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Dad Hires In-Game 'Assassins' To Get His Son To Stop Gaming 338

An anonymous reader writes "An irritated father of a 23-year-old gamer hired 'In-game assassins' to attempt to make his son quit playing video games and have him get a job. 'Feng's idea was that his son would get bored of playing games if he was killed every time he logged on, and that he would start putting more effort into getting a job.' While the son recently had a job at a software development company he quit because he decided he didn't like the work."
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Dad Hires In-Game 'Assassins' To Get His Son To Stop Gaming

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  • by geekoid ( 135745 ) <dadinportland AT yahoo DOT com> on Friday January 04, 2013 @03:55PM (#42479121) Homepage Journal

    No one will hire you when you don't have an address.

  • by Dahamma ( 304068 ) on Friday January 04, 2013 @04:03PM (#42479231)

    If the dude has the skills to get a job as a software dev, he can work as a gas station attendant, which would give him enough money to room up with someone and eat. From there, it's his problem.

    Clearly you never tried living on your own on a gas station attendant's wage.

    Clearly you never tried reading the post you are replying to that specifically stipulated *rooming with someone*. But you are correct even 40+ hours a week at a gas station (almost impossible to get since they prefer part-timers) is barely enough for rent, gas, and a little cheap (unhealthy) food. It sucks.

    And clearly neither of you actually RTFA, which said it was in China. I'd wager you have no idea what a "gas station attendant" makes there, how much rent or food is in his town, or what the hiring preferences of Chinese gas station owners is.

  • by spiffmastercow ( 1001386 ) on Friday January 04, 2013 @04:08PM (#42479305)

    Coincidentally I am in Portland.

    "most of them deserve it and would not contribute to society in any meaningful way" Fuck you, you poor excuse for a limp wristed cum stain.

    YOU and people like YOU are clueless fucks that would watch society burn to the ground to hold onto you belief instead of thinking. They need help. Most haven't even been taught how to plan or work, then suddenly they are on the streets becasue they are lazy. The do nothing parent scratch their head and can't figure out why ignoring a child for 18 years has lead to them being 'lazy'.

    I lived in Portland for many years. Hell, I hung out with some of those kids, and even had roommates who were one step up the ladder (renting a room in a shithole on 82nd street). The fact is, they're lazy fucks. There's all kinds of resources to get them food, shelter, and jobs, but they'd rather get high instead, and most of those programs require that you remain clean. Also, the vast majority of them simply go back to stay with their parents during the winter months -- notice you only see them around in the spring and summer?

  • by mark-t ( 151149 ) <> on Friday January 04, 2013 @05:23PM (#42480361) Journal
    But with a basic job like gas stations, flipping burgers, etc... there really isn't much as "overqualified"

    Actually, there is.... and I'm speaking from personal experience here. I've seen both fast food places *AND* gas stations decide to *NOT* hire a professional that they felt would leave them too quickly, needlessly wasting valuable time on training, when they can get another desperate and less over-qualified person for exactly the same amount of money, who is less likely to leave them right away.

  • by CanHasDIY ( 1672858 ) on Friday January 04, 2013 @05:35PM (#42480537) Homepage Journal

    Not always - it's the curse of overqualified.

    Bullshit - I know people with Psych Ph. D's who work at Steak N' Shake.

    Fast food places do not give a singe fuck what your education is; all they care about is that you're willing to do shit work for shit pay.

  • by fatphil ( 181876 ) on Friday January 04, 2013 @08:01PM (#42482831) Homepage
    It is tales like these that are why practically the only charitable donations I make are to homeless charities (and very closely related causes such as soup kitchens, food banks, clothing banks, etc.). All the diseases that you get when you're old, and might die of, fuck it, I couldn't care less about - you've got to die of *something*, finding a cure for one of them just means you die of a different one; so all those charities miss out completely. I rarely give cash in person (I find it hard to overcome an "they might spend it on the wrong thing" attitude), but will often offer food to those who look like they need it most.

    I think those with a negative prejudice against the homeless should be forced to play "The Bum Game": . And not be allowed to stop until they win, or recant.

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton