Jared being fired...
Now to start this blog off i need to give a quick backstory about my self. now i have been a G1 since late 2010 being a fan of top 10s i stumbled upon screwattacks top !0s over on gametrailers. after watching there videos for a while i finally checked out there website and from there it went on to countdowns to hard news, hard news to sidescrollers, sidecrollers to clip of the week and so on, by that time i was a G1 and was checking screwattack every day. Now since then alot has changed, i was there when destin left i was there when jose left and while it sucked it never left a huge impact on me like jared getting fired has. This is a big deal to alot of G1s and i wanted to give my personal opinion on it.
So if anyone is confused of if jared left all was fired here is his quote he made on facebook.
"There seems to be a lot of confusion on the matter. it was not my decision to leave."
and on twitter he quoted
I was fired i wasn't happy with it, but i accepted it. i was civil, that was the mutual agreement."
So why did craig fire him, well of what ive gathered it was because he though that jared was putting to much effort into his side projects ( his own projects ) and not screwattacks, now that there is a valid reason to fire someone in some cases but not this one, jared seemed like he did more effort in screattack then most people there he hosted hard news he helped make newsroom he did most of the reviews edited alot of videos and was also on sidescrollers and screwin around, he may of been spending alot of time on his side projects but when he was still putting that much effort into screwattack that seems like a bad reason to fire him!
Craig has always stuck by the notion that his honest with the G1s but as of now he has said nothing about this rather then small things here and there on sidescrollers which are really just white lies in truth he has said nothing to the community honest let
Now im gonna end this short because i don't what this to go forever all though it easily could as i have very strong opinions about this.
So whats my final verdict on this all am i going to stop following screwattack because of this? no. not at all. i will continue to watch screwattack and support them as much as possible and as for jared? i will follow him in what ever he decides to do in the future, so really the only thing that has changed is i have lost a lot of respect for craig. i have always considered craig a good bloke and all though im only 15 i know that being the boss means you have to make some tough calls, and for the most part craig has made good calls but this is not one of them.
Ill end with this, Jared: you where one of my favorite members at screwattack and i will miss you heaps but i wish you al the best for the future man!
and craig: In the last fews days ive lost a lot of respect for you, firing jared was one of the worse choices in screwattack history in my opinion but please at least do the right thing and give me and all the other G1s the full story
thanks guys for reading!
Well I still think this site is great with or without Jared or Tom... both are great but I still really like their shows rather than just watch ign or gamespot... I still fell they are more real ... yes sometimes they talk on too mainstream games, and yes they need maybe to focus on other games genres such as racing ... But they still pretty good... Being a fan of something It's not that good because not always you will be pleased, and the SA crew not always needs to please people,. Maybe they have good ideas to explore. And there are lot of other editors around there that you can watch as the time you are with SA. Paying or not
craig is a dumbass for making that decision of firing jared. we all loved jared and he took that away from us
Wow from what I got from you, you are STILL butthurt about the whole Tom and Craig. Get over it! SA is a great site, sure its not as "cool and indie and retro" as before and had its ups and downs, like everything else, but that does not make it a bad site. SA, like everything else gaming or not, needs to grow in order to survive, to be honest if SA just continued to just do retro games, they wouldve been long gone, since as the years go by there will be more children who do not know bout the older stuff. And this site isnt about getting NEWS, its to provide entertaining video game content. And I have noticed Jared had not been focused on SA stuff, although he looked happy during CoTW or sidecrollers and such, he seemed not happy during the behind the scenes stuff, and the looks he would give Craig during SideScrollers was kind of rude. In the end Jared left SA on good terms you shouldnt assume what Craig is like without personally knowing him. Thanks :)
I've been here since the inception of this website and I must say, I used to find it a place to come and dwell and realize there are other people out there with similar interests as me. It felt like a place I could call home but ever since all the bullshit drama between Craig and Tom, it's been a bitter sweet experience.
I felt Tom brought more to the table than Craig, Craig always seemed like he played second fiddle when it came to entertaining people in videos. Tom brought a way better line up of individuals as well. Craig probably felt inferior to Tom with his knowledge of video games and decided to just absorb whatever Tom had to offer then cut him out of the picture to hog all the glory. Tom does have a greater knowledge of video games than Craig and it showed after he left because Craig only talks about mainstream crap everyone and their grandmother already knows about.
