http://consumerist.com/384443/7-confessions-of-an-apple-macintosh-specialist I have a friend (g/f sister) and she says she has been there forever and says new people from the outside get the manager positions, that showing up on time, never being late doesn't mean c rap. Maybe I should post the other things. She also said there are a few trying to get FULL TIME but apple only has a few full time and like 60 part time to keep from having to pay insurance? As well as most of the store is very high school clicks if your not in, you won't get past a specialist position. Isn't that basis for a lawsuit? Read some of the other comments on the thread posted about and other mac people should chime in if they have ever worked there. FWIW, she also said she makes a bit more than minium wage and that where she gets her coffee, they make around $4.00 more per hour. WOW and these dudes and dudettes at apple know way more about computer than your average best buy computer (other) store. If thats true thats amazing as she said she alone has made apple more than 1 MILLION in sales since January and get this, zero commission, and because she isn't the #1 in selling apple care, she doesn't get what the others do, a piece of paper saying good job. Holy crap. Is that $*****ty or what!