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I don’t want to go back

I work for a AAA studio and I've been lucky enough to have kept a job as a game developer the last few months while we've been in lockdown due to COVID-19. Apart from a few times early on in working from home (e.g. to get stuff from my desk etc.), I haven't been...

Zit juice

Content warning: bodily fluids, bodily functions When I worked in a test lab, we sat in groups of 6 where there were 3 seats with their backs to another 3 seats. There was a guy that sat behind me at work. He had really bad skin, like lots of acne. One time I was...

Places to cry

As a woman working in games, there have been so many times when I've been sad and angry and frustrated at work. I don't like to show "negative" emotions in front of my teams or reports (so I'm not seen as "too emotional"), so I've found the best places to cry at work...

That’s a shitty meeting

My studio is about 15 people and we all worked pretty well together. One of the employees brought his cat into the office one day. It was obviously not trained to be in a space with 10+ people and freaked out. We cornered it in one of our few meeting rooms but we had...