In the last couple of weeks at my previous job, my friend Andrias pointed out that I was invincible and could do anything I wanted because I was in ‘god mode’. It was common to see that anyone leaving the company was pretty much doing anything they wanted and getting away with doing less work as they wrapped things up.
God mode is hilarious. It takes me back to throwing cheats in Duke Nukem 3D back when I couldn’t be bothered going through and killing all the monsters in a level. It takes me back to that particular level that was in Arizona or some kind of rock-desert area and it was just a massive maze of earthy rock, and the only way I could get to the other side was to go through the rock.
I forgot what the cheat was called, but basically, ‘go through walls’ was all I needed, and thank cows that there was a cheat for that.
I’m taken back to countless Grand Theft Auto games where I’ve somehow gotten myself into seriously deep shit and need to gain my stars back to make sure the cops don’t get me. God mode exists in every game in some way or another – be it walking through walls, having your health stay on 100%, or having unlimited potions – and it’s usually quite satisfying to reap all the benefits.
Alas, I find myself sitting in god mode again, with the end of the quarter (this quarter being July through to the end of September) marking my departure from my current job. It hasn’t been very long, and not only that, but the decision to leave was quite difficult, so my god mode hasn’t kicked in, and I’m feeling a little different this time.
I feel as if I have greater duties and responsibilities, and I’ve made a greater impression in several months than I believe I have done elsewhere, in any other workplace. I’ve done a really impressive job, and I’ve improved a lot of things during the time I’ve worked here. Yet, I’m not using my god mode to its full extent.
But perhaps god mode is just an illusion or a trick.
God mode is a weapon or shield for the decrease in work, the snide gift that is given to you when you leave a workplace you were quite happy to leave. In not having god mode, I suppose it accounts for the fact that I’ve nothing bad to say about where I work, I’ve just decided to move on because of external factors. I don’t have god mode… and I suppose I don’t need it either.