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Interns - Entitled to minimum wage??

  • 20-04-2013 4:13pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 137 ✭✭


    Hi,

    I have been working at a firm for almost a year now as an intern. I got the internship because I decided to do a work placement year during a year of my degree. So I am a registered university student, earning academic credits. However this is a totally optional year. Its not like for example nursing, where you have to do work placement to pass your degree.

    I've been making 150 euros a week and I thought that I was only getting this from the firm out of the goodness of their hearts because interns aren't legally entitled to any wage. However I am now very suspicious that I am being taken advantage off. All other interns I know in private firms are making minimum wage.

    Although Im just a student I have set hours (43 hrs pw) and often have to work late/ come in early to get work done. The work I have to do is of value to the firm, I'm always really busy with all the tasks I have to do which involves a lot of photocopying/ delivering packages.

    I'm not sure, maybe Im not entitled to it, but would anyone know or be able to advise me? I feel really taken advantage of.
    Thanks in advance.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,203 ✭✭✭SCOOP 64


    How long is your internship suppose to last?


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,637 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble


    How much paid work have you had after you turned 18?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭StillWaters


    What did you agree at the start of the internship?


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