No Time to Lose: A Search for Work / Life Balance


How to be a Good Intern by notimetolose

How to be a Good Intern from Libby Page on Vimeo.

Libby Page writes:

This is the trailer for my short film that will be launching in summer 2013, called All Work and No Pay.

For several years unpaid internships have made headlines and created a social media buzz, yet the foundations of the fashion industry are still built on the bricks of unpaid labour.

But how solid are these foundations?

All Work and No Pay argues that we are approaching the tipping point in the internship debate. It will get inside the issue by talking to interns and employers alike and following the campaigners who are pushing to eradicate this unpaid internship epidemic.

THE INDUSTRY SAYS: “We can’t afford to pay our interns.”
LIBBY SAYS: “You can’t afford not to.”

https://vimeo.com/53873238



Mallick: Huffington Post, AOL and the perils of free labour by notimetolose
February 11, 2011, 10:53 am
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by Heather Mallick in The Toronto Star (February 10, 2011)
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/936573–mallick-huffington-post-aol-and-the-perils-of-free-labour

Excerpt:

“Free work is like a puddle of dirty water, spreading fast and if you’re young, hard to escape unless you keep your wits about you. Unpaid interns are a byword in office life now but they have lousy lives. There’s a reason interns are asked to rub lotion onto the legs of talk-show hosts. It’s that people who work for free are treated worse than paid people. But you learn so much about the business! ”

ps – keep an eye on the NTTL link to delicious.com where I continue to post interesting relevant articles when I see them/think to post ’em 😉