||[Nov. 1st, 2004|01:45 am]
So, let's talk about it. What would you like to see?|
Edit: Hello all. I'm sorry about this, but I've turned on screening for anonymous comments in this thread and the top one on the blog. We have a troll who has been spamming comments every few hours or so, and I just don't have time to keep coming in here and deleting them. Rest assured if you post anything that ISN'T vulgar, I will unscreen it as soon as I see it. Hopefully the troll will lose interest soon and I can lift this.
Edit 1/4/2005: Comment screening turned back off; thank you all for your patience. =)
2004-12-19 02:11 am (UTC)
I truly feel for you and yours
I work for an agency that frequently forces it's employees to work vast amounts of overtime. Though we are compensated with "comp time" which builds up "on the books," we are rarely given an opportunity to use this time due to "staff shortages."
Though, the case with EA seems to be much more severe. I have never really been a supporter of Electronic Arts for many reasons including lack of originality and the fact that they have swallowed so many promising development houses and turned their once great games into cookie-cutter sequels.
Though I am extremely busy with my own work schedule and personal life, I look forward to reading everything that comes from your site in the future. It is my hope that the backlash EA receives both through negative press and (hopefully) a drop in sales will force them to re-evaluate the working conditions and situations that they put their employees in. I for one no longer plan on purchasing Need For Speed Underground 2, Medal of Honor Pacific Assault or Oddworld-Stranger (the only EA games I had on my personal gaming radar). In all likelihood, my personal decision to not purchase these three titles won't have any effect at all on EA that is measurable. But if others follow my example, perhaps it will. After all, that is $150 out of EA's money-grubbing pockets.
And on one final note, I hope that your family is in a position where it can afford a job change and get away from EA. I can't imagine that all development houses out there treat their employees with such disregard.