Well, I got laid off today. I got pulled into a meeting by my manager as soon as I stepped into the studio this morning. I was told there was a need to reduce costs at the studio and I was unfortunately one of the ones affected. I was also told it wasn’t related to my performance but I don’t entirely believe that. If I really was doing an awesome job then why was I chosen over others to leave?

Anyways, I was also informed that I had a job waiting for me on another team in the sports label. This job is for me to take or turn down, my choice. It would, however, get my out of the games label which I rather quite enjoying working in. I know very little about this new position so that’s why I’m meeting with some managers later on today. I’m going to keep an open mind about this.

New job or not, I feel very disappointed in having to leave the skate team and Black Box in general. I’ve been part of an awesome team with great people for almost four years. I’ll be missing working with those great people and that’s the toughest part of this.

I know that I have a standing offer from this new team but I have to stress I am keeping all my options open at this point. My loyal readers, if you or anyone you know has even an inkling that someone might need a software engineer to make video games, you let me know. At the very bottom of this page on right, there’s a link where you can find my e-mail address. Feel free to contact me.

Don’t worry about me in the meantime, I’m still part of the skate team until the end of the month. I’ll have a job no matter what going forward. The only question is, where will that job be?

5 thoughts on “THE END OF THE ROAD”

  1. Dude!

    Not on St. Paddy’s day!

    I’m very sorry to hear your news.

    Go drown your sorrows in a pint of green beer.


  2. I earlier sent something of “sorry” but removed it because you seem to have a back-up there… It sucks to get cut from the Skate team, but I’m happy that you have something lined up anyway. At least that’s what I gather from the post.

  3. That sucks! I’m sorry. I hope everything works out for the best. Maybe you’ll get hired back on the games label eventually…

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