Sunday, March 29, 2009

A happy conundrum

Apologies, I'm so disappointed with myself, I've had quite a dry spell. Over one month and no new stuff. I just got caught up in sleeping an average of 4 hours everyday, balancing papers, this radio stuff, and projects, then finals came around and ugh. . . it was a never ending story for about a month.

anyway great news--- (i never would have guessed) I almost got straight As (in my eyes I got straight As: 4 As and an A-)! I realize this is kind of childish to announce, but I'm just so proud of myself for doing such a great job during such a turbulent quarter.

But moving on, even greater news: I got called back for an interview for an internship with the communications/marketing department for Radio Disney in San Carlos. Of course nothing is set yet, I'm just glad to have an interview. But then I got thinking (and this is going way too far, kind of like counting the eggs before you buy the chicken kind of thing) if I got it, (and not just this position, but essentially any internship) what would I do in terms of this whole social security stuff? I guess it depends if it's paid or not. Truthfully, the way I see it, I'd just do like I've done in the past, use the one I got at la Tropicana Whether it was paid or not. Some people I know have actually told their employers, but I feel like that's way too big of a risk. But then with the DREAM Act being introduced (more reactions on this bill introduction in the near future) would that put me in danger in any way of being "fixed?" Hmm. . . I don't know, anyone have two cents on this?


  1. It shouldn't be a problem if it's unpaid, maybe they won't even ask you for it. I had an unpaid internship and the application didn't ask for a SS number and they never asked about it.If they ask for it, tell them you don't remember or leave it blank if they ask for it in a form.

    If it's paid... well, what I would do is tell them you don't want to be paid, they will probably jump out of their seat out of happiness. If they start asking why, it's up to you if you want to tell them or make up an excuse. I don't recommend using what you got at La Tropicana, it could come back to bite you in the ass later, not just for DREAM but in terms of your resume. If they realize it's not a real one you will lose potential references or lose the credit you should be given for your work (as in what if you do that and they don't realize it until the end, then you have done all the work and probably won't get credit for it or references).

  2. I agree with Lu on this one. Dont use the tropicana one if its paid or not. If they dont ask dont tell. If they ask be straight forward.

    Its worked for you in the past right?

  3. From what I hear, the paid ones are usually doodoo anyway, most people end up using a relatives or something of that sort.