In Adam Lashinsky's book Inside Apple, he examines how brutally insane and awful it is to work at Apple. Turns out having plainclothes spies and murky job descriptions isn't enough because Apple sometimes makes its new employees work on fake products until they prove themselves trustworthy.
I don't care who you are: growing up is hard. Particularly if you're growing up gay or transgendered in an unsupportive environment. But what all of these people—the Apple Employees in this video, the Google employees before them, and countless others—say is true: it gets better. It really, truly does. […
Stepping out of the blue employee t-shirt, an Apple worker has broken Jobs' honor-code to speak to Popular Mechanics about what it's like working in one of those big glass-and-chrome stores. And guess what? Us customers treat them like shit!