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What about Sarah Mirk?

Posted by ? | October 24, 2006 2:53 PM

how the hell does a multi million dollar publishing empire, w\two major weeklies, get away with a no pay worker?


indentured servitude?


Posted by Janice | October 24, 2006 3:25 PM

You wanna pay an unknown gofer/intern of questionable quality wages for 20 hours a week, you go right on ahead. I can't blame the Stranger for not doing so.

If the demand weren't there there'd be no volunteers.

And the term 'empire' may be a bit much.

Posted by Gomez | October 24, 2006 3:35 PM

You forgot the 520 bridge.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 24, 2006 3:37 PM

Why won't The Stranger say what it pays its regular staffers? Or would Tim Keck "veto" that disclosure?

Posted by Start a union? | October 24, 2006 3:48 PM

Why is it any of your business?

Posted by Fnarf | October 24, 2006 3:55 PM

re: 520... given Sarah Mirk's done all the reporting on that issue and she's the n00b on the block, that story's probably all her.

Posted by Gomez | October 24, 2006 3:56 PM

I believe interning is a great way to get life experience, learn a business and get college credit.

It's not always about getting paid in $ - sometimes it is about learning something and being around something you love.

Posted by snacky | October 24, 2006 5:24 PM

Where can I send my resume. I graduate from SPSCC? Does that help?

Posted by StrangerDanger | October 24, 2006 5:30 PM
10's also not a bad way to get your foot in the door for a paid gig (cf. Sarah). At least four interns have been hired where I work and I know of several other cases at other organizations.

Especially in the non-profit world this is not uncommon.

Posted by gnossos | October 24, 2006 9:34 PM

as if students are not entitled to minimum wage........

I agree with those who don not like so called interns who ate set up to work for free, shitty ..... pay the min. wage to entry level part time employees who work for for profit business......

oh, god, i forgot, the Stranger can't afford another 140.00 a week of expense.

how very stupid of is shitty and these kids

Posted by Jay | October 25, 2006 1:46 AM

Gee, Jay, I didn't know you had total access to the Stranger's ledgers and knew for sure that they could afford to print their paper AND pay their interns for every hour worked. Thanks for the info.

Posted by Gomez | October 25, 2006 8:02 AM

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