So excited to announce this new series coming to The Miller Affect every Tuesday!
Rain or shine, you will see a ‘Tuesday Talks’ here on the blog!!
To easily find it, go to themilleraffect.com/blogging-tips, or look for ‘Blogging Tips’ under the ‘Lifestyle’ on my blog menu!
I would save themilleraffect.com/category/blogging-tips to your bookmarks tab so you can just click on it every Tuesday!
Warning: these posts aren’t going to be in any kind of order. I am not going to start at ‘How To Start at Blog’ or anything like that. I will mostly be ranting, covering recent events, or answering questions you have asked me via email!
If you have something you would love to see on here, please leave a comment below and I will add it to the list! I am hoping that I never run out of things to say on here!
Let’s get started with today’s Tuesday Tips and talk about why you should pay your interns.
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Blogging Tip #1: Pay Your Interns
Hiring unpaid interns in the United States is pretty much illegal now.
Even if it wasn’t, paying your employees (whether they are interns are not) definitely outweighs the cost.
Why should you pay your interns?
- Payment garnishes loyalty. You may think your intern is loyal to you, but there is really nothing keeping them there.
- Paying your intern will cause them to work harder. I know you probably may think this isn’t true, butttt it is. If they think there is a way they can move up in the company, they will work harder. If they thing there is a way they can get a raise, they will work harder.
- Paying your intern is the right thing to do. It just makes me to mad when I hear people have unpaid interns (even though the interns ‘want’ to be working for them.) These people ARE WORKING FOR YOU. They are doing something to help you. Why wouldn’t you pay them?
- Not paying your intern could lead in a legal battle that will ultimately cost you so much more. There are already a few cases of unpaid internships that have gone to court where the intern wins. Here is a list of criteria that determines whether your unpaid internship is legal or not:
*The Washington Post
Do you see #4? Due to this alone, there is no way that your internship could be legal in the United States.
Of course many people are disputing this and there are many mixed opinions about this. We, in Dallas, are no longer to hire interns from SMU campus without paying them. Colleges everywhere are starting to crack down on this. They want their students to be able to find internships, but they are also demanding fair payment for all. And they should!
Whether you believe it is legal or not, paying your intern is the moral thing to do. How much is minimum wage in your state? What is $8 an hour, when they are doing so much to benefit you? I promise that you will see the worth if you start paying them.
They will ultimately work harder, be more loyal, show up when they are supposed to, etc.
If you are busy enough to need an intern, you are doing well enough to pay one.
I know their are mixed opinions about this, so feel free to leave a comment below with your thoughts on why you should pay your interns!