Yah, thanks for that.
I was hired for my first job in the video game industry yesterday - as a QA tester. I thought it would be the best job ever. I was so excited that I started google searching for tester related stuff, and found this site.
Then I read the tales archive. My favourite one was where the guy works 70 hours a week for no pay while surrounded by hostile co-workers, and then gets laid off when the game is done. I’d give you the title, but I can’t remember - I read the same story so many times they’ve sort of bled together.
I start my new job on Monday.