Being paid less, and being expected to work more, on something for which you are passionate is not a measure of your dedication or passion or team spirit—it's your employer taking advantage of you.
Do not let discussions about fair compensation go unanswered or be divided into one-on-one discussions.
For what it's worth, I was underpaid—like, tens of thousands below what would be expected at my level of education and experience—while working at one of the world's biggest and best-selling game developers, in one of Canada's most expensive cities.
Was also quietly discouraged from bringing up my, and others', salaries; my questions and emails regarding them went unanswered.
"I started getting paid fairly once I started asking questions. I only started asking questions once I better understood what I was worth. Understanding what your worth can be a difficult question, but this helps."
“Facebook is more than willing to sell visibility into people’s lives, unless it’s to tell people about how their data is being used. Being transparent about how ads use people’s data is apparently enough to get banned”
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In just a couple hours I'll be speaking with @jomc at the Internet Archive about what happened in the history of the internet when people decided to put their trust in corporations to do the job of free public libraries. You can get a free ticket to the online event here:
Internal EA document states "FUT is the cornerstone and we are doing everything we can to drive players there," but EA says that's taken out of context
"America produces more waste per capita than any other country in the world. And recycling, which was once considered the solution to that problem, isn’t really working anymore."
Ubisoft's multimedia announcements this week were designed to expand the Assassin's Creed audience - but that shouldn't include targeting children
“In a sense we all already know What Is To Be Done, and the real problem is navigating the grief and fear and selfishness that prevents us from ever actually putting what we all know to be true into practice.”
"Drebin 893 [from MGS4] is Smuggler [from Deus Ex].
"Same appearence, same fashion sense, same profession—and same voice actor, Khary Payton."
UX Researcher & Designer in Toronto.
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