Today I got mistaken for a junior engineer again. This has happened several times since I had to take EA’s handout of a job back in May. Being in the Sports label has shown me how they do things is so very different than we did things in the Games label. In the Sports label, if you’re doing front end work, everyone thinks either you suck or you’re junior (and don’t know much else).
Just because I’m working on the front end of a game doesn’t make me a complete nOOb. I know no game play engineer in his/her right mind would ever choose to work in front end after having four years of game play experience but I didn’t really have a choice in the matter. Of course almost all the engineers on my new team don’t know this.
I need a drink.