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People always say tech sector is full of jobs and super fun.

They have no idea.



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ResilientFighter said:
o_O.Q said:
no one is forcing these people to work at rockstar, they can quit and work at another company that respects their employees more

Do you know what human dignity in the workplace is and why empathy and compassion are important? No workplace should legally be allowed to crush people's spirit with a my way or the highway system. I buy rockstar games but do not blindly applaud them if they treat employees like shit, good thing social media exists to expose these abuses and force companies to change their mentality 

fair enough to what extent then do you think the government should control interpersonal relationships?

should we be locked up for insulting each other?

for cheating in relationships?

lying?



John2290 said:
How dare they ask people that they are paying to work, to do more work. These poor employees who have to sit warm, dry, fed for longer periods of times when a deadline draws near in an industry known for deadlines and crunch and not a 9 to 5. Rockstar need to lay these overworked people off, it's totally unfair that they have a time consuming and demanding job or give them all half their hours with half their pay and double the team size! That'll solve it. They shouldn't be allowed to choose to work, it's a social injustice and these people need to be laid off!

I'll never understand why people thinks it's alright to butt into other people life and career choices. Now rockstar will be forced to cut peoples hours to avoid backlash in the future and people who need the over time will be shot outta luck. Also, never believe a 'previous' employee of anything, they may not be exactly truthful.

Fire them all and make sure they have to break their backs with labour intensive jobs in the future with less hours and less pay! We can all agree that their lives are better when we choose their career paths for them? Right? How dare they choose their own way in life.



Ah, the beauty of corporate wage-slavery...



No game is worth the ridiculous working hours and conditions that are far too common in the video game industry. Rockstar is just the latest in a long line of examples of this. What's even more stupid is that working such ridiculous hours isn't even worth it for the developer. After a certain point (around 50 working hours a week or so), a person's productivity falls very quickly, making them largely ineffective in the workplace. Over 60 hour work weeks just make no sense from any point of view. It's completely pointless, and hurts the health of the workers, and doesn't even result in faster work. You can maybe get away with that for a week, but after that it's useless.



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John2290 said:
How dare they ask people that they are paying to work, to do more work. These poor employees who have to sit warm, dry, fed for longer periods of times when a deadline draws near in an industry known for deadlines and crunch and not a 9 to 5. Rockstar need to lay these overworked people off, it's totally unfair that they have a time consuming and demanding job or give them all half their hours with half their pay and double the team size! That'll solve it. They shouldn't be allowed to choose to work, it's a social injustice and these people need to be laid off!

I'll never understand why people thinks it's alright to butt into other people life and career choices. Now rockstar will be forced to cut peoples hours to avoid backlash in the future and people who need the over time will be shot outta luck. Also, never believe a 'previous' employee of anything, they may not be exactly truthful.

Fire them all and make sure they have to break their backs with labour intensive jobs in the future with less hours and less pay! We can all agree that their lives are better when we choose their career paths for them? Right? How dare they choose their own way in life.

Geralt has shown he is against this belief of yours where people should be used as cogs like the movie metropolis and discarded when they fall ill or dare complain. Most of the things you comment every week are things geralt wouldn't approve of if he was real. If i find it a bit ironic he is your avatar. What is your line of work if we may know?



Unless Rockstar us using slave labor, all of this is irrelevant to me. If the working conditions are poor, people should work elsewhere. If they continue to work in poor conditions, there must be something that makes it all worth while.

In the last couple decades, people with the skills to make video games have been in super high demand, even in less than great times in the business cycle. They could all get jobs elsewhere if they wanted. They clearly don't want to.



ResilientFighter said:
John2290 said:
How dare they ask people that they are paying to work, to do more work. These poor employees who have to sit warm, dry, fed for longer periods of times when a deadline draws near in an industry known for deadlines and crunch and not a 9 to 5. Rockstar need to lay these overworked people off, it's totally unfair that they have a time consuming and demanding job or give them all half their hours with half their pay and double the team size! That'll solve it. They shouldn't be allowed to choose to work, it's a social injustice and these people need to be laid off!

I'll never understand why people thinks it's alright to butt into other people life and career choices. Now rockstar will be forced to cut peoples hours to avoid backlash in the future and people who need the over time will be shot outta luck. Also, never believe a 'previous' employee of anything, they may not be exactly truthful.

Fire them all and make sure they have to break their backs with labour intensive jobs in the future with less hours and less pay! We can all agree that their lives are better when we choose their career paths for them? Right? How dare they choose their own way in life.

Geralt has shown he is against this belief of yours where people should be used as cogs like the movie metropolis and discarded when they fall ill or dare complain. Most of the things you comment every week are things geralt wouldn't approve of if he was real. If i find it a bit ironic he is your avatar. What is your line of work if we may know?

Are you seriously using "your avatar wouldn't agree with that if they existed" as a counterargument against someone?



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0D0 said:
People always say tech sector is full of jobs and super fun.

They have no idea.

I almost got a job in tech sector. What am I missing?



I hate the complaining about this. They should be worked like they are, because that's why their games are so good. I want to enjoy the very best game that's possible to make, and if there are a few casualties along the way to make that happen then that's just the nature of the beast. They're not forced to have this job and they can quit if they don't like it. People should be more concerned about getting the absolute very best product possible than about the working hours of strangers they'll never even meet. Strangers that can get another line of work if they dont like their current one.