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  • agamemnus_0 agamemnus_0 Aug 26, 2012 10:54 PM Flag

    Ok, so Popcap fires a bunch of people, right?

    I don't really agree with you that it is the new norm, but the general point I am making is that, whatever they are focusing on, firing employees just because they "change focus" is a sign of inept management. These employees aren't robots -- they can do a wide range of things.

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    • EA, of all companies, should be managing its costs. Until EA gets to consistent profitability, it should periodically review its costs.

      There is tremendous turnover in the game-making business and employees know this. It's not a shock.

    • It is obviously a move designed to ensure the man at the top keeps his job, pathetic but goes on in the corporate #$%$ environment all the time across a variety of professions. This is one of the reasons I love small indie developers. However, they might be looking for people with more mobile coding and designing experience. The people they laid off can usually pick up new jobs very quickly.

    • The new norm is that now Popcap is part of EA, so they fire employees when told to do so.

    • Whenever a company acquires another, there is job duplication. Just because they have let some people go doesn't in any means that it was their talent. EA can do POPCAP's accounting, marketing, distribution, support, etc. it doesn't mean they let go one creative talent.

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