I recently finished my coursework at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. at which time I found an internship at a studio that will go unmentioned. I was well prepared for the difficulties that awaited me as I left school, or at least I thought that I was. I did the whole set up/tear down, wash, clean, run errands, seen but not noticed problem fixer, food getter, clean up crew bit for about 5 months. At which point I was banking on my attitude of being THE guy you could always depend on paying off. It didn't, and I was broke scrambling for a source of income. I didn't mind being an intern at all, as long as I was working toward something better. Why, because I love all things music as do countless others, but I still had to eat. We love it so much that we are willing to do anything you ask within reason at any time you ask us to do it FOR FREE. However, to ask someone to work full time at a studio and then expect them to pay their bills with side job they get with their left over time is ludicrous. I mean you've got dedicated people willing to work their tails off for free, could you imagine what would happen if someone actually made it worth their while to be there. Don't get me wrong the opportunity to learn is definitely worth while, but it is not enough to justify someone working 80 hour weeks but still has to sleep in their car. I know too many qualified individuals who if given the chance could not only survive in this industry but thrive, myself included. They are wasting away at studios, who by the could care less, because they have a whole line of willing bodies just hoping to get in so they can clean toilets with the delusion that it might one day pay off. The logic is all backwards; come work for me without pay, in turn I will continue your "education", so that you can leave here and try to find work at another studio which is doing the exact same thing. Do you think that this type of thing is good for the industry?