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The Interns Meet with Joanna - Running in Heels Video

It's performance-review day, and the interns can't believe their ears when they only earn mixed feedback.

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Sam, Joanna requested a meeting with all three of you- You, Ashley and Talitha. It's her and Lucy.

Oh, my god.

Hi, guys.

Hi there.

So, this is really a midpoint review to give you feedback from what we've heard about from people around the office. And we have mixed feedback on you all. I have one observation which I'm very surprised that you haven't sought me out more. I mean, I come in pretty early in the morning and I don't see you here. And I often am last to leave and I don't always see you here and I'm just surprised that none of you have been into my office and said, "I want to write the story of my life." or "I want to go and interview Bob Dylan." or "Do you want us to tell you about our assignments and the things that we're getting to do?" I mean, I don't need to kind of memo of- So I'm not sure of what you do. I just feel like the magazine depends on young people coming through who have ideas and they're putting them out there. And I don't feel like one of you has come to me and talked to me about it. This is gonna be your chance, the time that you have left, to really make your mark. So I just encourage you to just go for it. I feel like I want to see what you're made of.

That meeting with Joanna was a wake up call. I need to spend more time impressing her as supposed to worrying about Samantha.

I'm really disappointed that Joanna doesn't think we're doing a great job. It makes me feel like I'm letting her down.

I really, really hope she knows how hard we're working.

And I just feel like I am doing above and beyond. I'm really frustrated now because I'm trying so hard and to get, you know, not selling positive feedback is, you know, it hurts.

Truly, like, I don't even have to think.

I just feel like right now, it's [unknown] press and I want a job here more than anything. I'm working so hard and not meaning- It was all about her telling us that we're not working hard enough and it's like what more can I do?

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