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Member Since 01 Jul 2005
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In Topic: Can old people break into the game industry?

02 February 2010 - 12:09 PM

Original post by jpetrie
Places that "expect" overtime, that include them as part of the requirements, are poorly managed. That doesn't mean they are not successful or popular, only that they have the inertia and control over their workforce that it's hard for them to be challenged. Or they they simply haven't been challenged to do something different. The presence of successful studios that manage 40-hour weeks is an indication that is possible.

It is, quite frankly, complete and utter bullshit for our industry to be considering itself so important, to view our release dates as so absolutely critical that we have to push our employees so hard. We're not saving lives or curing cancer, here, we're making video games. Let's get some perspective.

It is not required, not everywhere. It is endemic, perhaps, but the only way it will ever be corrected is if we are willing to stand up for ourselves and say -- in interviews, for example -- that we will not accept unreasonable, obligatory, uncompensated overtime.

I feel sorry for you.

Quoted for truth and emphasis.

In Topic: I have 23 Google Wave invites

08 December 2009 - 07:29 AM

I'll throw my additional 17 into the pot once those run out...

In Topic: salary expectation at job interviews

25 November 2009 - 04:59 AM

A good answer is something along the lines of "I am open to any competitive offers". This will usually throw the ball back into the employers court and get you away from saying hard numbers unless they press the issue more. As have been mentioned previously, if it gets that far than do some research before hand and be prepared.

Talking specific salary ranges can be good or bad. Good because you know what you want and you can say how much you think you are worth. Bad because it can either knock you out right away because you are asking for too much or even worse you can undervalue you're worth and the employer isn't going to argue because they could have offered more.

In Topic: [java] Java Micro Edition ( ME ) reference library

29 October 2009 - 04:30 AM

Do you have the J2ME SDK installed? if so, it lives here:


In Topic: What is that cartoon called?

30 September 2009 - 09:14 AM

Original post by Lode
Hey, this show with this mouse with big round black ears, what's it called again?

Mighty Mouse, obviously.