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Ontarian gets sacked after making video game

- January 31st, 2013

Warning: If you make a video game showcasing your complete and utter disdain for your day job, you might get canned.

That’s what happened to David S. Gallant.

A video game-maker in Brampton, Ont., was sacked from his position at the Canada Revenue Agency after he created a video game about his day job.

“It came from a place of frustration working in a call centre,” David S. Gallant said. “Being unable to leave the job for financial reasons, I decided to express that through visual media.”

Heck, you might even draw the ire of a federal cabinet minister.

“The minister does consider this type of conduct offensive and unacceptable,” said Clarke Olsen, spokesman for National Revenue Minister Gail Shea.

Shea is concerned the personal information of actual Canadians may have been jeopardized.

But, then again, you might make a couple grand off something you love, while never having to go back to your much-loathed government gig.

He was fired from the CRA on Jan. 29 and after the story went public, he said he made $3,600 off the downloadable PC game as of Wednesday. The minimum price is $2.08.

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. CJ | January 31, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I hope he makes a lot of $$. Nothing like negative stuff to fuel creativity … works for Taylor Swift and lots of other folks. Might as well make a few bucks if it brings you down.

  2. Greg Gazin | February 7, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Too bad. Maybe he needed to include a disclaimer that is was a simulation. Plus, most of the time, we Canadians are pretty good at poking fun at ourselves.

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