-Hey guys,can we apply for work in your company?-Sure thing,but we have only temporary contracts which are uncertain that are going to be extended or made permanent,keep it in mind.-Oh sweet! We've aways wanted to work here. We are going to give our best and hope for permanent contract.*As expected and as the workers knew, a time had come where 6.8% of the temporary contracts are being released and the rest offered permanent position due to their good work.-Released guys : what happened,why did u terminated our 'temporary contracts',we are going to revolt,we are going to sue you for that,how dare you!-Acti/Blizz : ehhhh ? we told you from the begining...its a normal thing for temporary contracts...Such things are happening all around the world,in all companies,yet due to the hard times Acti/Blizz are having,those workers are using it to gouge extra money forced by some unknown force that give them instructions in the back how to make a big drama out of literaly nothing.
What will be interesting, will be how things may change once Microsoft take full control next year..
First of all: There is no ethical consumption under capitalism so your unsub argument gets you nowhereSecond: just because people accept bad working conditions cause they have no other choice at the time doesnt mean they have to swollow it forever and made fun of for wanting to be treated more decent wtf (and that true workers comment made me lose brain cells btw its like saying you cant fight for any rights cause kids in africa..)Third: being under psychological stress over a longer period of time decreases the creative work power so a safe contract or less work time can lead to more work being done in the long run … but that would mean managers and shareholders could actually get a cut to their bonuses if they miscalculated and have to keep people employed (how shocking holding people who manage and profit from others people workforce accountable)Idk who hurt you or if you jerk off to ben shapiro to much but for how much you claim rationality and logic your takes are not only more than short sighted and not sufficiently complex to say it lightly but also pretty devoid of empathy and decent humanness
Well I did say it was an unpopular opinion but spare me the bleeding heart hypocrisy though about the whole situation. I stated clearly that I want the workers to be protected and to stay safe and healthy BUT this is also their choice. They are not slaves, they are not indentured servants, this is their job and they applied to this job themselves. They weren't forced into the business, they weren't forced to do anything and people replying and acting like they are slaves because "it's the popular thing to jump on the bandwagon" is ridiculous. Most of my friends are in the gaming industry and none of them like unions either because historically (I know history seems to be a daunting and confusing things these days since everyone ignores it and never learns from it) unions had their place and they do help out with a lot but there are many con's to unions.My favorite one is where all the people who want unions when it's something THEY want (since people are calling me a selfish ass for not wanting them) but when Cops have them you all flip out when they are being protected and you want them strung out for the smallest infraction. So spare me the hypocrisy about how unions only have pro's when we all know they have con's and you all call them out on said cons but when it's something "YOU WANT" (stating this again since people thought I was selfish) than you are in full support of them.
The efforts that business owners go to to disrupt unionization should be understood as a reflection on how effective unions are.Employers wouldn’t be fighting against unionization if it didn’t actually threaten their ability to exploit workers.
Correct, however there are proper processes and procedures in order to form a union. That's why I think crowd funding a strike fund was a bad idea since ABK can point to that action and say that the workers were never negotiating in good faith since they were crowd funding for a strike on one hand while claiming they were not being represented by a union which they hadn't even formed yet or asked for recognition yet voluntary or not. Timing and procedural order matters and I really fear the activists who are advising the workers don't really know what they are doing.
Who really thought 34 QA workers were going to get a union? LOL!
Breaking up QA and subsuming them into the departments they are supposed to oversee is anathema to what QA is and does.You can place QA people within departments to be able to better work with them. GOOD practice and shortens the feedback cycle when problems are foundYou NEVER EVER make your QA people answerable to the department managers of the departments they are supposed to oversee. A very BAD idea. Actually it is a HORRIBLE idea with the practice rooted in the time of Edison when production processes and products poisoned, maimed, and killed people in the name of PROFIT.This leads to managers overriding the QA people to "get things done" and absolute crap gets shipped out the door, or just empty boxes.In the Games industry it just means garbage product, angry customers and staff and possible class action lawsuits if the crap costs somebody money.In more regulated industries it can and does mean life and death for everyone involved and possible federal incarceration - see American Aircraft industry and planes that fly into the ground, American Auto industry and exploding vehicles, American Pharmaceutical industry with highly addictive drugs promoted and sold as nonaddictive.
I struggle with the whole strike and union because of the contractor conversion. When a Business brings in contractors they work with an employment agency. The contractors work for that agency, not Ravensoft. Contracting is common place in the IT space. It works identically to how you or I would rent a tool from Home Depot. You pay to use the tool for an established period of time. You would reasonably expect that tool to work the way Home Depot said it would. If it didn't you'd exchange it or return it all together. You might need that tool for more time though, you'd have to pay for that extra time. But maybe less, No Refunds. However, in some cases you like that tool so much, you buy it. But you are under no obligation to buy it. All of this was discussed when you opted to rent the tool from Home Depot. In this, and all other examples, the contractors voluntarily signed up to say "yes, I'll be a tool that someone else can rent.".Additionally, Unions can only sponsor full time employee's that are individual contributors. By law they can not represent anyone in management at any level, and they can not force a company to hire anyone, or have members go on strike because a company choose not to hire someone. A unions role is to Barging a contract of benefits on your behalf. Like all contracts, there is an expiration date and it can be renewed or not. But that's choice is between the union and Ravensoft.