Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Pay vs. Happiness

Crowdpleazr1 Re:Left the US, and loving it! (766 comments)

You know, I work for a game company in the US, and despite all the bad press out there, if you find the right company it can be quite good. Where I work they put in a lot of effort to try and manage the product so that people don't have to work a lot of hours, by choosing to scale back ideas that may be a bit too work intensive to get done in a reasonable amount of time. They also make a conscious and strong effort to send people home who have been working a lot of hours, and if you are pulling the long hours, they try hard to recognize that. The best part, and this is what makes it work out, is they never ever tell you how many hours to work. They ask you to agree to a set amount of work, and then you manage your own time. There's always overtime and what not, but I had that when I was working a dead end tech job for a big corp, and at least here I believe in the product and am satisfied in my work. I take on more than I should at times and end up working quite a few hours, but that's always my own choice, and I've even been told to cut back on the things I agree to if they feel I'm overdoing it. In short, it's a job like any other, but I'm much happier. Sure, there are game companies that may over use and abuse their employees, but that's a nation wide problem, not a games industry problem. We're just the curent whipping boy for the problem because it's easy to single us out. You think lawyers and doctors and plumbers and phone company employees aren't asked or even expected to work on the weekends??

about 9 years ago

Submissions

Crowdpleazr1 hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

Crowdpleazr1 has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?