To me that's all BS, if I'm to be honest. In today's society, everyone is going on about "passion" and all this shit. Everyone's so passionate, everyone's found their true calling, everybody's having so much fun. Motivational quotes everywhere. Yeah right.If your work is your passion, why not?
Do you think that Hans Zimmers Team (to just name one) is stopping work after 8 hours?
Being a programmer guy in the middle of the famous "crunch", working on some complex, 7 months overdue piece of software, or editing millions of samples to no end - pretty sure that's a ton of work and not pleasure and hedonism. I'm also sure that when you're working at Remote Control, you're not staying for another 6 hours because it's all games 'n cheer and laughter at uncle Hans' funhouse, but because you finally made it into Hollywood and you don't wanna fuck it up.
I have a few passions in my life, but honestly I don't wanna do any of these things for 8+ hours straight if I don't have to. Let's be honest: when you're getting shit done, only a certain limited part of it is being passionate and playful and creative and whatnot, and all the rest is discipline, dilligence, focus and hard work - professionalism.
I was often surprised to receive support replies from VSL staff on weekends or holidays. I don't know what kind of contracts they have. Perhaps it's not a standard 40 hour week, monday to friday, 9 to 5 thing. But I do hope they're not slaving away.
Hey VSL guys, I know I've been whining about the Player still not being ready, but just to make this clear: I'd never expect you to work 7 days a week so that I can use your string library earlier.