One new tester was an absolute twit, but he used to be a teacher so went from training straight to “assistant trainer.”
Now, this guy was a *terrible* tester, with no instinct for testing whatsoever, but man could he write those Powerpoint presentations! For a year while we crunched 70+ hour workweeks we saw this dick work a cozy 9-5 and have weekends off and get every holiday off. He got promoted to full-time, “Head Trainer,” then promoted again to Senior Testing Lead and was put in charge of a AAA title without ever having written so much as one bug.
The worst was he would sit in the breakroom and talk about how fantastic the industry was and nobody had any room to complain—after all, look how successful he was!