Crunch is inherently toxic (Gaming)

by CruelLEGACEY @, Toronto, Monday, May 25, 2020, 10:24 (76 days ago) @ someotherguy

Set reaistic goals in the first place and you wont have to kill your staff to get the work done.

I say this as someone in the unfortunate middle-manager position. I dont get to set the deadlines, but nor do I have to be involved in the crunch (mostly). But I get to tell my team "Sorry, you all need to work overtime because someone who went home hours ago made the client a promise we have to keep for them"

Yeah, that is a total morale breaker. For me, if I were younger and didn’t have kids, I’d probably be really into crunch if I were working on a project that I really cared about, and the whole team was pulling together on it. But managers who expect more from their subordinates than they expect from themselves is a total deal breaker, far as i’m concerned.

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