I would say there's one BIG difference.
The employee working at EA is doing so for a considerable salary. His wife may not feel the money is worth his sacrifices (and I agree, but to each their own). Because of that, he has a choice, and can easily move to a different job, even if he does have to take a pay cut, and have a good quality of life.
The employee at the clothing company may be 12, may be a single mother with no skills, etc, and the job is held over them as a means of survival. They may NOT have a choice if they have grown accustomed to eating, even if it is only rice and beans.
It's really not a comparison in any way.