I was one of those guys who liked Polygon.
We had a few great posts, and one of them, titled “How I learned to love videogames,” was actually my first.
It was a game I’d been playing, but I’d never actually played it before.
After I posted it, I got a message from someone on Twitter, saying they’d like to hire me.
I said, “Great.
You’ve got to go and meet the other two writers.”
He said, and I quote, “Hey, I just got fired.
What do you think?”
“You’re probably fired.”
“Yeah, well, that’s probably a good thing, but that doesn’t mean I should have liked it.”
He added, “I’m probably going to have to start over again.
I’m going to hire someone else.”
This was the start of a pretty crazy experience for me.
The next day, I called up Polygon, and asked if I could have my resume.
I was told I’d get a second chance.
I went back to the office, and was told they’d be able to give me another interview.
I told them I was ready to be fired.
I thought, What in the world is going on?
So I called a couple of my friends to see if they’d get me another job, but they weren’t interested.
I called the HR department, and they told me they’d been unable to find anyone to replace me.
This is a big deal.
They were looking for someone who had been a staff writer, and wanted someone who could be a part of their team.
This guy was the first one to say, “Oh, yeah.
I’ve been looking for a job for about a year.
I think you’re the guy.”
And he got a call a few days later.
He said that he had interviewed for a position, and that I was the person they wanted.
And so he went on to explain, “This was the company I worked for for a year, and it’s hard to find someone who’s better qualified to fill this role.
I want you to take over the job.”
And I thought to myself, “You know what?
That’s not the best move I’ve ever made.
I have no idea what he’s talking about, but he wants to do this.
He’s the one who’s going to bring this to my attention.
That’s a pretty weird situation.”
It was really weird.
I never thought I’d work for a company where you could make someone cry, or a person cry, for you.
I’d only ever worked for a small publisher, and even that was in the games industry.
It wasn’t really a place I was interested in.
But after I found out, I started to realize that this is how I’m not supposed to work.
I wasn’t supposed to be happy with this company.
I wanted to work for someone else.
I asked my boss, who was really nice, what they were going to do.
He told me to do a few things to get me more comfortable.
First, he said, I was supposed to go to the airport and get some new shoes.
And then he said he was going to find me a new apartment.
And that’s when I started realizing that my dream job was actually not going to happen.
The company I wanted was the one that was paying for my travel to work every day.
I had to be willing to do something that I didn’t think was right for me, but didn’t seem like it would be something that was going at all.
I decided to start a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for my new apartment, which I think is pretty cool, because I’m a little older than some of the people that are looking to raise $1 million for a house, and all I wanted at that point was my old apartment.
But it’s not a great solution, because the campaign raised $100,000, and we’ve had to move back in with my parents, and things have been a little bit easier.
So I have a lot of friends that support me.
And my job is finally done.
I just have to move out of my old digs, which is probably the best thing that’s happened to me.
But, for now, I have my own apartment.