Originally Posted by football idiot
what these code-slaves don't tell their wives is that when they work til 10pm 7 days a week, they're really doing important stuff like 'play-testing' the 'beta-versions' of the latest games.... you got to make sure the shadow of the football is just right when Dante throws that 17th TD pass to Randy Moss
no, these guys put in 2 or 3 years, and they've got no problems finding some boring real-world job coding 30-hours a week and having a family life. no pity here. anybody feel sorry for NFL head coaches that work 100 hours a week? these are the best of the best, earning serious paychecks in a billion-dollar-business by getting better game engines, better graphics, and better marketing than the other guy. they build, and play-test, video games for a living.... poor guys...
I tend to lean this direction also...while they may be getting used a bit I would imagine they understand the landscape and expectations coming in...CPA's work ridiculous schedules in Nov, Dec and March thru April 15th. They know that going into the field and don't stand around suing because of it. Again, there could be a lot more abuses going on that I have zero clue about but if I had to guess this is nothing more than some slimly attorneys going after a standard practice and by no coincidence targeting one of the companies with the deepest pockets so they bilk the company for millions while keeping the biggest chunk for themselves.