“You’re applying for a game developer position?” The manager flipped through my application in confusion.
“Your background is law, though.”
“I am a lawyer currently, but I’ve been studying coding for several years. If you look at my portfolio—”
“No, it’s great.” The manager looked uncomfortable. “I’m just afraid you’re a bit overqualified.”
* * *
“How was the vacay?” my co-worker Kevin asked the next day.
“I was interviewing, actually.”
“Are you crazy? You just got promoted. The sky’s the limit for you here.”
The sky’s not the problem, I thought from my vertical prison. I want to get out.