It’s damn time
While large-scale change is always slow, we’ve seen the gaming industry move in a better direction over the past few years with worker rights. While a lot of those conversations focused on abusive people in the workplace and the crisis, a new conversation about menopause has emerged by GOG (which stands for Good Old Games), a digital media distribution platform, and a subsidiary of CD Projekt.
The company said in LinkedIn post. computer games I reached out to CD Projekt’s Director of Public Relations, Radek Grabowski to inquire if this policy would also extend to GOG’s parent company, to which he replied, “GOG is leading this initiative, and we look forward to it further for the entirety of CD Projekt.”
GOG’s Director of Culture and Communication Gabriela Semenkovic led the initiative to implement the menstrual leave policy. The company estimates that employees who use leave will take an “extra day off every three months,” although they may take time off as needed, Siemienkowicz said. Axios.
– CD PROJEKT RED (CDPROJEKTRED) March 8, 2020
A larger conversation about menstruation leave in all industries has been brewing for months, with some raising concerns about policies, which some view as Controversial. The main fear, Axios said, is that those who take the leave will be considered “less capable.”
It’s really a shame that it must be an issue in the first place, especially when women are already constantly trying to prove themselves as employees in the gaming industry, because those who deal with PMS know how necessary it is to take time off work. As pressure continues to be placed on workers to put their health first, this initiative is an important step toward achieving a more inclusive and beneficial work-life balance for employees.
Given how big CD Projekt is in the gaming industry, introducing your period leave could set a great precedent for the rest of the industry to follow — and now we hope it’s starting to spread elsewhere.
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