Union local nutjob of course is outraged even though he has neither the intellect to do the job or the compunction to try.
Programmers are a different breed and every one that I know stays up 18 hours a day looking at code whether they are working or not.
They can also choose to look for another job. Clearly they are marketable and talented because they are in the industry but they stay there.
No one's fault but their own and anyone b****ing about this is just another union dog.