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4-13-2009 @ 3:39PM
@PhilipI've worked in the IT field for close to 20 years now and I have gone through similar experiences and agree with your conclusion. Change was inevitable once the 'merger' occurred. It will start slowly and probably remain unnoticeable for quite awhile, but eventually there will be a split from the decisions that Blizzard would have made had they remained independent and the decisions that are made as part of Activision Blizzard. These differences could be good or bad, but they will not be the course of action that the original independent company would have taken. Also, with all due respect to Mr. Sacco, I would question his objectivity concerning critiquing Blizzard. One does not bad mouth one's former employers, even if they deserve it. IT communities tend to be well connected and close knit. Becoming known for being a critical of a former employer, no matter whether it is justified or not, is not usually beneficial to the furthering of ones career path. The person(s) you are trash talking about now could very well be on an interview panel for the next company where you're trying to get a job. It makes good career sense not to burn any bridges behind you if you can avoid it.
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