I'm 18 and currently taking a 2 year game development program at a college, where I will graduate with a bachelor of applied sciences, and I'm focusing in programming.
I've read a lot of articles on the internet, and a good majority suggest that the game industry is a horrid place to work and you will have 60 - 80 hour work weeks.
This scares me as I'm one year into my program and it makes me not want to join the industry, my teacher says some companies are good but some can be hell.
I discovered that I love to program in this school and I guess I wouldn't mind doing something less exciting.
The good news is programming is transferable to IT fields and software development as a whole, except I know the whole degree thing is kind of a big deal, like companies expect you to have a bachelor of computer science.
What are your guys thoughts on this? Is the bachelor of applied science that bad? Should I go for a CS degree at some point? Is the game industry shit? Are other fields shit?
and Thanks, These things make me a bit nervous about my future and thought why not ask fellow programmers :)