Very true.I'm just a hobbyist programmer and my job used to be in the building industry.Not anymore,since my accident!The few employers I worked for here in France would squeeze as much as they fucking could out of you. What every employer needs to know is that its the workers that got them where they are but they dont give a fucking shit. Take a look at the portals now.They started off small looking for developers,so they gave a good deal and everyone was happy.Now they have a nice catalogue of games,great customer base and developers falling over themselves to get their games on show that they too are screwing the developers now. Unless you are Will Wright,John Carmack or Popcap,then somewhere down the line someones gonna screw you over.Unfortunately that seems to be human nature,be as fair as you can till your big enough then just fucking screw everyone and his dog!!