über-blog Boing Boing has posted something very worrying:
He replied that employers specifically instruct him not to send them World of Warcraft players. He said there is a belief that WoW players cannot give 100% because their focus is elsewhere, their sleeping patterns are often not great, etc. I mentioned that some people have written about MMOG leadership experience as a career positive or a way to learn project management skills, and he shook his head.
It's disturbing that someone can take the worst stereotypes of WoW players, and discriminate against all of them because of it. I haven;t logged into WoW for over two weeks now, and yet I would face the same discrimination as an all-night raider? Insane.
It reminds me of the scares over Facebook in the workplace a year or so back – blaming technology for something that fundamentally is a traditional management issue.
No, I'm not dead and I haven't quit WoW, it's just that the pesky real life thing has kept me from Northrend for 10 days or so now. However, it has sent me to Paris, where I found the perfect place for tree Druids to eat… 🙂
First, I had one of these:
Followed, about half an hour later, by this:
Three levels down, seven to go… (And Dragonblight, here I come…)