“THEY JUST TOLD me to sit in the corner here and wait here until 5pm and then just go home, so far none of them have made eye contact with me”
The words of one transition year student looking to learn about a profession he is keen to pursue a career in. However, it has become apparent he is set to gain invaluable experience by being shunted off into a corner and ignored for the next week, WWN has learned.
16-year-old Micheal Canning had been looking forward to learning more about software development as part of his transition year work experience programme while working in Rbbsh, which is home to a waste collection service App.
“Some doss for them, isn’t it? Just sitting around for a week on the internet,” said Rbbsh founder Colin Temple, who does pretty much the same thing himself.
Temple granted Canning the opportunity to feel utterly bored and slightly embarrassed for a week straight and has done nothing to impart any experience or knowledge to the teenager.
“Working at Rbbsh so far has been, well, fucking rubbish to be honest, I’m just ignored and every question I ask is treated like a massive inconvenience. If you didn’t have the fucking time to provide me with an insight into this industry maybe you shouldn’t have said yes to my request,” Canning said to himself in his head, as he spent hours by a desk that was out of the way of important people with careers in an industry the teen was desperate to learn more about.
Canning is also required to write a summary of what he has learned and present it to his teachers upon his return.
“Yeah, so basically I have to lie to my teacher and tell him I learned a lot because if I don’t, the teacher will give out and punish me, huge success all around, this work experience shite,” added Canning, who is having second thoughts about a career in anything at this rate.
“What did I learn about software development? I learned that trips to get coffee in the cafe around the corner for people who don’t have the courtesy to learn my name or even say ‘hello’ can get really demeaning, really quickly,” the student concluded.