I must also speculate that Destin used this website to make a name for himself and bailed like any other sane person would have done...I feel like Craig felt betrayed by Destin's actions but had no choice but to remain professional about it, even though he probably treats everyone that joins the SA crew like he OWNS them. Maybe Craig felt Jared was getting too big for his britches and was going to follow in the same footsteps as Destin and leave for a bigger and better company...because you know, it's FORBIDDEN to try and better ones self.
Truth of the matter is, this website does NOTHING for the gaming community that we can't already figure out for ourselves. We know certain games are under rated and there are hidden gems and most mainstream titles are shit and underground titles rule...we don't need some douche bag in a back wards cap telling us this stuff. Sure it was entertaining at first but now this site is a mere shadow of its former self. The retro aspect used to reel me in but this website is too mainstream and current, it's basically a shittier version of IGN or Gamespot.. This site used to be original, now it's just a drama fest and full of three day old garbage information in video format. This site had a good run but it needs to die.
Tom retired The Game Heroes just a couple days ago because he was smart enough to realize the future of gaming is a shovel ware fest and it will eventually implode upon itself in a few short years...in other words, there IS NO FUTURE for gaming...it's been on a steady decline for a while now and it's only getting worse. The only way to look forward in gaming is to look to the past because that's where it's at.
I agree and miss him greatly. I'm going to try to hang around here as I really like some of the remaining crew and especially the community, but its just not the same... :(
I think that most of the employees at SA are freelance so Craig does not have to pay unless they do work. Jared was probably one of the ones who actually got a regular paycheck.
I bet he had become increasingly difficult to work with at the office. I mean seriously, what if you were one of the guys at the HQ (or girl!) and read his tumblr. "I'm surrounded by idiots". Doesn't sound like he was helping to create a positive work environment.
Jared is a likeable person, he was the most likeable out of the Screwattack Crew imo.
However I can understand Craig's decision because I've been in similiar situations, it's not a good feeling when someone is absent most of the time in what is supposed to be a team effort. Not only do others have to put in extra work, but you start to get the feeling that the person doesn't really care about the big picture anymore(In this case Screwattack)
I imagine that Craig turned a blind eye for awhile hoping Jared would clean up his act, but he eventually had to man up and tell him do your job or get out. It's easy to blame the boss, but it's not always his fault
Couldn't have put it better myself. Why can't everyone understand that? No, everyone just wants to rage and get angry at someone, which is Craig in this matter. And its better for Jared, now he can put his full energy into his youtube channel and live streams at twitch.
How many times a night do you rub that tiny little penis of yours? It's my business. You are a member of this site.
Think about it this way. It's usually within in company policy not to talk about why somebody was let go. In all honesty though Jared hasn't seemed to be putting much effort into his work lately and it's pretty obvious he doesn't sleep often which would effect his work habits and I know if I were to employ somebody I sure as hell wouldn't put up with any bullshit like that. You come to work and give it your 100% if not I'll find somebody to replace you. It's life. Live with it.
Aww why did Jared have to go....
Well why don't you go to Blistered Thumbs and we'll all stay here on Screwattack. You won't be missed.
That's really unnecessary. There is no need to flame anyone here. I'm going to ask you to stop. Otherwise I'll force you to stop.
I am... genuinely surprised that this is causing drama. Jared himself has asked people not to stop following ScrewAttack, and the decision was 'mutual', with no protest and from what I can tell, an understanding between Craig and Jared. I can understand people wanting to know the details, but is it really any of our business? I love Jared's work, I'm still following him on Facebook and YouTube, and I'll still follow ScrewAttack too. It's not a case of one or the other, you can and should still enjoy the work of both.
Like I said to some other hag: It IS our business because without us THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS!! Fucking dumbass.
Yeah because he has to hide his lies. If Jared was truly unhappy he would have left before he got fired. Craig is just a tyrannical haggot who can't stand someone becoming popular outside suck attack.
No it is our businesses because THEY wouldn't be in business without us. Your comment is laughable.