his job as an unpaid intern for Bank of America   (theatlanticwire.com ) divider line
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2013-08-20 01:09:00 PM  
5 votes:

Tom_Slick: "They get to put MCI/WorldCom on their resume."


Why not just put "convicted felon" or "child molester" on there instead?
2013-08-20 03:34:10 PM  
2 votes:

brownribbon: I once worked a 105 hour week, including a 19 hour day. The weeks surrounding that weren't as bad, but still in the 75+ range. And I was doing it in the heat of summer, cleaning portable toilets.


Is that where you got your Fark handle?
2013-08-20 02:31:12 PM  
2 votes:
Pansy Brit dies from overwork. So what?  You'll not find me grieving for this latest loser in the game of life.  Why in my day, I used to work 26 hour days, walking to and from work uphill both ways, and they made me pay to work there.
2013-08-20 02:26:48 PM  
2 votes:
If we can agree on no other facts on this story, can we just agree that BofA is staffed by assholes?
2013-08-20 01:06:57 PM  
2 votes:
If he was an unpaid intern, he probably spent a fair amount of his work time both A) Farking and B) Playing his favorite MMPORG.
2013-08-20 01:05:05 PM  
2 votes:

Tom_Slick: Is this where I explode about companies not paying their interns? I've worked at 4 small companies and 1 large corporation that had interns, the small companies had a soul and paid whatever minimum wage was plus 2 dollars, the large corporation paid nothing, under the guise of "They get to put MCI/WorldCom on their resume."


I think we should be more incensed that we're selling naming rights for our Mass. Correctional Institutions to private companies.

/wait, what?
2013-08-20 09:16:18 PM  
1 vote:
working for free at a bank?

You just failed finance 101.
2013-08-20 03:31:48 PM  
1 vote:

Rurouni: Rurouni: Nana's Vibrator: Rurouni: More misleading bullshiat. He had pre-existing conditions/illnesses.

Besides in college, programming and working on major projects for 3-4 days straight was not uncommon and nobody in any of my classes died...

Yes.  You work very hard.  Congratulations.
Being required to work 100+ hours would exacerbate his condition.  He's dead because a company that can turns $2,000,000,000 profit in A QUARTER shiats on their employees, who in turn shiat on their customers.

Oh my god a company made money! They are so evil!

I work for one of the largest banks in the world. I am treated and compensated rather well.

Get a real job and form your own opinion instead of being spoonfed misformed half-baked ideology from the internet.

No wait now that I think about it you're right! I have to get here so early, 8am is so unreasonable. And I'm expected to stay here all day? Outrageous! And the secretaries don't even give me hourly BJs!

Banks truly are evil empires and horrible to work for.


Double post?  Did I push a few buttons?  I didn't say all banks are evil.  If you learned about what Bank of America has done, for example, with their mortgage practices, you'd see that they calculated that f*ing over their customers was worth more than the financial penalties they would incur.  The penalty for doing something illegal was not a deterrent, and they willfully and intentionally ignore laws and harmed the very people they were supposedly in a partnership with.  You'll see that yes, Bank of America is, by definition, an unethical corporation.  That's just one example of the lawsuits they're dealing with right now.  With US Government Attorneys.

Yes, through all of that, and with nondeterrent repercussions, they do manage to turn a multibillion dollar profit each quarter.  Does that make them right by your standard?  Did the board of your big superhero company try to tell you to think unethical practices are OK, too?

Anyways, I have an involuntary US Government legally enforced knowledge base in ethics.  That and my location might hint to you what I do for a living.  What our company's and our industry's practices do for money does not come close to justifying poor employee treatment in any regard.
2013-08-20 03:26:51 PM  
1 vote:
Should of got a real job instead of trying to play CEO like daddy
2013-08-20 03:12:12 PM  
1 vote:

Rurouni: Nana's Vibrator: Rurouni: More misleading bullshiat. He had pre-existing conditions/illnesses.

Besides in college, programming and working on major projects for 3-4 days straight was not uncommon and nobody in any of my classes died...

Yes.  You work very hard.  Congratulations.
Being required to work 100+ hours would exacerbate his condition.  He's dead because a company that can turns $2,000,000,000 profit in A QUARTER shiats on their employees, who in turn shiat on their customers.

Oh my god a company made money! They are so evil!

I work for one of the largest banks in the world. I am treated and compensated rather well.

Get a real job and form your own opinion instead of being spoonfed misformed half-baked ideology from the internet.


No wait now that I think about it you're right! I have to get here so early, 8am is so unreasonable. And I'm expected to stay here all day? Outrageous! And the secretaries don't even give me hourly BJs!

Banks truly are evil empires and horrible to work for.
2013-08-20 03:07:49 PM  
1 vote:

Nana's Vibrator: Rurouni: More misleading bullshiat. He had pre-existing conditions/illnesses.

Besides in college, programming and working on major projects for 3-4 days straight was not uncommon and nobody in any of my classes died...

Yes.  You work very hard.  Congratulations.
Being required to work 100+ hours would exacerbate his condition.  He's dead because a company that can turns $2,000,000,000 profit in A QUARTER shiats on their employees, who in turn shiat on their customers.


Oh my god a company made money! They are so evil!

I work for one of the largest banks in the world. I am treated and compensated rather well.

Get a real job and form your own opinion instead of being spoonfed misformed half-baked ideology from the internet.
2013-08-20 03:00:21 PM  
1 vote:
Did he get the job?
2013-08-20 02:54:42 PM  
1 vote:
Kid obviously wasn't BoA material.
2013-08-20 02:42:25 PM  
1 vote:
I fixed the article

>Erhardt's friends claimed required eight ball all-nighters in two weeks, exhausted him to death.
2013-08-20 02:38:46 PM  
1 vote:
BofA can't afford to pay their interns, maybe they need another tax break.
2013-08-20 02:38:14 PM  
1 vote:
Meh.  I'd call that suicide.
2013-08-20 02:37:22 PM  
1 vote:

Prey4reign: Pansy Brit dies from overwork. So what?  You'll not find me grieving for this latest loser in the game of life.  Why in my day, I used to work 26 hour days, walking to and from work uphill both ways, and they made me pay to work there.


To be fair, the meth hadn't been stomped on nearly as much back in the day.
2013-08-20 02:34:46 PM  
1 vote:
A German exchange student for the University of Michigan working for Bank of America in London.

Trying to follow all that would give anybody a seizure.
2013-08-20 02:29:25 PM  
1 vote:

Tom_Slick: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Tom_Slick: "They get to put MCI/WorldCom on their resume."

Why not just put "convicted felon" or "child molester" on there instead?

I leave it off mine, the pay was great, but my god they were stupid.  I worked in a department of 39 people whose job it was to talk to the customers so the engineers didn't have to.  Yeah, my life in the late 90s was very much like office space.



How did you "Jump to Conclusions" mat work out? Lemon? Big seller?
2013-08-20 01:17:39 PM  
1 vote:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Tom_Slick: "They get to put MCI/WorldCom on their resume."

Why not just put "convicted felon" or "child molester" on there instead?


I leave it off mine, the pay was great, but my god they were stupid.  I worked in a department of 39 people whose job it was to talk to the customers so the engineers didn't have to.  Yeah, my life in the late 90s was very much like office space.
 
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