The Kardashians are worth over $1 billion. But they want you to work for them for free.
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The Kardashian-Jenner family is worth well over $1 billion. According to Forbes, the richest, Kylie Jenner, is worth over $900 million. While the poorest, Rob Kardashian, is barely scarping by with just $10 million.

Poor Rob, someone should start him a GoFundMe page.

As any insanely rich person knows, the best way to stay wealthy is to keep your filthy lucre to yourself.


One way the employees of Jenner Communications are keeping their Hermès Birkin purses full is by not paying the help.

A job posting recently found at EntertainmentCareers.net shows the Kardashians are looking for an unpaid intern to run with errands, wrap gifts, and help with the kids’ toys.

A big qualifier is you must be a student. Which makes sense if you’re pursuing a bachelor’s degree in gift wrapping, which isn’t currently offered at USC.

The job posting made its way to Reddit where the forum’s users were beside themselves.

“So the Kardashians have people working for them, not for free, but paying university rates, and possibly going into debt to wrap presents and run errands?” Reddit user, throwaway_circus, wrote.

“It's not even not paying them. If the students are doing this for college credit, they are PAYING to work, possibly by borrowing money and accumulating student loan debt,” the user continued.

Another Redditor wasn't shocked in the least.

“You’re surprised the rich have found a way to effectively enslave the poor in such a way that the poor are supposed to be thankful?” Reddit user,  PelagianEmpiricist, wrote

Another user posted federal Department of Labor unpaid intern guidelines, and the job appears to be in violation of at least two of the seven.

2. The extent to which the internship provides training that would be similar to that which would be given in an educational environment, including the clinical and other hands-on training provided by educational institutions.

6. The extent to which the intern’s work complements, rather than displaces, the work of paid employees while providing significant educational benefits to the intern.

The super sleuths at Reddit also uncovered another Jenner Communications posting for an unpaid intern.

via EntertainmentCareers.net

This unpaid internship involves “helping with the dog.” Looks like the perfect opportunity for anyone studying to be a veterinarian.

For those who wouldn’t mind working for America’s reality royal family for free, be warned, the Glassdoor reviews for Jenner Communications are terrible.

"Stay far, far away" a former intern wrote. "The people working there are incredibly mean and don't take time to answer questions. No one cares about you or cares to properly train you."

Another former intern rated the experience as "horrible" and said, "Other people who worked there were not very nice and were snobby."

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Shanda Lynn Poitra was born and raised on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota. She lived there until she was 24 years old when she left for college at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

"Unfortunately," she says, "I took my bad relationship with me. At the time, I didn't realize it was so bad, much less, abusive. Seeing and hearing about abusive relationships while growing up gave me the mentality that it was just a normal way of life."

Those college years away from home were difficult for a lot of reasons. She had three small children — two in diapers, one in elementary school — as well as a full-time University class schedule and a part-time job as a housekeeper.

"I wore many masks back then and clothing that would cover the bruises," she remembers. "Despite the darkness that I was living in, I was a great student; I knew that no matter what, I HAD to succeed. I knew there was more to my future than what I was living, so I kept working hard."

While searching for an elective class during this time, she came across a one-credit, 20-hour IMPACT self-defense class that could be done over a weekend. That single credit changed her life forever. It helped give her the confidence to leave her abusive relationship and inspired her to bring IMPACT classes to other Native women in her community.

I walked into class on a Friday thinking that I would simply learn how to handle a person trying to rob me, and I walked out on a Sunday evening with a voice so powerful that I could handle the most passive attacks to my being, along with physical attacks."

It didn't take long for her to notice the difference the class was making in her life.

"I was setting boundaries and people were either respecting them or not, but I was able to acknowledge who was worth keeping in my life and who wasn't," she says.

Following the class, she also joined a roller derby league where she met many other powerful women who inspired her — and during that summer, she found the courage to leave her abuser.

"As afraid as I was, I finally had the courage to report the abuse to legal authorities, and I had the support of friends and family who provided comfort for my children and I during this time," she says.

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Enjoy.

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