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Note: I am scared of dogs. I was mauled when I was a kid (don’t worry, no permanent scars) and to this day I still freeze up whenever one of our canine friends are around. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t wish them ill, it’s just that I flash back to being that kid getting thrown around like a rag doll.
Once upon a time, I worked for a Game Developer that was very fond of dogs. Everyone had a dog, and was so invited to bring said dogs into work. When we hit crunch mode, many people would still bring in their dogs, but would lack the time to walk said dogs. This led to senior devs having to leave for hours to take their dogs home, walk them, and then drive back into work for some overtime. Frequently, they would just stay home for the night, and people felt like development was slowing because of it.
This is where I come in.
To keep from losing those precious hours from the senior devs, I was tasked with walking their dogs and cleaning up the mid-walk-messes. That’s right boys and girls. I had gotten my CS degree, worked for a few years in the industry to truly discover my true calling: Shoveling dog crap into little blue bags. But I did so with a smile on my face, because I was trying REALLY hard to get converted from a “Temporary” employee to a “Full-Time” employee. I hoped “pitching in for the team” would show my dedication. So during working overtime for my regular tasks and
while everyone was eating their dinner, I was out walking the dogs and waiting to scoop up their steaming piles of joy. No matter how many times you wash your hands afterwards, you just can’t enjoy your dinner after that.
But there IS a silver lining. The senior devs DID get their tasks accomplished. The title DID ship on time. The title was better because of it all, and I felt a sense of accomplishment for enabling others to get vital tasks done when it all came down to the wire.
Oh, and then I got laid off.
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