Submitted my notice last week. Everything went better than expected. I work through the 30th, but I'm gonna try to get out before thanksgiving.
All this got me thinking though. What would be my dream job? I really love doing stuff with the RT community and after a lot of thought, I came up with a hypothetical job that would be up my alley: RT Community Outreach.
I might get some flak for this seeing as sentiments of wanting to work for RT are commonly admonished, but I categorize this as an "it'd be cool if" rather than an 'OMG RT, PLZ HIREZ ME CUZ BIG FAN". I think the former evel of desire should be acceptable. I have no illusions of ever actually working there.
In my hypothetical job, RT would have a segment for community outreach. It wouldn't involve any on-camera work, video commentaries, or content production. Instead, it would be a small division solely dedicated to putting on small or large gatherings such as dinners, LAN's, and meetups for people going stag at events (movies, cons, shows). Not only this, but it would also be for organizing the community for real charitable or philanthropic events such as food drives, housing, and fundraising for causes.
Essentially, it would be the same things as what people do for their community groups already but officially endorsed by RT for the purposes of growing the community and allowing members to meet each other in person. Actual RT employees would occasionally make appearances, but the events themselves wouldn't be focused on RT meet and greets.
Additionally, I think it would also be cool if RT, at their new office, had a modest venue for events such as these. A hall or center for community events. Think of it, "this Saturday, come down to the Rooster Teeth Event Hall for a LAN/BBQ/Board Game Night/Internet Prom". That'd be sweet. (Note to self: Internet Prom is a GREAT idea).
Of course I think it would have to be based in Austin, at least at first. There's a strong central Texas concentration of fans that could make this work. However, I can see the occasional event being held in other cities every now and then.
Now, the prospects of this being a feasible or long-term division of RT are low. I imagine that the accounting department wouldn't find this advisable. Business-wise, it might be a bad idea. But like I said, it's my own pie in the sky.
So, yeah. That'd be cool. Guess I'll go back to my job search now.
Being Sick SucksSo, this was me on Sunday after getting home from the RvBTX/SideQuest Extra Life event.
I'm fine by the way, so don't panic.
I had been feeling sick for the past three weeks. I rarely get sick, so I tend to battle through it and get over it quickly. Well, after the weekend's festivities I guess my body had had enough. I was in Subway in the afternoon and felt very faint, like I could collapse. I had a rapid heart beat, weakness, and shortness of breath. Well, I grabbed my food and got out of there. Ended up checking myself into the ER as a precaution.
One chest x-ray later and I was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection. They put me on some corticosteroids and a course of antibiotics. I'm doing a whole lot better now. I even had a couple days off work, which were filled with soup and xbox.
I know a lot of people have been sick lately. I've been hearing people coughing whenever I go out for weeks now. So, take care of yourself people. If you've been sick for a while and can't seem to get over it, maybe take a second look at yourself.
Work Might Suck A Little LessSo, things at work might be looking a little better. I was really burnt out, and came really close to putting in my notice today. I don't even have other job prospects or a backup. That's how much I hated it. I almost typed up my notice on Wednesday night to turn in today, but didn't get around to it.
Well I had a terrible morning today and by one hour into shift, I was determined to put in my notice tomorrow. Then, unexpectedly, my supervisor mentioned that they will probably start training me on a different position next week. This new position is one that I've wanted for a while. So, hopefully it all goes well and I can stay there.
Cuz if I have to go back to what I'm doing now, I'm dropping this job faster than an aids-infested hot coal.
RTX Idea - RT Community OlympicsSince there's already a fair amount of RT community groups, I think it'd be cool to have an annual "Rooster Teeth Community Olympics" at RTX.
Every year, the different community groups would put forth a team to represent themselves in a series of contests. The group with the most medals (or most golds) wins. I think it would be really fun. It's a great way to bring attention to all community groups, and would help bring them closer together.
The events could be video games, quizzes on RT stuff, fun team building exercises, sports, or even light pe/gym style games. Scheduling within RTX might be an issue though, since so many of us are already busy during the weekend (Guardians, events, etc).
I think it'd be pretty cool though. You can do a lot of neat stuff with something like that.