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Really?
Anyone I’ve heard of working for MS has said its really good and they treat you really well.[/quote:c82c8870dd]
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To clarify, I’m not saying microsoft and EA have treat their staff the same. Afaik though, it’s not unusual for certain microsoft teams to work large amounts of overtime, and long hours, for protracted periods of time.

I can’t find a source for that, I suspect I came across it in some project management books I’ve read – i’ll dig sources up if I can.
Perhaps I was mistaken :)

It does seem like microsoft staff are overall happier than EA staff, certainly from recent coverage of the EA issue.

I have been to their offices and they seem like very nice enviroments to work in(with games and stuff to play also). Plus they pay well.[/quote:c82c8870dd]

I was under the impression EA’s pay was ok too, no? (if you don’t divide it by the hours worked, anyway… well, MS employees work long hours too).

And another thing, and don’t kill me here, but aren’t *some* of EA’s staff are happy enough with the hours?
Ok – not the death march figures like “12 hours a day, 6 days a week for a whole year”, but there’s a certain aspect to the games industry where young (stupid) developers are perfectly happy to be exploited.

Not saying that this is good, but just saying that some EA employees would say they were happy to do it, much like MS employees.

Anyone I’ve heard of working for MS has said its really good and they treat you really well.[/quote:c82c8870dd]

See:
http://snipurl.com/cfnp
for a quite positive experience of work in EA (again I’m not saying EA is a good place to work for – I’m just trying to balance the arguement a little).

Swings and roundabouts.
Anyway, my main point wasn’t about whether EA exploit their work force, it was that the end users dont care, just the same as end users dont care anywhere, and we can’t call them uneducated as a result, without taking a look at our own behaviour.
I could have perhaps built a better case on Nike runners or something.