A 21-year-old intern at Bank of America has died after he reportedly worked three back-to-back shifts of nearly 24 hours each. Moritz Erhardt, a recent German exchange student at Michigan’s Ross School of Business, had one week left of his internship at Bank of America’s London office. Last week, a roommate found him dead in the shower.
Bank of America released the following statement: “He was popular amongst his peers and was a highly diligent intern at our company with a promising future. […] Our first thoughts are with his family and we send our condolences to them at this difficult time.”
Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino reported other firms have acknowledged that there is an unofficial “hazing” policy where interns work around the clock at these companies. He said there is nothing forcing people to work for 72 hours without sleep, but added, “there’s nothing tell them not to.”
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