Jump to content
  • Advertisement
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
  • comments
  • views

Here Comes the FlipFlop

Sign in to follow this  


I've been wondering lately if a change of tac is neccessary. I appear to be getting burnt out in my current job, and have no real way of recovering from the problems that I am having here. It is really getting so bad that I sit in front of my computer for 8 hours a day, staring at the screen doing nothing. Strangely, I work from home, so it should be easy just switching to another project or even getting away from the computer. The main reason that I dont do this is that I feel guilty about doing 'non-work' stuff on their time, since they are paying me. (ok.. maybe I do jump into a game or something occasionaly, but I feel guilty the whole time.. promise.. :) )

I have decided that this will be the last job before I move on to either a) my own business, or b) a job in the game development industry. I have also decided that option B is out of the question, as I do not really wish to have the long hours / low pay associated with it. Option A would likely have just as long hours, but I would feel more rewarded by the additional time spent.

The death of our baby Scarlett has also weighed heavily on things here as well. It's coming up to her first birthday, and it's easy to see that prety much everything has returned to "normal". I can't effectively explain how this is affecting my work / burnout problems, except that I can't seem to shake the feeling that this "normal" is not right. I should be having a different normal at the moment, with waking in the middle of the night, and pram pushing, and noisy houses, etc.
Sign in to follow this  


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Advertisement

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

GameDev.net is your game development community. Create an account for your GameDev Portfolio and participate in the largest developer community in the games industry.

Sign me up!