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    Question Has anyone lost their job due to FM?

    Afterall this game is highly addictive. Most mornings I play for a while before work and when its time to go, its very hard to turn it off and go out the door. You promise yourself you have time for one last game but it leads on and when you look at the clock you're very late for work.

    Also you might decide to phone in sick, and play FM in bed all day and whilst phoning in sick your team gets a last minute goal to beat Man United at Old Trafford and you scream Yesssss!!! And then a second later realise you've just made a big mistake.

    Has anyone been repeatedly late for work due to FM and has anyone been fired from their job due to FM?

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    i have never been late for work because of a game and I would never let it get to that stage. If anyone has then I think they need to seek help. I never play the game when I am working until I get home.

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    i need help. i am late all the time and play at work

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    I have often been tempted to play in the morning but it is a slippery slope.

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    Sometimes I play at work. As soon as I feel that my boss is near, I alt+tab.

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    I am currently in the process of installing FM onto my USB stick to play at work, I don't want to leave a trace of it on the computer since its shared with my manager, so a USB stick is the way to go, and I have a feeling it will probably get me sacked.

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    My boss blocked it from me at work and he even plays the game himself, he should surely understand i need to feed my addiction

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    I just stick to these forums tbh, I don't think I could get away with playing a game at work and i'm not willing to find out. I might play a bit at Christmas because i'm the only one in my section working, but otherwise there's no chance.

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    I play at lunchtime (sometimes), on the train before and after but never during work. That's just madness!

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    Being a postman i cant play before work but once my last letter is delivered its straight on it till as late as i can. Depends what mood the other half is in.

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    I suppose we're not really being paid to play FM so maybe working for SI is the solution?

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    I used to play FM2008 on my laptop at work, worked on my own and the boss didnt mind as long as all the work was done.

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    i used to when i was in college was late quite a few times and came down with food posising quite often! but since im working i realise that although its very tempting for one game in the morning it will quite possibly cause me to be very late and get sacked. i already on the verge of being dumped by my girlfriend because of fm09 last thing i need is to get the boot from work too.

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    Work is boring, football manager fixes that!!! And i cant believe these guys put me on a warning!!!

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    Default Re: Has anyone lost their job due to FM?

    Any other job threathening stories?

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    my Mate plays Fm at work and never does any work

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    i used to work from home and that was dangerous as theres no boss 2 check up on u. i do sales and am always target based so not the best idea as you cant really call ur boss in the evening and say oh well i havent sold anything today but i got a last minute winner to beat rochdale. i remember once on fm07 i didnt do anythin but play fm all week and the mrs hid the disk as she was scared i'd get the sack!

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    cool .

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    no, but i nearly got sacked because of world of warcrack. Stopped that game now, way too addictive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aodhagan View Post
    has anyone been fired from their job due to FM?
    To Madeira

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    Default Re: Has anyone lost their job due to FM?

    Man, I quit my job after FM09 came out, called in sick 3 times in a row, I was too embarrassed to go anymore...

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    Default Re: Has anyone lost their job due to FM?

    I don't have the opportunity to play FM at work or anything (I work at a supermarket). When I was at school (I graduated high school this year) I used to miss a day here or there and I would play FM, but I wouldn't miss school to play FM.

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    Not directly. But I once worked in a business that was going under, the boss would be out at meetings and stuff a lot (for days at a time) and there was very little actual work to do so I used to play a *lot* of FM at work. The business did end up going bust so I lost that cushy job.

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    I lost a girlfriend to CM. And probably a degree too.

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    Im currently un/self-employed. Maybe if it were not for FM I'd be out busking or something to make a few quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frame View Post
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    Spot on!! [For those in the know ]

    I haven't lost a job but I can definitely say that FM has affected my career. If it wasn't for FM, I'd have been far more ambitious, and would certainly be a few notches further up the greasy pole. As it is, I do the bare minimum and save my mental energies for that which is more important in my life! I have no regrets

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    I'll admit, I've taken a few sicks days due to FM in the past, but lately I've really been making an effort to shut the game off and get into work in time. It's not easy, but so far, I've done alright. *Knock on wood*

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    Has affected my studies before, was half playing half studying the day before the exam.

    Needless, I flunked it

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    I am pretty bad too looking at these forums during worktime

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    I've definitely missed class before because i was up late playing fm. I think that's a little different from work though...

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    everyday at school for the last 3 years its been class in class out fm with my mates all lined up along the back row :P
    great times ! ive finished with school now tho....

    greatest moment in class was when in fm06 my mate had jesus navas and he scored a 95th minute winner in the champions league final and screamed out f#&% YES!!! teacher was like ...ummmmm ok.... ABSOLUTE BEST MOMENT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terror View Post
    I've definitely missed class before because i was up late playing fm. I think that's a little different from work though...
    Not really! Work pays you anyway though, so in a way, its a lot better.

