Ever heard the expression “island time”?
It is a reference to people in some cultures having a different relationship to time. It is neither right nor wrong, but it can be frustrating if you are trying to work to a deadline.
And while some cultures have a flexible attitude to time, others consider you late if you are not early.
The life of a communications professional is meant to be one of waiting on others.
Whatever country you are interning in, make sure you respect the local relationship to time. There’s no point getting all angry – relax, and go with it.
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