I have managed to get an internship at a technology company for the summer, but I am not really thinking that it is going to be as great as I had hoped any more. The truth is that the people there are really under a lot of stress and that people who are under stress can really act like jerks. That is a nice word, and not the one that I am thinking when I write that. At any rate they make stuff like scanner software and other imaging software, but they are having a lot of real issues. It is pretty obvious that they are up against a bunch of obstacles and they can not find the way around them, so all of them are getting snarky with one another. It is a job that I thought would be terrific for my resume and unlike a lot of internships, this is a job with a paycheck and that makes it better. I really need the money and I hope to save enough money so that I can finish my degree without having to work very much.
At any rate I am doing the best that I can to avoid certain people, especially since there is a real conflict when it comes to me. This place is shorthanded, and therefore there are a number of people who all want to have me carry water for them. It is a silly thing, but some times I stand in doorways and look around to make sure that I am not going to run into certain people. In particular I try to avoid getting in between the ones that really are intent on making me do their bidding. The truth is that there is not a clear hierarchy, so I have no clue who is really in authority over me.