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Jan 5, 2012
I found your article interesting and summarize the situation perfectly. Sharing your knowledge and taking the initiative to post this informative topic is very much appreciated.

Dec 21, 2011
vurnun3, exactly whom are you?
(Couldn't resist.)
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Dec 21, 2011
In this, we have the threee contrasts:

- He who loves his job [blue shirted Google Employee ] and his workwhom , has optimism and enuthusiam.
- He whom wants at least better working conditions, admires the blue shirted one, and and envy's him somewhat [ Dilbert ].
-And at the other extream, he whom hates all work - but only loves having the money his job brings as the polar opposite from the google employee [ Walley ], whom dilbert holds in some unspoken contempt.
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Dec 19, 2011

That's nothing. The really annoying thing is that engineers and programmers have somehow fallen for the trick that it's perfectly okay to have the employer hold you 'till 11:30PM, if you are lucky. The employer just renames the whole year a "crunch period" and that's it, you can't complain. Are these guys awaere the work hour ends at 5:00PM. Are these guys aware that people may have lifes and have scheduled things for say 8:00PM?

If you think the above aren't real, just type "ea_spouse" on Google, or go to wikipedias "Need For Speed" page and search for "death march"

Why do engineers and programers let this happen? Is it because engineers and programmers are by nature good guys with a heavy sense of responsibility? Or because there is lits of offer, because many kids want to become programmers?
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Dec 19, 2011
@RxF - The engineers use their special powers to block the ads and web trackers, so the advertisers are deprived of feedback from that demographic. The resulting advertisements then skew wildly toward quackery and snake oil. It's the e-commerce equivalent of what engineers call an open loop.
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