I started my summer internship two weeks ago, but it's not as advertised. I haven't been given anything meaningful. I have the opportunity to get a summer lifeguard job, which pays more. If you don't learn anything, you may earn more and have fun. Does it look bad in resume?
Is it dangerous to swim in the sea where sharks infest? Yes, resumes look bad, but if you quit after two weeks, you don't have to leave the job to resumes anyway. Before you quit, keep in mind that many internships are what you make from them. Kill whatever they give you, take a great attitude, ask them to do more, and take the initiative. It's a valuable experience and probably the area you're looking for in your profession. If you don't want to do that and want to quit, well, go ahead. There is a shortage of lifeguards, which also suits resumes. However, lifeguards do not stop swimming when the tide is rough, and successful businessmen do not quit.
June was Pride Month. Prior to that, it was a mental health consciousness that followed the Asia-Pacific heritage. Personally, I'm tired of the company that tells me what to believe, what to celebrate, and how to feel every month. Can you express your opinion that you don't want to attend their special event without endangering your career?
July is National Ice Cream Month. Is there anything for ice cream? If you don't like the culture of your company, or if you feel they are trying to teach you or congratulate you on not being your values, then you have one of three things. You can: Speak out and try to change the culture, stay quiet and don't participate, or leave. However, there is a big difference between a company that confronts political issues and a company that celebrates and respects various aspects of humanity, culture, diversity and well-being. Any company is very likely to risk success by complaining about it, and it can be difficult to find happiness outside of the coldest organizations.
Gregory Giangrande has over 25 years of experience as Chief Human Resources Officer. Listen to Greg Weds. At 9:35 am with Len Berman and Michael Riedel at iHeartRadio710WOR. E-mail: GoToGreg@NYPost.com. Follow:GoToGreg.comand Twitter: @GregGiangrande