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Inside the Vault: Erik Deitrick
Inside the Vault: Erik Deitrick [ Company -> Interview ]
Posted by JHMN Thu 24 Jan 2008, 1:09 PM
More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks

An interview with the lead interface programmer, here's a bit of the text:

Worst job you’ve ever had?
This was a fun question because I got to reminisce about all of the horrible jobs I’ve had over the years. I’ve had a lot of craptastic jobs. Mostly standing behind a cash register. The job that I hated showing up for the most was at a gym. The lady who hired me said that they needed a warm body behind the desk. It is the only job I’ve had to take a urine test for, which was embarrassing because I left the door to the bathroom open thinking that they had to watch, but the guy yelled at me and I could hear people in the waiting room laughing. The job was mostly getting yelled at by customers over things outside my control, and having to ask sweaty guys to put their shirts on before using the equipment.

Any other hobbies and interests? What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I tend to drift through hobbies. After I become somewhat proficient at one I move on to the next. Right now I’m revisiting barbecuing which I did quite a bit of maybe 10 years ago. Back then I managed the heat and smoke by hand, which meant staying near the grill for a long time. I was able to get very good product, but even on small pieces of meat it could mean tending the fire for 5-8 hours. So now I’m working on building a “set it and forget” it rig. Electric heat and an automatic smoke generator. It’s less about being lazy though and more about eliminating the variables to get consistent BBQ. So far it works really well, except when I trip the breaker by running the toaster at the same time. By the way, if there were Achievements in real life you would have just earned one for making it all the way through that description of my smoking hobby.

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