Originally Posted by Reza
It is really amazing how naÔve people can beÖ
Let me give you another view of the same story: I have been working in the videogame industry for over ten years and have been an EA employee since 2002. Here is a reality check: in the videogame industry, long hours come with the job. Itís a highly competitive market, so if you canít take it, stop pissing about and move on.
I actually consider EA to be one of the best companies to work for. They treat their people better than most game publishers, offer great benefits and a high-quality working environment.
Your perspective is 180 degrees different from the one who wrote that commentary, which is perplexing to me.
If what she wrote is honestly true, then it's reasons like this that just add to why I never want to work for anyone else ever again. But trust me, I have enough of my own.
I have no compassion, patience, or respect for companies that treat their employees like crap. Why would I?
But why try to reason with such a company? They don't listen or care, so trying to reason with them is like throwing pearls to the pigs. Any wisdom directed their way would be wasted.
Every industry in the world is competitive and even aggressive to whatever extent, but since when is this justification for taking a dump on the heads of your employees? Long hours can be common, but six or seven twelve hour days? Oh yeah, no problem. I guess none of it will matter when your dead, right? Gimme a break.
I know there are exceptions, but it seems there is a growing trend in corporate life in regard to employees: use 'em and abuse 'em and work 'em to the bone. Then when they're burned out and have little more to give, show no gratitude or throw them out like garbage. Which unfortunately, is the reality for many. It's as though these companies are in a contest with each other to see who can squeeze the most blood out of a stone.
These things happen everyday. And people wonder why so many become disillusioned with it all.
Is that naive?