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It's depressing that this still has to be discussed. Folks, if you're marketable, please don't reward companies with your employment if they continuously death march you.

Never seen a single hour of that extra time either paid back or returned to you? Time to go. However it will require everybody to do their part to defeat the system.




Seeing as the average age in my industry is probably 25 I'd say it's not going to happen. The young ones are quite happy to be abused (and take some perverse enjoyment out of it).

People change companies frequently, but all the companies my friends work at now have the same set of issues. Then there are friends who quit the industry and got proper jobs. They just laugh at the whole thing. Granted they have a different kind of bullshit to deal with (bureaucracy in code, formal development) but the working conditions and remuneration just don't compare to gamedev so none of them returned and they think it was a good trade.

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