One of the funniest things I’ve come across are those people who want to gain experience, but who aren’t willing to intern at a company for free. If you don’t know jack shit, shouldn’t you get paid jack shit in return?
Several years ago, there was a lot of debate regarding employers taking advantage of their free interns. So, like any good Big Government would do, the US Department of Labor stepped in to establish the Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act to protect these poor interns.
The “unintended consequence” of course is that there may be fewer opportunities for eager beavers to gain experience since employers might as well hire qualified, full-time employees if they have to pay!