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Leaving the Gaming Industry for Touringplans.com, Guy Selga


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Leaving the Gaming Industry for Touringplans.com, Guy Selga

After working in the gaming industry, in quality assurance for many years Guy
decided to make a bold career change!

With 5 years under his belt working at Activision, Guy realized he was totally
burnt out with the video game industry. On a whim, he seen that Touringplans.com
was looking for a person to work on researching Disneyland full-time.

Quickly, Guy found himself working for TouringPlans.com and traveling into
Disneyland (his office, as he calls it) on a daily basis. He discusses the
changes that he needed to make to adjust to working from home (which he loves).

Guy Selga is a friend of mine that I met through the Disney community a couple
years back. When he told me he would be working for TouringPlans, I was
extremely excited for him! And now, I currently write for TouringPlans.com, you
can see the first post I wrote here.

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Episode 44
Transcription
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this is the dreamers podcast where
dreamers shared their stories to inspire

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you

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now join host Joe Pardo as he interviews
a dreamer who is living their dreams

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yeah

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welcome to the dreamers podcast I’m your
host Joe Pardo and today I’m

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interviewing guys salga who is living
history through a career change

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welcome to show guy hey thanks for
having me it’s a the pleasure’s all mine

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i’m so glad that we were able to connect
from coast to coast here

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yeah it’s good to talk to you again it’s
actually been a while since we’ve hurt

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each other’s voices it has its probably
means probably been almost a year

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yeah except that I think that one time I
don’t know if you were on for that last

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time we got together but let’s start by
giving the audience some background

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about yourself

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well I currently work for touring plans
. com helping people plan their disney

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vacations but before that I worked in
the Quality Assurance industry for about

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nine years i started at Activision when
i was $DAY i think was 19 years old

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actually I was my second job i worked at
blockbuster video for a year before that

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and so I was I was always been the video
games so I really wanted to work in the

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video game industry and I was a young
and dumb enough to think that that would

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be a viable thing that I could keep
running for a while I worked at vision

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for five years got burnt out by the
constant over time at that company so i

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left for another smaller studio that I
ended up working like three times as

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much overtime then I went back to
activision after year and stayed there

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for another couple years and then at the
end of that I was fully burnt out of the

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video game industry and I said okay this
time I’m done for real and so a

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recruiter actually contacted me to work
at directv and I worked in their quality

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assurance department for about two years
and then I realized that I was

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completely done with quality assurance
at some point and then the position

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