Intern Gets Fired Before He Starts Because Of One Typo

college student loses internship over casual email
college student loses internship over casual email

Career counselors frequently caution college students that their flipflops and textspeaks may cause problems in the workplace. One undergrad apparently didn't heed the warnings, and was denied an internship for failing to capitalize one word.

On his blog, best-selling author Jeff Pearlman reports the plight of his friend's son, a college junior who landed a paid summer internship in human resources at a major network in New York. "He was thrilled," the friend told Pearlman. "Just thrilled."

On getting the job offer, the young man emailed his would-be supervisor a note of gratitude that began, "Thanks for the meeting on thursday."