'Will Work for Free'... the New Standard?

Work For Free
Work For Free

When is a job not a job? The answer is, when you work for free ... otherwise known as an unpaid internship.

The subject of internships has been in the news quite a bit recently thanks to Charlie Sheen's Twitter search for a social media intern resulting in close to 75,000 applications. Add to that a job market still mired in steep unemployment figures, last reported at 13.5 million. So, what's a desperate worker to do?

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