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Making the World of Warcraft more trivial, one post at a time…

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.
  • http://profile.typepad.com/BigBadB AndyB

    Unfortunately, blaming technology is so much easier than actually, you know, managing people. =)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/Leafshine Leafy

    That icon’s scarily like you, you know…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/BigBadB AndyB

    I know, I was quite pleased with it. =)

  • http://www.rawrbitchrawr.com Stompalina

    I say, recruit WoW Players, pay them in in-game gold, expect limited work-time involvement to cater to their raider schedule, live with it. Reduction in overhead stimulates the economy somehow or another!

  • http://www.atreestale.com Riverwish

    /takes gaming off ‘pastimes’ section of CV.

    I think that’s terrible, in the office where I used to work the gamers where the ones that actually worked the hardest :)