I'll get the expression that you _maybe_ gave the intern a workplace....
And a task.
But no introduction, no oversight, no check / follow up on his task....?
If yes, then: Own fault.
Yes I'll agree that is partly it. It was also used as a learning experience. Part of the problem is he doesnt report to me so I cant exactly tell him what to do.
Luckily it wasnt something critical. I could rewrite it in an afternoon. I have learned to make sure this doesnt happen again.
Just annoying that someone would come to that kind of solution.
Yes and No. It's really hard to tell.
Some of my interns needed to be mentored on taking a phone call (age > 22).
Some others needed to be taught that asking questions doesn't mean that they will be reprimanded...
Others simply felt alienated and panicked as they had no clue what to do.
I'm not trying to play a blame game, more that when someone is new and you don't know him, start right there.
Get to know him.
Bosses might not like that, but the more you care, the less the risk that you end up with an ... Let's say problematic intern.
One of the reasons I loved mentoring was that you never knew what was gonna happen... ;)
BobbyTables394937dI have certainly oversimplified everything regarding the junior dev without getting into pointless details.
Should I have exercised more over site? yes
Should he have done better work or be more open about the difficulties he was having? absolutely
@AleCx04 I can be abrasive, yes.
But if you ask nicely or gimme the facts to understand, even when abrasive I'll try to be nice... I think everyone deserves a chance. Destroying... Hm, if you give up easily, you shouldn't be in IT or in a job involving a lot of responsibility. Harsh lesson, but must be learned.
@sladuled common sense...
Get to know them. Then you'll know what "common sense" to expect. I've had my fair deal of disappointments here, reason I hate the german education system for example.