I really like games, all sorts of games. Boardgames, card games, wargames, roleplaying games, video games, and on and on. Now I may be particular to the kind of each of these games I like, to certain systems for certain genres, certain VG design companies, but I really do like games.
In my opinion, even a day spent playing a game I dislike is still time better spent than a day at my job. Unfortunately playing games doesn’t pay me. Just like an artist can’t eat exposure neither can I fill my belly with contentment.
So I trade my time at work for goods and services that are either necessary or allow me to enjoy life. The whole time just trudging through it to get to the good stuff, to live long enough to retire.
My workplace changed ownership recently. The new owners are very excited…very, excited. They expect everyone to be excited about working there also. I’m not. Not at all. The concept that I can be as good at my job as I am and not be excited about it blows their minds. The new owners left the old managers in charge still. The old managers never had a clue (or so they say) that I didn’t like/want/was not excited by my job. The concept that I am just there for a paycheck seems to be suddenly baffling everyone. This baffles me as I was under the impression that MOST Americans only went to work to make money. So now people I have worked with for almost two decades of my life are alien to me (and I to them I am sure). Sum of this? Adam feels more like an outsider than ever.
Do you like games? Are you excited by your job?