..can be simultaneously one of the best and worst things to do with your life
I've been a video game programmer
for over thirteen years and it has both enrich
ed my life greatly (because it can be fun
, and is highly compatible with smoking pot
) but also been detrimental
because of the extremely long hours - on average about 50-60 hours a week, during crunch mode
(i.e. before the release of a title) it is common to do nothing but work
and occasionally sleep
for 8-10 weeks on end.
It's also appallingly bad for your sex life - very few women work in the industry and you've often got little time to meet them outside work. Still, if you're a chick, and you want to work in a sea of cock, this is the job for you..