You’d have to go back to June of 2005 to find out the last time I didn’t have a job. I had just finished grad school not a month earlier and was looking for work. It took me about a month to find a job at the now-defunct Backbone Entertainment. I was employed from that point going forward until Wednesday. That was a pretty good run.

I’m not sure what my next step will be. I’d like to take some time off and relax. I think that’s something I deserve and need at this point. Beyond that though, I have a myriad of choices before me. What will my next job be? I’m keenly aware of the pitfalls of taking any job that comes along first, just because I’m getting nervous about my situation. I want to love my job again and if that is to happen, I might have to make some tough decisions in the next few months. Of course, ask me about my resolve if I haven’t found anything by the time my severance money runs out.

In the meantime, I’m going to try to enjoy my time off. I’d like to sleep in most days. There is a huge backlog of games that I need to get through. I want to enjoy the simple pleasure of a weekday movie matinee again. I’d like to watch Oprah at its regular time slot instead of downloading the show off torrents. You know, the regular stuff dudes like to do.

There are many, many other things I’d like to do with my time off. If one of them is get another job, that would be ok but I won’t be bothered if it’s not the first thing I take care of.

4 thoughts on “WELL WHAT NOW?”

  1. But if you get a job now, you’ll be able to put your severance towards your RRSP and/or mortgage without having to live off it. Also, aren’t you concerned about everybody else taking the jobs that might currently be open?

  2. @Garrett: Of course we’ll hang out!

    @Cam: Those points you bring up are certainly first and foremost in my thoughts. I’m wary of taking the first job that comes along. The reason why I wasn’t happy in the last six months was because I wasn’t doing the things I enjoyed about game development.

    So I’m hesitant to get myself right back in the same position, just in a different company.

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