Punch in, punch out.
Nope, not here.
As many of you may know… I had the pleasure of spending 8 months on the Xbox team at Microsoft.
There’s only one problem. How am I supposed to snap back to reality after being in the Rolls Royce of jobs?
Many people face that reality of clocking in and out everyday in a mundane job.
Fast Forward 6 months…
It’s now been 6 months since I finished my co-op term. But it still feels like I’m in that Rolls Royce (it’s a figure of speech… I wish I had a Rolls) and I have no plans of ever accepting a boring life.
Maybe that’s the key… a slight mindset shift.
I’ve stopped accepting life as it’s supposed to be, and started making it more of what I want it to be.
New mindset = new dream job
Damn. Maybe this mindset shift actually works. I managed to land another dream job. I find it hard to believe that it’s a coincidence.
Can’t wait ’til January to start the next chapter of my life at Smile.io – a startup in Canada’s Silicon Valley (Kitchener-Waterloo area).
I’ll be doing my third and final co-op term there for 4 months.
I guess my chance to be in an amazing workplace with a great culture is not over.
Working at Xbox showed me that it’s not impossible to love your job. I enjoyed every minute there, and now realize that after I graduate, 22-65 doesn’t have to be dreadful. Big shocker: you don’t have to hate your job.
If I can drive an imaginary Rolls Royce, so can you.
PS… for all those asking what I actually did at Microsoft
It’s nicely summed up in this video: