View Full Version : Discrimination against WoW gamers? Or...
February 14th, 2009, 05:09 AM
... is it actually a good idea weeding out WoW players for the workplace? I agree with the idea, despite how 'draconian' it is.
Note: The 'blog/article' doesn't have strong proof or any of that integrity crap, but guess it is the idea that counts.
February 14th, 2009, 05:37 AM
Without even reading the article (as I've read about it just a little already on Gamepolitics), I'm going to take a wild guess and call discrimination. WoW players are generally stereotyped as unproductive and obsessive nerds who never do anything but play, so it doesn't seem like a huge leap of logic that certain people would think twice before hiring someone who plays it.
People who play it play it a lot, but they get other stuff done too.
February 14th, 2009, 06:54 AM
Also without reading the article: Just need to say this.... My partner in the Computer shop is a WoW player, though he hasen't played in a long time. Our hired tech plays WoW all day while fixing comps. Me.... I could care less about WoW I won't pay to play. We knock out PCs faster than any other shop in town LOL.
February 14th, 2009, 11:14 AM
**** You You ****ing Night Elf Faggot!
- George Corpsegrinder Fisher
February 14th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Hmmm. Maybe the people who are not being productive and playing WoW have not been practicing the self-disiplining enough and perhaps the playing of the game does not cause unproductiveness?
Oh, following a differing but similar traintrack of thought, when Doom was first being released, did not many employers ban Doom at the working station? Maybe that is being a better technique for deterring the WoW playing, so the ones who are only playing during the free-time anyway are not being punished by unemployment too, possibly. I dunno, I am thinking it would be a hard choice to be making as an employer, since even if not fair, having no WoW players would mean not worrying about the potential problem at all. I personally am not thinking it prudent to be mentioning WoW at a job interview when applying for a position.
I am hoping a solution is being found that is beneficial to both employers and WoW players. :)
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