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EricMusco
02.08.2017 , 10:05 AM | #11 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
In honor of Tait leaving, let me share with you my favorite Tait story from his time here. It's the time that we convinced Tait we were letting him go when we were actually hiring him.

When Tait got hired into his current role, he was hired on as a contractor with the intent we would convert him to be a full-time EA employee in the future. Well when we got approval to "flip" him to full-time, me and Keith (my boss) decided to have a little bit of fun with him.

We brought him into a room and we made sure to both seem pretty somber as we pulled him in. We had to ensure he was on edge thinking something bad was happening. Keith starts the meeting by going into this whole speech about how things are changing around BioWare (they weren't) and that because of that some changes need to be made (they also weren't). Keith then ended this speech with three words, "you've been impacted."

Now, this is the part where I was supposed to jump in and be like "surprise, your hired!" However, I was concentrating so hard on not laughing that I didn't react as fast as I was supposed to. This meant poor Tait was sitting there for like 20 seconds in a dead silent room thinking he just got let go.

Then I handed the folder with his paperwork to him and said "welcome to the team." Tait reacted by turning red and saying lots of four letter words at us while laughing. It was pretty awesome.

TLDR - That one time we convinced Tait we were letting him go while we were hiring him and it was great.

-eric
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02.08.2017 , 10:07 AM | #12
Dangit now I want Tacos.

There was a restaraunt on 14th in Manhattan that had great Tacos, big chunky vegetables and chicken in it. Can't remember what it was called, might have started with a "G"? They did authentic Mexican too.

I'll miss you Tait. Your witty humor was refreshing.

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SteveTheCynic
02.08.2017 , 10:09 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by grania View Post
Oh great now *I'm* in the mood for a taco and a tattoo.

Good luck to you, take care~
Well, I already have all the tattoos I'll ever want (famous last words)(1), and I'm not really a big fan of tacos, but I, too, would like to wish Tait all the best

(1) The number is not zero, but because of the reason I had it done (and the theme), I see no reason to have another.
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TUXs
02.08.2017 , 10:10 AM | #14
I'm very sad to see you leave Tait. You've been an amazing guy and one hell of a positive face for Bioware...your sense of humor and consistent communication will absolutely be missed.

I wish you nothing but the best in your move, and in life...your shoes here will never be filled.
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Quraswren
02.08.2017 , 10:24 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by TaitWatson View Post
Hey everyone,

SNIP....
You are the beating heart that keeps this vibrant and unabashedly passionate community going, and for that you don't get enough credit. But I assure you, every single day people come into work and strive to show you just how important you are to us.

SNIP....
Good luck to you and I hope you land somewhere on your feet but if this community, the gamers were really the heart. I hate you didn't take better care of the heart the past number of years.

Maybe the game would be healthier.
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Alec_Fortescue
02.08.2017 , 10:28 AM | #16
Now that Tait is gone who will read all those PMs of mine about Jedi robes?

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stoopicus
02.08.2017 , 10:33 AM | #17
Best of luck in CA! San Diego's great.

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btmart
02.08.2017 , 10:39 AM | #18
I appreciate the work you've done for us over the years, Tait. Best of luck to you man!

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TUXs
02.08.2017 , 10:42 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
In honor of Tait leaving, let me share with you my favorite Tait story from his time here. It's the time that we convinced Tait we were letting him go when we were actually hiring him.

When Tait got hired into his current role, he was hired on as a contractor with the intent we would convert him to be a full-time EA employee in the future. Well when we got approval to "flip" him to full-time, me and Keith (my boss) decided to have a little bit of fun with him.

We brought him into a room and we made sure to both seem pretty somber as we pulled him in. We had to ensure he was on edge thinking something bad was happening. Keith starts the meeting by going into this whole speech about how things are changing around BioWare (they weren't) and that because of that some changes need to be made (they also weren't). Keith then ended this speech with three words, "you've been impacted."

Now, this is the part where I was supposed to jump in and be like "surprise, your hired!" However, I was concentrating so hard on not laughing that I didn't react as fast as I was supposed to. This meant poor Tait was sitting there for like 20 seconds in a dead silent room thinking he just got let go.

Then I handed the folder with his paperwork to him and said "welcome to the team." Tait reacted by turning red and saying lots of four letter words at us while laughing. It was pretty awesome.

TLDR - That one time we convinced Tait we were letting him go while we were hiring him and it was great.

-eric
And he stayed this long? Mean lol...
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teclado
02.08.2017 , 10:53 AM | #20
Thanks for being our advocate, Tait. MTFBWY

Too bad the Char....nevermind. Don't want to get mugged by angry San Diegoans for mentioning that one sports team that is leaving SD.
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