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News Spouses of Rockstar devs complain over workload

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 11 Jan 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Star*Dagger

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    QQ, maybe the Mad Doc is ruining their lives like he destroyed Star Trek Legacy.
     
  3. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I'm no lefty socialist, but isnt this what unions are for.
     
  4. Abhorsen

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    Did the women who wrote that swallow a thesaurus prior to writing?
     
  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    No, she's just married to HP Lovecraft. True story.
     
  6. Darkedge

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    Err this is in the US = no unions, despite Unions over here have no power either.
    Too many companies in the games industry are still treating workers like ****, and before someone goes well they are being paid for it, really the wages are NOT that good, trust me I DO work in the industry - you don't do it for the money.
     
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    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    Working 12 hours a day, 6 days in week, that sounds like slavery to me.
     
  8. MacWalka

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    Developers would be termed a "professional" career, generally don't get unions for this sort of thing. Unions are more for service industries, public sector and unskilled labour.

    Employment laws in America are a lot less stringent than in the EU. Its easier to fire or make people redundant in America compared to here.
     
  9. Flibblebot

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    Also, in the UK and Europe we have the Working Time Directive, which limits the hours that employees can work per week (unless they opt out).
     
  10. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    Thing is, the 'victims' in this failed to tell their spouses that they are actually all down the pub.
     
  11. LeMaltor

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    6 days a week? Some of us work 7 :p
     
  12. daniel_owen_uk

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    Which would make no difference in this circumstance as it's within those ;)

    At least 11 hours break between shifts, and at least 24 hours rest once per week (or 48 in 14 days).

    I was reading them the other day.
     
  13. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    Meh, big corporations treating their employees like slaves. Story as old as the world. Hope Rockstar is made to pay out.
     
  14. bob

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    Any wonder why some people go postal?
     
  15. Flibblebot

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    You obviously missed the bit that limits the maximum length of a working week to 48 hours in 7 days... :p
     
  16. daniel_owen_uk

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    LOL, shh don't tell my employees :D

    You are of course correct.... git!
     
  17. sear

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    Not rare at all. I want to get into the games industry, and I have no delusions that it's a shitty job for a lot of people, with the bad hidden behind a wall of public relations. If you get lucky, you wind up with a comfortable, stable and enjoyable position. If you don't, you're flying all over the country every six months for peanuts, hoping that your name will show up in the credits of a game as more than just "QA Tester" so you might finally get a decent job somewhere. That's not to say there aren't advantages. If you're a creative type then making games can be extremely fun and rewarding, and the actual workplace is quite casual, with few dress codes and the like. How much corporate ******** there is really comes down to the company you're working for.
     
  18. Horizon

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    GM begs to differ, and even the unions and a union, no lie.
     
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    So now we know why GTA IV was such a heaping pile of fecal matter. Especially for the PC.
     
  20. Teq

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    This is pretty much the norm in the industry, there are many grads willing to take up the slack if you don't want to, sadly I can't see this changing much (the pay is next to useless as well)
     
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