Death is not something I take lightly, but for those that can handle this type of work environment, kudos to you.
It is certainly not something that should be taken lightly... However it is also a natural process and a part of life.
I mean, yeah. If someone doesn't like the sight of blood or death, should they work as a doctor in an emergency room? Probably not. Should they work for a software developer that has depended on that kind of thing for many years? Hm.
Why didn't he just say that it wasn't for him and resign?
Everyone has different degrees of tolerances... And you don't actually know what your tolerance is until you actually see and experience it in person.
Some people can handle it, some cannot... And it is perfectly okay either way, you aren't any less of a person.
Sometimes people get exposed to this stuff and seem okay, only for issues to crop up at a later date, sometimes years later.
I have seen and dealt with allot as a first responder, so I am desensitized to it after all these years... But one thing you never do is downplay anything and try to be mindful that everyone has different limitations.
I saw this, and I wonder how Netherealm and Ed Boon will react to it.
Hopefully they provide this individual with all the services and help he needs to deal with what he has witnessed and move past it.
It will take time... And hopefully they offer similar support to all their other employees as well... Because if it has happened once, it can potentially happen again.