Those earnings are with or without taxes? And if it's before taxes how much do they have to pay?
If we could just hold these megacorps accountable like we used to, ie extreme violence as a way of deterring them from being parasitic money hungry trash. That's a better solution than allowing the government to get involved. Let the people decide what justice is, and then mete out that justice upon blizzards higher-ups. They love money, and it's hard to make money when you don't exist in the first place.
Unionize, strike and demand better conditions/pay. Every WoW player will amplify strike action done by blizzard devs and we will make sure every major share holder will only hear about how bad their current board is handling the company and how they will lose their entire investment if they don't pay people fairly. Since their first game Blizzard have provided bad wages and have treated staff poorly. Permanent radical change needs to happen. Their greed lost them David Brevik and if they don't stop they will lose their entire company one day.
Oof, not a good look.
What do you expect from a company that shills to the chicoms?
This has nothing to do with Blizzard itself and everything to do with Activision. Sadly, the ethics and brilliance that was Blizzard is now just a line item to be view as a source of profit but the larger corporation that purchased them. There is a reason there has been a mass exit from the upper levels of Blizzard.
Not really surprising... sadly this is the business world, it is cold, inhuman and seeks to exploit the many for the benefit of the few.
Damn. Gamemasters makin nearly 35k to literally do nothing. Blizz hiring? I don’t play anymore but.... neither do your GMs besides when jump on to tell people they can’t help.
Kinda figured that was an unpaid intern position, gamemaster that is.
This is a symptomatic problem caused by Activision taking over Blizzard. Activision knew what Blizzard could do, was making, and that they were one of the biggest growing successful companies. They probably bought them to remove them as competition and the majority of people knew this acquisition was a mistake from the beginning, but now we are seeing the aftermath of years of it becoming more festered and corrupted. It's just disappointing to see talent like this not being paid appropriately, while their CEO rakes in millions through legal loopholes, says it's a great year of profit, then turns around to fire 800 employees so be could probably buy up more stock shares. Terrible that this is the result of years build up. At least when Blizzard employees were underpaid before Activision took over, it was because they were on their own and earned a lot less profit. I can understand the passion to work there in the past, but it doesn't shine through these days, not for a long time. Especially when they go and sell their IPs to Chinese companies to make a microtransaction game instead of putting their heart and soul into the project to bring something wholly great to the mobile market.
I'm confused. Did Blizzard come to your home, kick in your door, kidnap you, chain you to a desk, and say this is what we are going to pay you and tough if you don't like it? Or did you interview for a job, get an offer, accept that offer, and now are resentful of that offer?
I've created a case study on this - in terms of lack of communication and employee exploitation:https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrbaql3do0sjm9j/Problem%20Case%20Study%20at%20Blizzard%20-%20Final%20Project%20-%20MMA.docx