As a contractor, I have worked on-site at numerous secured testing labs in the Seattle metro area. My experience includes over six years of Quality Assurance Game Testing for companies like Microsoft, Nintendo, WB Games and Z2Live on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS, DS Lite, DSi XL & 3DS platforms, as well as testing mobile gaming apps on the iPhone and iPad. Testing procedures vary from project to project, but was generally Grey box testing. It tended towards 2/3 Black box manual testing and 1/3 White box testing (utilizing dev kit tools).
I also have over a year of experience as a "Sky Marshal": a Nintendo of America Tier 2 UGC Community Moderator / Social Media Administrator. I was a Sky Marshal for Miiverse - a kid-friendly online social space maintained by Nintendo.
Additionally, I had five months of holiday-season Tier 1 Email Tech Support experience at Runic Games. During that time, I assisted with QA Game Testing Support of their inbound tech support ticket issues.
My professional QA Game Testing experience includes the following project titles/platforms:
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. - 3DS
Mario Golf: World Tour - 3DS
MetalStorm: Aces - Mobile App - iPhone, iPad, iPod
Nitro - Mobile App - iPhone, iPad, iPod
Torchlight - PC (some QA testing while on a holiday tech support contract)
Torchlight II - PC (some QA testing while on a holiday tech support contract)
Gotham City Impostors - XBOX 360, PS3, PC
Guardians of Middle-Earth - XBOX 360, PS3, PC
Pokémon Black and White - DS
Nintendogs + Cats - 3DS
Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition - Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Donkey Kong Country Returns (E3 Demo version) - Wii
Style Savvy - DS
WarioWare DIY - DS
Endless Ocean: Blue World - Wii
Glory of Heracles - DS
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West - DS
Pokémon Rumble - Wii
Electroplankton - DS
Metroid: Other M - Wii
Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics - DSi
Forza Motorsport 3 - XBOX 360
Crucible - PC (created & cancelled by Amazon Game Studios)
Greenwood / Bitter Lake Neighborhood
Sometimes short-term employment is exactly what some folks need.
Hiring entire departments full of hundreds of "Perma-temps" year after year, is something else entirely.
If you are only offering temporary/contractor employment, then please be prepared to answer the question,
"How many years do you or your client intend to stay in business?"
The "gig" mentality of project-to-project employment has no future.
Short-changing the future of America's workers is bad for everybody.
Being a "Perma-temp" is not a career.