Jul. 30th, 2015 @ 11:19 am
Yesterday: 4:30 Sent resume to Vivendi.
4:40 Got a phone call asking me to interview in the morning.
Today: 9:30 Interview starts
2:30 I get home
3:30 I get a phone call that says they need drug tests in
tomorrow morning so I can start on Monday.
This would be great if I had any interest at all in games or game development, but this isn't going to help me get into grad school. Then again... beggars and choosers and all that.
I've got until Friday to decide.
Current Music: Better Than Ezra -=- "One More Murder"
|Date:||July 30th, 2003 04:34 pm (UTC)|| |
Wow. Um, congratulations? I mean, what the hell? That's freaky fast. My head would be all spinny. On the other hand, a job's a job, and you gotta do something. Also, depending on where you want to go to grad school, a resume with industry experience (blah blah blah) can set you apart from all the purely academic kids. Plus as long as you try to live like a student (good in general, since getting addicted to having money can make it very hard to go back to school), you can save up money for when you actually are a student, which is very nice. Good luck deciding, I guess.
|Date:||July 30th, 2003 04:46 pm (UTC)|| |
This will not hurt your chances of getting into UCLA. In fact, if you're only working at most fulltime then it also won't be difficult for you to keep up on the latest trends in whichever subfield interests you. You could read profs' papers and write to them if you want. And this way when they don't have funding for you you can still afford to go. Woo!
|Date:||July 30th, 2003 06:51 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh yeah! There's nothing (short of, perhaps, your contract) that says you have to stick with this one job for the whole year.
|Date:||July 30th, 2003 07:17 pm (UTC)|| |
Point. Its actually a "leave any time" deal.
Yeah . . . um, congratulations? QA Tester doesn't sound like an exciting position, but it is a job . . . something to be cherished these days.
|Date:||July 30th, 2003 04:56 pm (UTC)|| |
Its testing games, so I'm not too worried about "exciting" ( in the third interview test, they put me in front of a PS2 and watched how I played console games...)
It just feels kinda.. worthless. I feel like I need someone to hit me over the head and not let my pride get in the way of my brain.
|Date:||July 30th, 2003 05:10 pm (UTC)|| |
I won't hit you, but how's this for a reality check: I have a dual degree in math from Mudd and linguistics from Pomona, and I work as a cook
. Working in your field is vastly
overrated. If you really want to do something (grad school and academics, or maybe writing, to borrow examples from your life and mine) you'll find time for it no matter what you're working at, and eventually find a way to spend as much time on it as you want. That's all I got for wise words of advice, except: Do what you want!
|Date:||July 30th, 2003 06:30 pm (UTC)|| |
I've already told you my feeling on this. So I won't repeat it. So there :-P
Wow, you totally got my dream job. *shakes fist in your general direction*
Seriously, though, best of luck with it. I hope it's more exciting than you expect.
I can't assure you from firsthand experience that there will be days you won't want to touch the product again with a ten-foot pole, but I assume you'll have them, both from what I hear and from my little experience putting in hours researching the DW4 FAQ (currently on hold since my brother loaned out my copy).
But that said, what the hell? At the worst it sucks and you quit.
There's been a "bum uprising" in downtown San Diego recently. You could always join the throng... or you could get paid to play video games.
Do it. :) It seems like the most common job among my gradumated friends is "Unemployed," so I'd take the vaguely-interesting (or dream job for some) and run with it. And as was pointed out-- having done something not-academic can't hurt your application.
|Date:||July 31st, 2003 08:26 am (UTC)|| |
Dude! Job! Yay! Besides, isn't it fun to learn about things you think you're not interested in? I griped about not being able to do summer-staff last summer and ended up getting a job at a cabinet shop instead, but I totally learned a lot and had a great time. My software-testing job now is really fun, too. You may just find that you like what you're doing, or that it leads you to something you like better. :)