Unpaid jobs: The new normal?
""People who work for free are far hungrier than anybody who has a salary, so they're going to outperform, they're going to try to please, they're going to be creative," says Kelly Fallis, chief executive of Remote Stylist, a Toronto and New York-based startup that provides Web-based interior design services. "From a cost savings perspective, to get something off the ground, it's huge. Especially if you're a small business."
In the last three years, Fallis has used about 50 unpaid interns for duties in marketing, editorial, advertising, sales, account management and public relations. She's convinced it's the wave of the future in human resources. "Ten years from now, this is going to be the norm," she says."
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Note: Thanks to alan watt for this link - heard him discuss it during his radio show on RBN.
Yep - I'm familiar with the concept - you go to take an "interview" and your "interview" is working a full day for a grocery delivery outfit. Then they don't hire you after they milked 8 hours of work from you. Scumbags.