Tbh, im not a huge fan of unions, but a union would solve the crunch problem pretty solidly. If companies want to push their workers to a breaking point, unions become an unfortunate necessity
@Genesis Rhapsodos , It's almost like there's a pattern to employee abuse and unions through history...
@Genesis Rhapsodos , I’m a fan of unions mainly because I’m in one. I get that they hold a lot of power but history shows that owners will screw a worker as soon as they can. I would like to here your opinion on unions
@MetalHeadTony, i dont like unions because they keep giving the crackhead bills and lazy joes their jobs back when they got fired for valid reasons, other than that dont mind them
@Dexios S Divine, I see more benefits than cons. Every union I know supports drug testing and as far as laziness I can’t disagree. With that being said I would rather a lazy person have a job and get paid a livable wage than be impoverished and play the system.
@MetalHeadTony, I'm ok with my unions safety net but I'm not a fan of the big chunk of money they take from me and the borderline spam mail I get from them.
I work in the game industry and would kill to be in a union. Not just to alleviate crunch demands but also to provide job security between projects because it is, launch parties for games are basically just firing parties.
To the comic's point, the Metro games are a direct result of devs getting better working conditions. Though I'm unaware of any major western studios that are in horrible working conditions.
@Reach4God, I think riot is western and they had a big scandal
@magrar, this is true, though the 'scandal' was a bit forced... it seems to have just been the culmination of everything that gender politics has been leading too. I'm not entirely familiar with what happened, but all I could find was a kotaku article, and I don't trust them for a second when it comes to that stuff. Regardless, feeling like there's some kind of patriarchy out to get you is nothing compared to constantly losing power, working in sub freezing temps, and being robbed on your way to work. All of which happened to the Metro guys. I know, I've spoken like a true nazi.
I used to work in esports. My latest creation was creating animations for led content for overwatch contenders Australia season 2 (it's on twitch). People that work behind the scenes like devs and production get way underpaid and conditions are pretty bad.
Rely on independent studios then.
But ethics in game journalism though
The artist of this has as agenda