Tuesday, January 31, 2012
For my sins, I did spend a period working for that arch exploiter of prisoners, Summit Media. Here
is how they suckered me, and the rest of my intake.
Summit were perfectly up front about the level of their wages. However, this was said to be offset by the level of training and commercial experience offered which, in their eyes, then set us up for a good career on our release. If this was true then it was a trade off and one that didn't seem to be particularly objectionable.
The problem arises when you realise that several years may pass in the period between leaving Summit and being released. What we didn't realise at the beginning - we had literally never even seen the web at that point - is that the web changes so quickly that a set of tools useful today may well be anachronistic by the time release arrives. No jam today but no jam tomorrow either.
This is the trap we fell into. Never again! If it makes you feel better, I was the first man they fired for breaching their security to access porn. A blow for the working man if ever there was one...
Labels: Summit Media