The first two days of work this week were a bit tough but it was not the fault of any of my coworkers nor the studio itself. On the contrary, the people I work with are great, friendly, welcoming. In general, the studio seems like a great place to work. No, the root of my problems was of course being ill from day one. I haven’t had more than six hours of sleep in each of the last two nights and that doesn’t translate into a great work day. Feeling fatigued and achy from head down to my toes all day sucked big time. Luckily, the team took it real easy on me and didn’t feed me to the sharks right away.
The other piece of good news is that my first week of work is over! Yes, that’s right, I have a four day weekend. The reason for that is my team just reached an important internal milestone for the game and they’ve been pulling some long hours for the last couple of weeks. To reward the team for their hard work, everyone is getting Thursday and Friday off. Since I’m now part of team (two days!), I get to ride on their coat tails. I’m really glad I get those days because I’m hurting. I’m tired and I feel like poo.
As another example of UFG’s welcoming ways, I was told by two different co-workers that I should attend the company holiday party which is being held on Saturday. Apparently it’s open bar with a nice dinner. I would love to go to a company holiday party because EA canceled theirs for the last several years. I am a bit hesitant, however, for several reasons. First, I’m not even sure how I’ll be feeling on Saturday. I hope to be a lot less ill on Saturday but who knows. The other thing is, I’d feel a little bit weird showing up at the party and drinking and have a grand old time having just two days of work under my belt at the studio. I feel like I need to earn my place at the party. Sure, I know a lot of my new co-workers from previous jobs so I guess it wouldn’t be that bad but there’s still a lot of people I don’t know. Who knows, maybe I’m just thinking about this too much and no one would really care.
In any case, I am looking forward to the next four days, party or no party!