#DearIntern is trending on Twitter, and for those who don’t know, people are using it as an opportunity to share the embarrassing mistakes they’ve made while at work. Concerning the sheer amount of business books we’ve read at book club that emphasizes the importance of creating and learning from mistakes, I figured I’d share some of these tweets with you all. So let’s take a look at this Social Media Round-Up.
It all started with this tweet HBO sent out.
We mistakenly sent out an empty test email to a portion of our HBO Max mailing list this evening. We apologize for the inconvenience, and as the jokes pile in, yes, it was the intern. No, really. And we’re helping them through it. ❤️
— HBOMaxHelp (@HBOMaxHelp) June 18, 2021
We have all been there; making mistakes are crucial for growth, well learning from them. I once took someone’s meme, edited it, and didn’t give them credit, and I thought it was fine. But, I learned from it, and as Bette always says, “Make new mistakes.” #DearIntern
Go look up the "Dear Intern" trend on Twitter. It's people all admitting their mistakes and noting they're still present/successful. It's so heartwarming, and I wish society would look more kindly on mistakes in general. We're all humans, not robots. Well, for now, anyway.
— Threatymology (@threatymology) June 18, 2021
I agree with Threatymology; mistakes are an essential aspect of learning, and if you’re not making mistakes, you’re not working hard enough. This trend could serve as an example to any company that has harsh policies. #DearIntern
I once globally took down Spotify. It almost happened twice. My team was awesome about it and I'm still here. You managed to find something broken in the way integration tests are done. It's a good thing and will help improve things. Good luck <3.
— Daenney (@daenney) June 18, 2021
Now I know why my Spotify is so finicky; It’s Daenney’s fault. But, I’m just kidding, my Spotify has always been fine, and I’m glad to know Spotify is the kind of company that accepts that mistakes are a great way to find what’s broken and fix it.
Dear Intern, when I was 25 I made a PDF assigning each employee to the Muppet they reminded me of the most. I meant to send it to my work friend, but I accidentally sent it to the entire company. My supervisor (Beaker) wanted to fire me, but the owners (Bert & Ernie) intervened. https://t.co/zMKvQ6nxjj
— 🦛aerin🦛 (@AerinChevyFord) June 18, 2021
You’ve officially exposed your muppet obsession to the internet. Congratulations, by the way, we all deserve to have a “Bert and Ernie” in our corner. #DearIntern
An engineering manager once told me, “Experience is what you gain from wins, wisdom is what you learn from losses.” Congratulations you just earned some wisdom!
Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid of not growing. I’m proud of you.
A Platform Engineer
— Eddie Herbert (@edward_of_clt) June 18, 2021
This guy Eddie has the best outlook and is giving me supportive dad energy. Thank you, Ernie… I mean Eddie. #DearIntern
I hope you are a *paid* intern. Warner Media is a 30 billion dollar company and this is the only HBO email anyone will ever talk about. https://t.co/0jADGxsJLf
— Justin DiPego (@JustinDiPego) June 18, 2021
Justin cleverly points out that any publicity is good publicity, and this is the most HBO has had in a while. #DearIntern, know your worth!
it gets better.
ps. don’t wear a beret for awhile, k?
— Monica Lewinsky (she/her) (@MonicaLewinsky) June 18, 2021
And, in the words of the infamous Monica Lewinsky… it gets better.
Anyway, that is all I have for this social media round-up called #DearIntern; let me know what you think on social and as always, stay safe.