I'm currently a design student, and have been interning at a local company for the past year. So this week I was pulled aside and was told they were "letting me go". They didn't really give me a reason, other than, there's not enough work, but that doesn't make sense to me since another student, in my class, is taking my place. I was told to leave that day. I was confused and didn't really know how to react. This was out of the blue. I'm not confrontational, so I said OK, collected my items and left. As I was leaving I felt ashamed as I walked through the hallways, and I didn't get to say my farewells to anyone in the office. My supervisor was the one who had to tell me the bad news, and as we were walking out together, he told me the president of the company didn't agree with an email I sent before the summer. So some background, in the spring semester a big part of our design school is to make sure that you have a internship lined up for the summer. I was already working for the company, but I was also keeping my options open to new experiences and opportunities. This was nothing out of the ordinary as far as design internships go, more new experiences, the better. This was also nothing against the company, which I had told them. I consulted the head of my department and he agreed. So I told the company these were my intentions and would allow them enough time to find another intern if I was to leave. After sending the email, I was questioned why I would look for other internships (which I already explained in my email) and pretty much given an ultimatum. Stay with us for the summer and you'll have a job, your senior school year (which is a big help financially), considering my options, I stayed, So this past week I was let go because supposedly the president didn't like how I handled my situation with the email. I guess he felt I was disloyal to the company or something. Not once was this ever communicated to me over the summer. Are all office jobs devoid of open communication? So now I'm left without a job, feeling confused, I moved my fall schedule around to fit in a full day at the office. I also dropped my work study job cause I had to move my afternoon classes to night. If they had told me 2 weeks beforehand I could've still have had my desired schedule for senior year. I also turned down other summer internships, I probably would've learned a lot from. I am thankful that I have supporting parents, but for many college students, I can see how this financial hinderance would've been a big obstacle. Was I wrong to tell them my intentions? I wish they had done that for me, before letting me go. It seems childish and not professional to react the way he did. I am an intern, I'm supposed to be learning from them as my mentors. There are others things, but that's pretty much the situation. I've consulted my department head, and he agrees with me and has never heard of a situation like this. What do you guys think? I'm writing them an email, and it's so hard not to point out how ridiculous, and childish they sound. I'm a very lenient and laid back person, but this has bothered me a lot these past few days. Sorry for the long post.