Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Getting Settled In

I'm sitting at a new computer in a new office, in a new town, in a new state. It's strange for me to say the least. I lived in San Diego for 20 years, and all of the sudden I live in Seattle working on a different game.

The Agency team seems to be charged up based on my second day of work here. They are a likable bunch of people, and they are really into the game, so I have high hopes! Recently, I've been assigned to watching certain movies with the classy elements of espionage to get me prepped for the feel of the game we are trying to make here. It's going to be interesting to say the least.

The office here is pretty interesting. We are on the bottom floor of a business building that houses some other work places as well. We are all on one floor and have to use the bathrooms in the lobby. The team is still relatively small compared to the amount of people working at SOE in San Diego, so its not too bad. I guess we are getting tight on space as the team ramps up though, which would explain my "interesting" "office" situation.

Right now my desk is placed directly between two U shaped desk configurations. I have just enough room for both of my 22 inch monitors and that's about it. I don't even have any cubicle walls, but oh well, at least I have a window to gaze out of throughout the day. It's a little gloomy looking right now, but It's been sunny every day since I got here for the most part.

The kitchen here is pretty awesome. They have it decked out with free drinks of all kinds and a fridge stocked with fruits and such for the taking. I like that they provide these things, because it's annoying to have to go somewhere to buy a stockpile of drinks and stick fridge under your desk.

I've gotten one piece of schwag already since my arrival, a nice looking martini glass with the words the agency logo etched into the side. =)


Cuppycake said...

Glad to hear things are going good for you Steve =) We miss you!

Nick McLaren said...

Sounds like you couldn't fit a fridge under your desk even if you WANTED to.. maybe they'll upgrade after a big successful launch! :)

Glad you made it safe and sound!



Steve Kramer (a.k.a. Saavedra) said...

Yeah, I'll have to take a picture of my desk to drive the point home lol.

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SG_01 said...

Heh, I wouldn't mind seeing that picture, do post that :) Shouldn't be that bad without cubicle walls ^_^

Aside from the Agency glass, I thought the T-Shirts they had at Fan Faire '07 were a nice touch as well.

- SG_01