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61. An Intern's First Day at a Law Firm
Maria was an intern at a law firm.
eventual goal was to become an environmental lawyer.
an internship was a great way to learn
and make her resume look better. The internship
unpaid, but she was okay with that.
nervous on her first day. She made sure
looked professional. She wore a white collared shirt,
navy blue blazer, a pencil skirt, and black
. She put her hair in a ponytail and
a pearl necklace.
Maria entered the law firm
looked around her. Everyone looked so busy and
. She liked that. Maria went to her boss
. Susan has been a lawyer for twenty years
won many of her cases. Susan looked mean,
Maria was ready to make her like her.
and Susan shook hands. Susan had a firm
. "First, I want you to get me a
of coffee. No creamer or sugar," she said. "
! What would you like me to do next?"
asked. "I'll let you know after you get
my coffee," Susan said.
Maria came back with
coffee. Susan took the coffee and drank it. "
, now I want you to drive to the
grocery store and buy my groceries," she said.
was shocked. She thought she would be doing
important work. "What does this have to do
law?" Maria asked. "Are you questioning my knowledge
law?" Susan asked. Maria immediately froze. She shook
head no. She obeyed her orders and then
Susan an email saying that she quit.