Lately I’ve been getting really anxious about getting a fulltime position with Bioware. I know it’s somewhat unlikely due to the economy and hiring freeze, but at the same time I’ve been getting a good feeling from my boss, and been hearing a few good things about my chances. But at the end of the day it could go either way. And I have so much riding on this. I don’t have much of a life in Winnipeg anymore, but the only reason I moved to Edmonton was for this job. I’ve made a great life here now, and want to keep it. And I probably won’t know anything about a full-time position until the last minute, in October.
It’s really stressing me out some nights, when the reality of what’s at stake hits me. If this doesn’t pan out, I can either get a crap job for 3 months until I can return to Bioware for another year and try my hand again at fulltime in a better economic climate and hopefully no hiring freeze, or I can apply at studios in Vancouver or Montreal, or even the U.S. But I’d so much rather stay at Bioware, a company I LOVE being a part of.
Anyway, that aside, we had a meeting today and I got to see some really cool company secrets. Also got to hear about the guys at Penny Arcade who got a full build of the game and what they thought of it. Good stuff.
At 5:00 today there’s a company picnic I’m looking forward to. It goes until 8:00 at which point I’m picking up my Mom who’s visiting me for the weekend! It’ll be great, I haven’t seen her since Christmas, and I’m really excited to give her the Bioware tour and show her where I’ve been working and what I’ve become so passionate about. So I’ll be hanging out with her all weekend.
Also, next month my good friend Andi will be in town. Also haven’t seen her since Xmas, and she’s since moved to Vancouver. Now we’re 2 people who left their hometown to chase dreams and evolve, and I’m really looking forward to hanging out with her again.
Also, been getting in to Soul Calibur 4 lately with the guys at work. Every break we head down to the lunch room and play winner goes on. Good times. I bought the game, and after a bit of training I’m a force to be reckoned with. Though lately Reid has my number. But I’ll figure his moves out and put him where he belongs :P