This past Christmas, I decided to get a second job as a seasonal temp working at a nearby Gamestop. I started there in early November, and was on staff until the first week of January or so. All told, I worked at the store for about eight weeks. I just received my W-2 form the other day, and was somewhat surprised to see that while working there, I had managed to earn a whopping $174 (before taxes). At my hourly wage of $6/hr, that means that I worked a grand total of 29 hours over those 8 weeks, which is an average of 3.5 hours a week. What’s even better is that due to my prior experience working at EB, I was one of the temps who got the most hours.
Back when I worked at EB, we had a sales associate on staff named Colin. EB was Colin’s second job, and because of his limited availability he only worked about 12 hours a week at the store, usually on Sunday and one weekday morning. Colin was not exactly a model employee — he was late almost every day, whined incessantly, and made a fair share of mistakes. He was for the most part relegated to the position of “store whipping boy”, getting stuck with many of the really unpleasant tasks and getting blamed for just about anything that ever went wrong.
It appears that my proclamation of success regarding partial-forum-recovery was a tad premature. After some use, it has become quite apparent that the old database was way too flaky and was causing a ton of issues on the forums. The only option was to wipe the entire database clean and unfortunately, start over from scratch.
So, although it pains me to say it, everyone will have to re-register for the forums. I apologize immensely for this situation, but there was just no way the old database could have been saved.
While the server move proved to be quite successful overall, it wasn’t without its problems. Although it certainly wasn’t for lack of trying, we weren’t able to get the forums fully restored. It’s not as disastrous as it may sound, however, as we were able to restore all of the information for the registered accounts. The “Name the Game” thread was also salvaged, so those of you who were playing still have your points.
We apologize for the loss of the old posts, but it was just one of those things that couldn’t be helped. Nonetheless, the forums are active and ready for use, so help yourself.
As it turns out, TJG will go ahead and be making the move to a new server today, so things may be hit or miss for the next 24-to-48 hours. The forums and polls will most likely not be back in action til sometime tomorrow, and you may find that the TheJadedGamer.net URL (as well as our many other alternate URLs) work only intermittently during this time period.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we’ve outgrown our breeches and simply had to make the move.