I like... I wish this forum had a LIKE button...You young guys need to smarten up.
When you see the experiences of others at these places, do yourself a favor, and don't let these outfits convince you that this is good for you, your career, your customers, or the trade.
If they can't get you to work there, these companies will die out.
Then, better companies, ones that charge the client appropriately for EXPERTISE will take their place.
There is a revolving door in commercial retail, with everyone racing to the bottom of the rate card. Companies change service providers like Presidents, because of the natural rules of business, succinctly stated by this gentleman:
"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey. It's unwise to pay too little.
When you pay too much, you lose a little money -- that is all. When you pay too little, you may lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.
The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot -- it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better."
Another note to you young guys:
This also applies in government, to the notion of benefits doled out to the voting masses, who are beholden to the government.
For example, there is no way that the current healthcare reform law can provide what was promised. That is why the estimates of its TRUE costs have tripled. It will cripple America, and leave you financially crippled in the process.
But, then again, you young guys who voted for it didn't think that one through.