October 5, 2009 by sparktalk
Dear Experts, I am the lowly intern in my office. There is someone in my work area who leaves their phone on all day and it plays a really annoying ring every time they receive a text message. It is really distracting, but I don’t know who it is. Even if I did, I would not feel comfortable saying something to any of the persons it could be. I don’t know who I can talk with to tell them to turn their phone on silent – like everyone else. ANSWER:
This is a good opportunity to impress your supervisor! Think about what you will say and how you will say it before you ask for a brief meeting. Be forthright and ask for advice on how he, she or the company would recommend you handle this type of situation, given the culture.
Remember, the point to an internship is for you to LEARN. Don’t limit your learning to only things about your given career field. Instead learn all you can about business relationships, culture, and communication. These lessons will serve you well in the future.
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