So my first contract at BioWare has come to an end. I’m officially unemployed. My last day was nice. The entire PRC team took Dave and I out for lunch (it was his last day too) at Boston Pizza for a 2 hour lunch. The rest of the day was a lot of handshaking. I’m re-hirable in 3 months, and I have 3 teams telling me to email them when my 3 months are up. So I could either end up working on TOR for Zac, PRC for Jason or OTHER PRC for Dieter. I feel very confident I’ll be back in 3 months.
In the meantime, as I’ve written before, I saved a lot of money, and have never used EI before, so I think I may be able to go the 3 months without getting another job. I just can’t imagine working some crap job again, not after working at BioWare, doing something I love and am talented at. On the other hand, sitting on my ass for 3 months like a bum may drive me to get a job anyway. But so far I’m really liking it. It feels good to have free time. I’d been working some crazy overtime, only had 3 days off in the past month, and most nights went until at least 10:00 pm.
Yesterday I went for pho with Dann, then we went for an afternoon beer at Montanna’s and caught a movie. Legion. Meh. Then I came home and played videogames. It was a good day.
I’m contemplating driving back to Winnipeg for a week at some point during my 3 months off. But money will be tight, and I was just there, so we’ll see.