Job Recruiters to WoW Players: GTFO

Nathan Grayson

Tired of getting a “Don’t call us; we’ll call our lawyers” from potential employers? Well, maybe listing your spec and number of epics under “Previous Experience” wasn’t such a great idea.* Apparently, job recruiters are looking for cogs who can give the money machine their all – and sleepless nights spent over at Arthas’ place just won’t cut it anymore .

“[A job recruiter in the “online media industry”] 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,” noted a member of the forums (via Shacknews ).

“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.”

Think such an isolated example is meaningless? Read the rest of the forum thread.

Is this anti-MMO stance hypocritical? Definitely. But unfortunately, “For the Horde” Fridays probably won’t be an office standard until a more youthful, game-reared generation rules the workplace, so we might as well get used to it.

So yeah. If you could go ahead and not renew your WoW subscription before going on another job hunt, that’d be great .

*Those go under “Special Talents,” duh. What are you? An idiot?

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