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Ian Braun
Title: Hot Strip Mill Operations Shift Manager
Age: 26
Company: AK Steel
Fortune 500 rank: 351
Based in: Middletown, OH

"When I met with the HR/Management team that offered me my job, I was so excited to get the job that I didn't even read the offer letter. After I signed, my new managers ripped off the top cover letter and handed it to me. They then proceeded to distribute the rest of my offer packet amongst themselves jokingly saying, 'I'll take his vacation, you take the bonus and health insurance.'"

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Last updated April 22 2008: 4:21 PM ET