How can I remove myself emotionally in order to do a job?
February 2, 2010 4:27 PM Subscribe
I am involved in a project that I personally find offensive. How can I remove myself emotionally in order to do the job?
posted by hellojed to human relations (47 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
As a part of my degree, I am enrolled in a semester-long "capstone" class where teams (in this case, a class of 5 including myself) are tasked with building a computer game from the ground up. I need this class to graduate.
We had voted on ideas via email for most of the week, and had settled on what kind of genre game it would be. Due to a mix-up (on my part) I was 40 minutes late to todays class, where they had chosen the theme to this game.
You fly a ship down a toilet, with the aim of destroying whatever is clogging it. There are a lot of poop jokes in the early description of the gameplay elements.
I will probably be doing a lot of the art for this project. I informed one member of the group I have serious reservations about doing this, despite this I have pledged my support for working with the team.
I really want to say "This is a stupid fucking idea. I won't be able to show this project to anyone. I am embarrassed by the existence of this project. I don't want to be associated with this project if we make a 'Shit Themed' game."
One thought I had was requesting my name be removed from the credits, but I'm not prepared to make that decision until I'm further down the development process.
I do not think we can change this, being 2 weeks into the project. They are expecting me to produce some early concept art soon. Be that as it may, how can I / should I communicate with the team on my views on the project? How can I drop my reservations on the game's theme so that I may do the best job I can?