- - EA Lawsuit
|SmootSmack ||11-13-2004 08:40 PM |
All those hours just so we can play some video [URL=http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/11/11/news_6112998.html]games[/URL]
|EEich ||11-14-2004 12:37 AM |
What? You've have a problem with 87 hour work weeks? Wimps!
|SmootSmack ||11-14-2004 12:44 AM |
I got no problem with it. I've been there, 90 hour weeks
|That Guy ||11-14-2004 03:59 AM |
same here, and 72 hour shifts... i'm single though and its not really a huge problem for me, but EA is getting grads for chicken feed wages, burning them out, firing them and getting a new batch (the do serious recruitment and have huge yearly turnover)... i can see how it'd be a big problem if you had a wife and kids that never saw you and you weren't getting any extra money or comp time to make up for it either...
kind of like heart surgeons needing $300k a year malpractice insurance (or something close) just to be able to work... some laws/regs need changing bad...
|Mattyk ||11-14-2004 01:32 PM |
I'm all for working hard but c'mon, pay some OT or given them some other incentive if you expect your employees to work insane hours.
My ex-employer Progressive is going through the same thing and a class action suit is pending. Putting in extra hours was pretty much expected of us, some people were working 60-70 hours per week at least.
Like That Guy said about EA, it was the same deal at Progressive, they'd hire a bunch of college kids who didn't know any better, work them to the bone and if you couldn't handle it, they'd fire you without even batting an eye. They fired a couple of people a month, I've never seen a company operate like that, employee morale was always in the dumper needless to say.
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