Boycott EA Games
Okay, this is a serious post for once. Read this story from the spouse of an employee of Electronic Arts. Here is an excerpt:
The current mandatory hours are 9am to 10pm -- seven days a week -- with the occasional Saturday evening off for good behavior (at 6:30pm). This averages out to an eighty-five hour work week. Complaints that these once more extended hours combined with the team's existing fatigue would result in a greater number of mistakes made and an even greater amount of wasted energy were ignored.Two thoughts:
- EA employees (and software engineers in general) should unionize, and go on strike until unethical work practices like this are not the norm in the software industry.
- We, the consumers, should not buy any EA products until they stop treating their employees like garbage.