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The Games Industry isn't Recession Proof

The company that I was working for layed me off a few weeks ago. The companies that owed them money couldn't pay on time because the companies that owed them couldn't pay, and so on. Something about some credit crisis I believe.

So after 3 missing paychecks (which they say they will give to me when able) they layed off a bunch of people (around 15 people out of 200). I barely survived the previous 2 layoffs because I was one of the newer people there.

At least I now have a bunch of money in a savings account (Most of my money for the past few months.)

Now I am relaxing with my family around the holiday season. Sometime later I may get a new job or try out Graduate School.

As I don't have a computer with internet access (I am using one of my friends now.) I haven't been here much, and thought that as it pertains to the type of thing we discuss anyway, I would explain why. smile

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When it comes right down to it, I don't think that any industry is recession proof. I lost one contract a few years ago because the company I was performing work for couldn't get the contract with their client signed. The industry? 911 emergency calls. It seems that that industry would never go away, but I guess they have cutbacks too.
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Oy Pt314 - I feel for ya. I've done 6 months unemployment in the past, spanning a Christmas season. That was during the last hard times in '02 when the telecom bubble burst.

Keep your head up!

And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, seven hours every day.
That would be the sweetest thing of all.

If I were a rich man...
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