Intern Locked in Studio 'Until Job Completed'

Dave Hidek at his workstation. University of Pittsburgh student Dave Hidek volunteered to help with the new patch bay wiring in Treelady's Studio A.  Little did he know the task would take his entire Holiday Break.  While his classmates were at parties, hitting beaches in Florida, or achieving high scores on XBox games, Dave was soldering over 384 channels of quad star cable and punching down patch bays.

"The owner just put the new Snow Patrol CD on repeat and told me to get started.  Most of the time they fed me, but I had no idea I would be here for weeks on end," said Hidek, who was allowed bathroom breaks and the chance to stand up and stretch his legs every "two or three hours."

Treelady Management was not available for comment.