Wednesday December 21, 2016

The Game Industry's Disposable Workers

I know this article is meant to be serious but it's hard to be sympathetic when a person takes temporary job, in this case repeatedly with the same company, yet is upset that it is only temporary employment with little to no benefits. Does it suck? Yes. But this is not something that is exclusive to the game industry.

Some contractors choose to live this way, and they enjoy the freedom and variety it offers. High-end contractors can earn more than $100 an hour, working from home. But most contractors work on-site for an hourly rate that starts at $15. They are often treated like employees, but without the benefits and protections, according to interviewees. Many contractors are frustrated that they can't land a full-time position.