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Codemasters Complaints

Reinventing the Wheel, the personal blog of programmer Semi Essessi, goes public with his dispute with his ex-employers at Codemasters, alleging unpaid overtime and an odd tale of Codemasters attempting to claw back what was said to be an overpayment in his final paycheck (thanks joao). Eurogamer has a response from the studio, who deny Essessi's allegation that they have pursued this through legal avenues, and the latest from Essessi is that "negotiations are ongoing" and according to Codemasters: "The company's advisers are now aware of the additional comments that Semi has published and these will be addressed with him directly through the appropriate channels as necessary."

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8. Re: Codemasters Complaints Jan 14, 2012, 01:20 Sepharo
 
Dev wrote on Jan 14, 2012, 01:00:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 14, 2012, 00:28:
I know I woulnd't do it. Nothing is that important. If it is umportant enough for me to work, you will pay me for it.
That was a part of the whole EA employee issues as I recall. My understanding is that many salaried programming positions don't have overtime, so they get hit hard in crunch time. The companies that know better usually follow crunch time with extensive vacation. I heard that EA started just throwing employees directly into another crunch time, constant 90+ hour work weeks with no overtime tends to suck.

The whole crunch time issue is also a big part of what changed valve's development philosophy from what I remember.

That's exactly it Dev. Development at my job is probably more often than not in crunchtime. We work the unpaid overtime (salaried however) to keep the public safety software that Batman uses functional. I think he would agree that that is something that is that important

wow is that grammatically correct?
 
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  1. Jan 13, 21:32 Re: Codemasters Complaints CJ_Parker
  2. Jan 13, 21:53 Re: Codemasters Complaints Parallax Abstraction
  3. Jan 13, 23:11  Re: Codemasters Complaints Rilcon
  5. Jan 14, 00:28   Re: Codemasters Complaints xXBatmanXx
  6. Jan 14, 00:41    Re: Codemasters Complaints SectorEffector
  7. Jan 14, 01:00    Re: Codemasters Complaints Dev
>> 8. Jan 14, 01:20     Re: Codemasters Complaints Sepharo
  9. Jan 14, 05:07      Re: Codemasters Complaints Ludomancer
  11. Jan 14, 06:06       Re: Codemasters Complaints DG
  10. Jan 14, 05:28      Re: Codemasters Complaints xXBatmanXx
  13. Jan 14, 08:29     Re: Codemasters Complaints Wolfen
  14. Jan 14, 08:47      Re: Codemasters Complaints xXBatmanXx
  15. Jan 14, 09:10       Re: Codemasters Complaints Slashman
  16. Jan 14, 10:01        Re: Codemasters Complaints Ray Marden
  19. Jan 14, 11:31       Re: Codemasters Complaints MrBone
  29. Jan 14, 18:31        Re: Codemasters Complaints xXBatmanXx
  12. Jan 14, 06:56    Re: Codemasters Complaints Ray Marden
  4. Jan 13, 23:48 Re: Codemasters Complaints Dev
  17. Jan 14, 10:32 Re: Codemasters Complaints wtf_man
  18. Jan 14, 10:36  Re: Codemasters Complaints eRe4s3r
  20. Jan 14, 13:12   Re: Codemasters Complaints Dmitri_M
  21. Jan 14, 13:51    Re: Codemasters Complaints Wolfen
  23. Jan 14, 16:24    Re: Codemasters Complaints eRe4s3r
  25. Jan 14, 16:31     Re: Codemasters Complaints Dev
  26. Jan 14, 16:44      Re: Codemasters Complaints eRe4s3r
  27. Jan 14, 17:58       Re: Codemasters Complaints Dmitri_M
  28. Jan 14, 18:30       Re: Codemasters Complaints xXBatmanXx
  30. Jan 14, 20:40       Re: Codemasters Complaints Jerykk
  31. Jan 15, 09:56        Re: Codemasters Complaints [VG]Reagle
  22. Jan 14, 13:56   Re: Codemasters Complaints Dev
  24. Jan 14, 16:28    Re: Codemasters Complaints eRe4s3r


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