May point is that it doesn’t matter where you are working. I’m using guitar center now because that is the topic of the thread. you may be right, GC might be an unethical piece of crap company, but that doesn’t matter. For example the job I have now. I took a big pay cut to take an entry level job because it had great Benefits and seemed to room to move up. I made it my goal to work my boss’s ass under the table until I had his job, and that is what I have now. I’m essentially doing the same work I was doing day one, except now, 3 promotions and raises later, I’m making 3x as much and where nicer clothes to work. that is an example of it working out. I’ve tried that same thing at several other dead end “guitar centers” of this world, and when they didn’t work out, I took what I learned to help me at my next job. Moral of the story, work hard and do your best for yourself, and nothing else.