I began my career with little experience working part time. I started with a 21 hour work week, which slowly crept up to 33 hours.The job became my 2nd home, and for 9 months, all I experienced was the game. It wasn’t as bad as most of these people made it out to be. I talked to friends on IM, watched youtube and played the game. Some of the tasks they’d have us do were tedious, but none were impossible or too hard.
The title grew to a point where over 6 million people played it, so eventually we had to start doing weekends. Staying past ten was optional but not recommended - some people did the optional work because they needed the money. We get paid a little over minimum wage here, but the work isn’t bad at all. I don’t know if it’s just because my studio is lax, but some of the people bitching over a job like this is terrible.
I love my job, I may quit soon as I need to get more money. But I love this job.
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Preacher and Halkun, you fail at reading. He describes his hours as how his part time job grew toward full time. He doesn't complain at any point. Him loving his job is kind of the entire point.
And the story is just badly written. And fails to be really interesting. I mean the last line alone is ridiculously stupid.
I love this job for reasons I don't really go into, but not enough to deal with I'm not being paid enough. I'm really at a loss as to what this story shows other than he's probably being paid exactly what he's worth.
But yes. It is a dull story. When not being abused with compulsory unpaid overtime then testing is a doss job. Doss jobs are nice but never go beyond minimum wage so eventually if you have any ambition in life you'll have to move up or on . Woop de doo.
Except he left us hanging at where the hours stopped creeping.
This implies that the hours stopped creeping at 33. I'm sure that wasn't what they were meaning to imply, but still, its just poorly written.
I'd love my job, too, if I could pretend I was "living my work" and was only here 33 hours a week.
Unfortunately this attitude is so common in the workplace.
Homeless person takes poorly paying job and is tortured by asshole for percieved slights. That's the story so far.
This was my thought as well. The earlier comic where he is the first one calling it a day at 5 I was like "what is he not even bothering to look around at everyone else?"
But then he says he's there until 10pm or working weekends so I have to assume he works more than 33 hours a week now, right? I guess it really is just poorly written.
I get the sense that there is virtually no screening or editing process for the tales that people send in at all.
Its not like the average story of being forced to work 'optional' overtime and not getting paid a cent. Lighten up will you? Not every post needs to be some sort of 'feel sorry for me' essay. I think that is the entire point. It was probably some guy reading the comic every day and the message along with it was always about the work enviroment being very much like slave labor. Probably wanted to write a response to it, did, and one of the comic authors put it up because they probably rarely ever get any positive stories. Too bad positive stories are not interesting because they often lack conflict.
And saying someone should lose their job over this? Really? Preacher you are a silly goose.
I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I like that. Because that's my experience in life.
I don't know, it's been hinted at that he did some seriously heinous stuff at some point, that might've even gotten him arrested.
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He's wearing a utilikilt.
I've gotten a lot more fond of them over the past couple of weeks
maybe because none of this is giving me PTSD style flashbacks
what if it's because 'Isaac, horrified of being tossed back out on the street, keeps his head down and does his job to the best of his abilities while slowly dying inside' would be a boring comic
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Um... no they wouldn't.
I feel quite safe saying that someone with six posts knows nothing about the forum policies or culture and would be insane to comment on them.
piffle, half (all?) of the people in Dilbert would have gotten fired too if we were viewing it through the lens of a realistic office
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Dilbert is workplace madness, but viewed through the lens of the competent, dead-inside protagonist. Trenches is the same madness through the lens of a mad protagonist -- a villain or antihero, as it were. This formula should come as no surprise to anyone who has read either Penny Arcade or PvPonline, which both feature villainous/insane protagonists.
Also Isaac is da best, eff the haters B-)
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I think we've seen all the characters. This is the list I gather:
2. Quentin Mckenzie, aka Q
Okay so maybe we haven't met number 6 yet. I just realized something going back over the comics to compile the list. Isaac talked to Marley about having to test the million doors but Marley didn't mention it was cut. Surely he would have known if Cora knew and she just got re-hired.