This is a hard truth which most of us have experienced when working for corporates. Companies have no care for there employees.
This tweet thread from a Twitter user is a hard slap to all the companies who only think of there deadlines instead of feeling a little bit for there employees, which is shame and bitter truth.
This Twitter user named Brandon Cebenka being an employee of a gaming company by name Telltale Games experienced the same and wrote it down on Twitter.
How he wasn’t paid for overtime, Sleepless nights or even working overtime on weekends. But, in the end, company laid him off overlooking what he all did for the company.
The thread already got 16k retweets. Which states most of the employee experiences the same and are scared to take a stand against it.
Re: I got laid off at Telltale
None of my sleepless nights or long hours on weekends trying to ship a game on time got me severance today. Don’t work overtime unless you’re paid for it, y’all. Protect your health. Companies don’t care about you.
— Brandon Cebenka (@Binkysaur) September 21, 2018
Here are some of the supporting tweets and people’s experienced.
I hate how gaming companies work. Hire staff, crazy push at end of development to get a product out, and then fire any “excess” staff once the product is complete. I’ve never been happier since I got out of the industry. I’d recommend looking into other areas. Good luck to you!
— Georgie V (@LAboytoy) September 21, 2018
When I recommended worker unions like Hollywood has back in 2006, GD forums. I got doxed, my job site had a major hacker attempt, along with a DDOS. It was a disgusting display of cowardice.
It’s sad to see zero progress was made. Overtime is still a huge problem.
— Jonathan Murphy (@vercusgames) September 22, 2018
This was about 2 months ago with me working night shift when they tried to get rid of me without having to pay benefits or nightshift premium. My union got me my premium, but not much else so thats okay.
— Quinn (@SneakingPillow) September 21, 2018
Some More To Read Out.
This is business, my friend. Once the job is done and your work is not necessary anymore, you have to be laid off. What do you expect? For the company to keep paying you to do nothing for the rest of your life?
— xiss burg (@xissburg) September 22, 2018
People have families and debt responsibilities to take care of, so they are right in being upset about this happening. Imagine waking up one morning to no job and rent is due soon.
— Dionne Petty (@dd_petty) September 22, 2018
‘Life’ isn’t harsh, the lack of required employee protection is harsh. This situation can be avoided and is frequently avoided in other countries and industries.
Also, requiring food to live is not a lifestyle choice.
— Tata C. (@tatacalthrop) September 22, 2018
I have found that employees are objects to employers. Best to not stay in one job too long and not to think you are irreplaceable or valued as a person. You are likely to be betrayed.
— 🍃rose ingala🍃🇺🇸 (@rowaningala) September 22, 2018
This same got viral on Reddit thread as well.