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(10-01-2019, 06:57 PM)Slam Shot Sam Wrote:
(08-09-2019, 10:46 PM)Slam Shot Sam Wrote: I've been quieter in these parts recently as I'm settling into a couple of new writing positions. Doing news and guides at GameRevolution, plus reviews and features at PlayStation LifeStyle. I'll still be around plenty, though.

After also taking on a news role at PSLS, today was my first day as a full-time games journo!

Have dropped to a six-day, sub (just) 50-hour week in the process.

Congratulations, that's a hell of a week! Remember to take more than one day off every now and then. Are you still doing the testing as well?
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Yeah, massive well done!
Hope I too may get to go sub 50 hours one of these days. At least its five, rather than six, days a week!
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Thanks guys! I’m still on the books for testing, Liam, but I can accept or decline on a test-by-test basis, so if it clashes or I’m too tired I can say no without any repercussions.
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Congrats Sam and Mark on your real life achievements. I want to say I hope you're proud of yourselves, but sarcastic people have ruined that phrase for everyone.

To parrot Liam, just remember that no-one lies on their deathbed wishing they'd spent more time working!
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Why yes, yes I am! Just wish I had an hourly rate...
Think thats subjective. Who wouldn't want more time at Canary Wharf?! Beats the eighth circle of hell, just about.
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I just had a video interview for a job at the BBC and afterwards had to do a game-based test. It lasted about an hour and tells you to aim for the highest score, like it’s testing your cognition and reflexes, then at the end disregards your score and basically reveals it was all to test your personality.

My gamer instincts had been running riot going for those points, so results came back that I’m more motivated by rewards and personal needs than most. Definitely true in games, but not really in the real world.

Still, it benefitted me elsewhere. Refusing to lose means I’m “extremely likely to recover more quickly from set-backs” and knowing how to beat game mechanics earned amazing scores on thinking outside of the box.
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Going for four jobs at once eh, soon you'll never even sleep Tongue
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Well done, hopefully leads to an offer! I too, apparently, can think outside the box, from various interviews over the years. That said, suspect may also have sociopathic tendencies so... tend to ignore feedback! Currently arguing over going PAYE or not as, due to tax changes, it is easier for bank but not for me. Suspect will walk away since hate ultimata. We shall see.
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(12-21-2019, 11:22 AM)Metalrodent Wrote: Going for four jobs at once eh, soon you'll never even sleep Tongue

I’d definitely have to drop something to accommodate it this time!

(12-21-2019, 08:47 PM)MrkDhn10 Wrote: Well done, hopefully leads to an offer! I too, apparently, can think outside the box, from various interviews over the years. That said, suspect may also have sociopathic tendencies so... tend to ignore feedback!

Should hear back in Jan, but there’s actually a group thing and I think potentially a face-to-face interview to follow if successful. It’s a very lengthy process.

(12-21-2019, 08:47 PM)MrkDhn10 Wrote: Currently arguing over going PAYE or not as, due to tax changes, it is easier for bank but not for me. Suspect will walk away since hate ultimata. We shall see.

If you’re in a position where you can do so, always go with what’ll make you happier.
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Sounds exciting Sam! Can you say what the job is?
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