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Six day work weeks suck

Yeah, I know it's part of game development, but it doesn't lessen the pain that I can only spend a full day with my kids on Sunday. Monday through Saturday, I'm slaving away in my hex at EA Los Angeles, trying to get Medal of Honor: European Assault out the door. Thankfully, I only have four more weeks of this before I can take a well deserved vacation.

I am so exhausted. I come home and fall right into bed. I wake up, tired and grumpy, yet find the energy to get ready for work and deal with my forty-five to sixty minute morning commute to arrive and find my daily tasks waiting for me.

Sleep, I can't wait.

One the bright side, the game is looking really, really good. The gaming public is going to be plesantly surprised at how well MOH: EA has turned out. I won't go into details, but the game rocks.

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keeperoffire
Apr. 4th, 2005 09:13 am (UTC)
you finally get it done, take your kids on vacation. rest, relaxation, fun in the sun with the kiddies....
(Anonymous)
Apr. 4th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
You *really* need to take some time off......
Dare I suggest that this is a really good time to take some time OFF??

I'd suggest it.... NOW.


Seriously. Take a break. You will do yourself or your children no good if they have to come visit you in the emergency room. Been there, done that, got the frickin' T-shirt.

I'm serious, Becky. Don't do what I did.

--Steffan
(Anonymous)
Apr. 4th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
Take a breather...
I've told you what I've been through, so I'll just add here that you have to take a break as soon as possible.

If you don't, quite a few things will go south on you. So finish your work and then get away for a time...


On your side,

TheCentauress

(Anonymous)
Apr. 5th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
I understand the whole crunch time. We are currently in crunch time in our gaming final project at school. But you definatly need to take a break after this. Good luck on the game, hope everything goes ok during these final weeks of dev.
bolvic
Apr. 6th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
Hey the cool thing is, people enjoy your hard work.. how many others can say they make people happy?
I'll see the handiwork soon enough. 45-60 minute commute isn't too bad, but since your in california my bet is it isn't fun at all. :)
(Anonymous)
Apr. 7th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
thrice in a millenium
please make more chapters for this fanfic,you left me at a real cliff hanger.
x_hiryuu_x
Apr. 7th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
Re: thrice in a millenium
[sighs] For once, though, I'm inclined to agree. It's almost been a year now since I've heard of any updates here.

But then if people would actually read and understand what she's been GOING through...
x_hiryuu_x
Apr. 7th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
Least you can say you were part of a major title that'll be hitting the streets soon. I could pick a few people I know who would die to see a glimpse of how it's done. But yea, work is work, no matter how you label it. :\

On the side, mental note to contact you to make sure I update your Sailor Ranko pic(s) the next chance I get. That image was a horrendous job in Photoshop of my early days and I sooooo could do a better one now if I gave it like...30 minutes to an hour.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 11th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Any chance you can say what parts of the game you worked on? The technical demo made me drool.
anime_freak317
Apr. 17th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
6-28+days a month
I know it's hard sitting behind a computer all day and dealing with Supervisor's all the dam time, but your 6 days a week is nothing to the 28+days I have on the road. I'm always somewhere in the united states and always moving (Except when my Semi breaks down), plus now I have to sit and watch someone learn the rules of the road as he is now a trainee in my care. I have to get him to the point where we can drive without me worrying. And after 28 days or so, he's off the truck and I get a new headache. The only redeiming quality to this is that I can still have a change of scenery everyday.
(Anonymous)
May. 16th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
Becky, when you going to update next?
(Anonymous)
May. 16th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)
She is on vacation, probably
Read the last entry or so, she went on vacation, and I think she needed it. Have fun Becky, it is my turn next. Crys'
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