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Are WoW Players Being Discriminated Against?

Posted Thu, Jan 15, 2009 by Martuk

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World of Warcraft (WoW) has become a popular game around the world and even employers are taking notice. Unfortunately, that's turning out not to be a good thing in some cases as it looks like some employers are shunning the idea of recruiting WoW players. This seems like to me a new form of discrimination. Like we didn't have enough of that already. In a recent article by Asia One Business, a story is told about a man named Paul Chan, a hard working tax payer by day and a hard core WoW gamer by night. The article tells his story as well as that of certain employers who were quoted as saying a lot of silliness.

'I happened to mention I'd spent way too much time in the early 2000s playing online games...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 per cent because their focus is elsewhere, their sleeping patterns are often not great, etc,' the blogger said.

For some reason employers believe they can keep telling you what to do after you're off work. Sadly, this is not the first story I have heard involving this type of insane thinking. Mr. Huang, another man interviewed for this article, offers up his views on this disturbing trend and what he thinks employers need to do. Luckily, most people capable of rational thought will agree with him.

'Employers need to be disowned of the idea that their employees continue to be answerable to them beyond billable hours.'

Is this a new wave of gamer discrimination? Read the full story and tell us what you think on our forums.

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