Gawker is currently obsessed with what it's like on the inside of Ben Huh's Cheezburger Empire. It turns out, you can make more as a starting Dick's employee than as a Cheezburger employee; Huh pays many of his employees minimum wage. And, according to his own blog, he's proud of it. Some of the first-person anonymous employee testimonies are really depressing:
He is shrewd and cheap and I recommend staying away from Cheezburger HQ if you value your sanity and pocket book... The co-workers at Cheezburger are fun, cool people, but Huh and his wife (who is the HR Manager), have a stifling presence in the office and aren't shy about letting you know whether or not you're in good or poor favor with them.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised anymore by allegations that an internet mogul is an insufferable libertarian pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps douchebag. But still: All this makes Failblog a hell of a lot less fun.