I just want to thank everyone who sent me kind words of support and encouragement over the last two days. The sheer number of people who have shown genuine concern for my current situation has certainly made a difficult situation that much easier to deal with.
I am in the process of discussing with HR what other teams might be interested in my services. One other team has already expressed their interest in me. I’ve met with representatives from that team from both the managerial and technical side. I am taking my time to think about the position they have offered me. I have a few days to decide.
There’s one last thing I want to discuss. Anytime there are tough changes at work like this, there can be a danger of focusing purely on yourself and ignoring others who are going through the same thing. I suppose this can be somewhat understandable but it doesn’t change the fact that over 20 other of my co-workers were affected yesterday. These are my friends and colleagues, some of whom I have worked with on three great games, spanning a four year period. Some of them weren’t offered alternative employment on another team and were laid off outright. So while I deal with my own situation, my thoughts are with them as well.
I’ll provide an update when it’s appropriate.