Atari Job Ad from 1982

The year was 1982 and if you were a kid who dreamed of one day working in the video games, ads like this in magazines set you into adult workplace day dreams. So I can get paid to work with computers??? Maybe even on video games? Sign me up!

Sadly even after several decades I am not qualified for any of the positions listed here…


Did anyone else cut out these ads as a kid? Anyone out there get a job through ads like this one?


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One thought on “Atari Job Ad from 1982

  1. CA Darlaw says:

    Didn’t Steve Jobs and Wozniak work at Atari in the ’70’s? Well I think Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad did in the movie,LOL ;)

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