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Gamewatch.org [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. =)

From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-25 12:04 pm (UTC)

games programmer's ex-spouse

I hope that this situation does get sorted out, not only in the US but also for the rest of the gaming community.

I have seen too many relationships break down due to the work culture of the gaming industry, including my own.

There is debate about whether people get paid overtime, and what other perks they get to make life easier. Well that makes the life easier for the programmer to sell their soul lock stock and barrel to the games company.

The games company my ex worked at looked after him well, making sure he would eat properly (by getting in takeaways) making sure he slept well (by having sofas in the office he could kip on). If I wanted to see him, I could go to the office.

I would hardly got to see him one week to the next, and if I did he was comatosed due to the amount of hours he was working. I realised that that in the end we had no relationship left, the only relationship he had was with the games company and that was how the company liked it.

I hope in the future companies will look after their employees better and will understand that employees need a work life balance and having a life means having a life outside the company.
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