2154: "Motivation"

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2154: "Motivation"

Postby Reka » Fri May 24, 2019 5:43 pm UTC

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Title text: What's even worse is, a month ago they transferred me to work on the game I was already playing, and suddenly I found myself procrastinating by playing the one I'd been assigned before. It's possible they're onto me and this is all part of the plan.

GOOMHR. Seriously.

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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby DavidSh » Fri May 24, 2019 6:17 pm UTC

In a lot of video games the cost of failure is a lot less than the cost of failure at an actual job.

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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri May 24, 2019 6:41 pm UTC

I can't think of a single video game whose cost of failure is comparable to failing at a job.
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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby ucim » Fri May 24, 2019 7:30 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:I can't think of a single video game whose cost of failure is comparable to failing at a job.
How about Global Thermonuclear War?

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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby suso » Fri May 24, 2019 7:32 pm UTC

Funny. It kinda looks like they are playing Battleship, which could also be described as a game that involves planning, problem-solving and boring drudgework.
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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby ijuin » Fri May 24, 2019 7:36 pm UTC

There’s also the psychological issue of reactance at play here—basically, anything imposed upon you by others is going to be viewed more negatively just because it is mandatory. This is because we have a subconscious understanding that anything which someone needs to pressure us in order to get us to do is generally something that serves their interests more than it serves our own—i.e. we suspect that they are trying to screw us over.

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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby solune » Fri May 24, 2019 8:04 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:I can't think of a single video game whose cost of failure is comparable to failing at a job.


A MMORPG that you've put a 1000 hours into as well as a whole social network, versus a burger flipping job where you've started at this morning ?

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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby yakkoTDI » Fri May 24, 2019 8:12 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:I can't think of a single video game whose cost of failure is comparable to failing at a job.
How about Global Thermonuclear War?

Jose


Can't wait until July 30th.

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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby RogueCynic » Fri May 24, 2019 8:36 pm UTC

suso wrote:Funny. It kinda looks like they are playing Battleship, which could also be described as a game that involves planning, problem-solving and boring drudgework.


I'll let you know as soon as I finish this game of solitaire. GOOMH Suso.
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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby suso » Fri May 24, 2019 9:51 pm UTC

RogueCynic wrote:
suso wrote:Funny. It kinda looks like they are playing Battleship, which could also be described as a game that involves planning, problem-solving and boring drudgework.


I'll let you know as soon as I finish this game of solitaire. GOOMH Suso.


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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby sotanaht » Sat May 25, 2019 3:37 am UTC

solune wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:I can't think of a single video game whose cost of failure is comparable to failing at a job.


A MMORPG that you've put a 1000 hours into as well as a whole social network, versus a burger flipping job where you've started at this morning ?

You could have just said Eve Online.

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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby eviloatmeal » Sat May 25, 2019 11:47 am UTC

Testing is such a fun job. You spend half your time trying to explain to the feature manager what a specification is and why it would be a good idea to have one, and the other half of your time asking people how the components of the feature are supposed to work, so you can figure out if the things happening are bugs or working as intended.

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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby jgh » Tue May 28, 2019 3:49 am UTC

I'm supposed to be repeat { updating, testing } electorate data processing code. Instead, I've been collecting and processing electoral data.

Well, what do you expect when you give me an extra bonus nation-wide election? :)

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Re: 2154: "Motivation"

Postby SuicideJunkie » Wed May 29, 2019 3:33 pm UTC

When I was first hired, I was sat down to run a transport and try to reproduce a rare bug.
5 minutes in, I went "Hey, is this the problem you're looking for?"
The response was "... No :( "

I'm pretty good at finding bugs, but not necessarily the one you hoped to see.


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