World Of Warcraft Players Discriminated Against In The Workplace, Also, Life

December 17, 2008


So apparently World of Warcraft players are discriminated against for employment, according to an f13 discussion forum. Which, let's face it, is practically a legitimate news source (not unlike Geekologie).

I met with a recruiter recently (online media industry) and in conversation I happened to mention I'd spent way too much time in the early 2000s playing online games, which I described as "the ones before World of Warcraft" (I went nuts for EQ1, SWG and the start of WoW, but since 2006 I have only put a handful of days into MMOG playing - as opposed to discussing them - I've obsessed over bicycles and cycling instead).

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. He has been specifically asked to avoid WoW players.

Wow, poor WoW'ers. But if it makes you feel any better, bloggers are discriminated against too. Something about us being wickedly freaking handsome and having such pretty hands. Back me up here, Superficial Writer. Damn, nice cuticles, bro.

Should employers discriminate against World of Warcraft players? [boingboing]

Thanks to Darwinpolice, who's just waiting for you to kill yourself in an unbridled act of stupidity.

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