It's incredibly creative and fulfilling as a storyteller. I love being able to develop characters from scratch and hone them into intriguing, diverse people with lives all their own. In the games industry I find that writing is a wide open landscape where you can carve your own path, however you don't always receive recognition when creating something special. Sound is similar in that you are mostly left to your own devices unless something sounds wrong.
contractors don't get benefits of any kind, more often than not on some forced overtime schedule upwards of 70 hrs/wk, lower level employees very expendable, daily monotony if atmosphere couldn't stay fun
Listen to your underlings more. Clearly, most of them know their job better than you do.