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Back for the first time. (or, Job Prospect 1)

2005.08.31.03.54 · No Comments

Got back from my Maryland job interview on Tuesday at about 9:30ish pm local (Eastern, as I’m in Georgia.) And I’m not sure how it went, to be honest. It didn’t go bad, but I didn’t kill’em like it was Def Comedy Jam or anything. Sort of that ‘meh’-ish middleground. But from that hour or so I spent in a room with them, they seem like a really good bunch of people. I’m one of those folks who believes that someone you can entertain is someone you can work with. (And vice versa.) At least that’s my theory based on my non-gaming-and-only-twenty-four-years-of-life experience. And of course, they haven’t offered me the job or anything, they just flew me up for an onsite interview that lasted three hours tops. (I’m kinda worried that flying me up and sending me back after three hours is a bad thing… But I dunno.)

It’s an entry level programming job. The company ports cell phone games and mentioned some sports titles as examples. Okay, that’s where it goes a bit ‘out there’ from what I expected or wanted. I mean, I’m not above sports games. I’m not really a sports gamer, but I appreciate the work put into’em and the love shown by fans. And I’m not above porting. I just like the idea of having the choice to pick your platform for games and I think it’s a worthwhile job. But that whole cell phone thing… Am I taking my preconceptions about cell phone games (ie: they suck,) too far? Would I let it keep me from putting my foot in the proverbial door? I once touched on many wannabes failing because they become closeminded to the point of only loving particular IP or companies, but is choosing against a platform the same thing? My brain says yes. It’s stupid and if they do offer me the job I should fall to my knees and thank them. Even if it’s no dream job it’s experience. And it’s a job programming, unlike my current job which isn’t even programming related. Of course my heart’s still being a whiny bitch about it. I guess I’ll be okay. I’ll strangle it down with some Chinese food. It’s not like cell phone games have nothing to offer. I’m curious about the Elder Scrolls Travels games for the Nokia NGage. I mean, even Carmack’s doing cell phone games. They must be cool, right?

(Don’t you just love how I’ve rationalized not wanting a job offer that I quite possibly won’t be offered? Oh the ego. :D )

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