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You’d be a few dollars short of a million dollars but for the simple reason that you are the only one in the world that knows.
Now everyone knows, and we’re all trying to forget about it. But that’s not the end of the world.
The social security office in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, sits in the town’s middle. It’s a beautiful space, filled with beautiful art, and it’s the only office that isn’t filled with people. Instead it’s a meeting place for people to check on their finances. It’s a place where they can catch up on their check-writing and payroll paperwork, and a place where they can actually get something done.
The office itself is actually quite small but its hard to miss. It sits in the middle of a wide hallway filled with small offices, where people spend all day coming and going. A nice touch is that it’s a very functional place with all the necessary paperwork and books. In fact, in a time of austerity, you would really be surprised at how much paperwork people actually need to complete.
The office is open 24/7, which is great for a place that doesn’t actually do much work. The reason why they need to be this busy is because people need to make payroll and get their check-writing and paperwork done. So the office is actually quite small, a place for people to get stuff done. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t also serve a purpose in a time of austerity.
It’s a lot more than just a place to get stuff done. It’s a place for people to actually socialize, and also to talk about stuff. And if you’re ever feeling lonely, you can always just look up on the internet (like Facebook, Google+ and other social networking tools) and find people already in the same boat as you.
In one game, youre a company that has a lot of customers. In another game, youre a company that is trying to figure out who to hire. But you dont have those feelings of being just another customer anymore. In Deathloop your job is to take care of people, not to save them. Your job is to take care of people who need help, and you only have those feelings of caring when you care about someone.
It’s like a social security office in a horror movie. You can’t save them, but you can help them. To do that you need a certain amount of empathy, a certain amount of a sense of compassion. And then, there’s this really interesting aspect like you’re basically living every second of every day as if you’re talking to them.
I think that’s really cool. Because when you’re at a job like that, you feel like you’re talking to someone. And I can’t tell you how many times I have just stared at someone in this job and had to ask myself, ‘I know he’s alive and I can hear him breathing, but I can’t see him.
Well there are lots of ways that these people can be a bit unhelpful to you, as long as you have enough empathy to know what you are doing.