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    I'm usually glad when I have the night shift at work (IT-service desk). No-one calls anyway. Most of my colleagues watch movies during the night shift when all work is done, I play some sweet FM

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    i play before work and trun it off come home and bang it on again works for me thats wen im not wit my new found GF she comes first i get more outta that than fm

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    Only browse the forum during working hours when in the office, when on business trip I play it in plane/hotel etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomis07 View Post
    I just stick to these forums tbh, I don't think I could get away with playing a game at work and i'm not willing to find out. I might play a bit at Christmas because i'm the only one in my section working, but otherwise there's no chance.
    And no chance in bank

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertrrier View Post
    I used to play FM2008 on my laptop at work, worked on my own and the boss didnt mind as long as all the work was done.
    That will be my approach as a manager for my employees - do your work properly, just in time and with sufficient quality and if you are doing something else during that work it is up to you. Just deliver the results that I wanted from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phnompenhandy View Post
    Spot on!! [For those in the know ]

    I haven't lost a job but I can definitely say that FM has affected my career. If it wasn't for FM, I'd have been far more ambitious, and would certainly be a few notches further up the greasy pole. As it is, I do the bare minimum and save my mental energies for that which is more important in my life! I have no regrets
    I have different impact from FM - it restores my mental energy to do my job properly and with ambition also my girlfriend is restoring my mental energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micado View Post
    Only browse the forum during working hours when in the office, when on business trip I play it in plane/hotel etc.
    Same as me

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    wow you people need to sort your lives out

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewMALLETT View Post
    I am currently in the process of installing FM onto my USB stick to play at work, I don't want to leave a trace of it on the computer since its shared with my manager, so a USB stick is the way to go, and I have a feeling it will probably get me sacked.
    Does this work? i.e. you can install the whole game onto the usb stick and it will save data files and all that stuff that it usually puts in the My Documents folder on the local hard drive on there too?

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    I have been getting away with playing at work for years! As our directors haven't got a clue about computers, and my colleague is busy on you tube, I get loads of FM time. Just getting settled into my long term game with Gateshead!

    Its also enabled me to design the first 4 issues of The Bootroom too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Girondins View Post
    And probably a degree too.

    Yup, I was 5 marks of a 2:1. This game as well as Nando's cost me! Lol

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    Default Re: Has anyone lost their job due to FM?

    probably a lot of people involved in fm09 have lost their jobs

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    not yet, but i can dream. does about 12 years playing management games count towards my coaching badges?

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    no. But I definitely got a 2:2, rather than a 2:1 because of CM 01-02

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    i plan on taking it in with me to work today, seeing as we've been uber quiet lately!

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    i play at city reserves we ALL play fm09 dont kill it tho

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    hate work love fm

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    I got sacked from my last job "Mis-use of company property" which translates to I was playing FM on the works pc, had numerous warnings. Now Im self employed so I can play as and when I want too!
    Yippeeeee for me.

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    i wouldn't say i've lost jobs due to FM as if there was no FM i would've taken the day off to play some other game instead...

    but there have been quite a few times where i've had the intention to play a few minutes of FM before going to work/college & just decided to phone in sick.

    *the green arrow directs me to the dole queue*

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    No, but I have been late a few times to my part-time job. I don't think you should be letting this game control your life that much, though.

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    This used to happen to me on earlier editions. I would forget the time and be playign at like 3 or 4 am and then be tired the next day and not really efficient at work. I have to say lately it hasnt been the case but once this game is fixed then I guess the same will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phnompenhandy View Post
    Spot on!! [For those in the know ]

    I haven't lost a job but I can definitely say that FM has affected my career. If it wasn't for FM, I'd have been far more ambitious, and would certainly be a few notches further up the greasy pole. As it is, I do the bare minimum and save my mental energies for that which is more important in my life! I have no regrets
    And they say football is a results business eh...if that were true good old To would have never been given his P45!!

    You don't want to be near any greasy poles anyway mate, you made a good choice!

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    I wish I could play it at work. If I ever get to a management position with my own office and an unlocked PC, I'll be installing it (and setting up my desk so that I face the door and no one coming in can see my monitor!)

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    Lost count of the amount of days I've skipped college in order to stay home and play. Been late for work a couple of times also.

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    im worse, im skipping days at uni trying to get fm2009 to work for me, so i guess i might actually loose the whole degree when i start playing it...

    i lost two jobs on it already, and nearly f*ked up my highschool on that, not to mention a girlfriend that i lost to it...come to think about it, if i put all the fm time together, i probably have about 20% of my life spent on it...well, im 26, divided by 5....SH*T!!!! that's over 5 years of playing time!!!! that can't be right...can it?

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    I've been late a few times because that one last match goes to penalties or im doing jan transfer signings and need to get it done! but never more than 10mins and can blame that on traffic!

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    Definately ruined my degree!Had a weeks holiday when it FM 09 came out but couldnt get it to work so wasted a week!!Never mind - making up for it now.

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    Its ruining my degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.OBENG View Post
    i play at city reserves we ALL play fm09 dont kill it tho
    Oh yes I'm sure. And I bet you're supposed to be Obeng, right? Even though you've spelt the first inital wrong and have a completely wrong D.O.B set.

    Dumb thing to do.

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    i would be more upset at getting the sack as Manager of West Ham than i would getting the real sack

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    £225 a week not exactly pushin the money boundaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aodhagan View Post
    Afterall this game is highly addictive. Most mornings I play for a while before work and when its time to go, its very hard to turn it off and go out the door. You promise yourself you have time for one last game but it leads on and when you look at the clock you're very late for work.

    Also you might decide to phone in sick, and play FM in bed all day and whilst phoning in sick your team gets a last minute goal to beat Man United at Old Trafford and you scream Yesssss!!! And then a second later realise you've just made a big mistake.

    Has anyone been repeatedly late for work due to FM and has anyone been fired from their job due to FM?
    I was told once, (by my wife) that I played CM00/01 too much, then I bought CM01/02 and well you can figure the rest out, LOL

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    ya my wife left me

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    I'm affraid i might lose my FM to job one day.

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    It took unprececented willpower to NOT let it affect my GCSE's this year...it can be done...shouldn't be losing jobs to it really...

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    I read a story on these forums, in which one blooke was so addicted he was playing on the way to work (he was driving) and had an accident that paralysed him.

    And OBENG, he said nothing about money, just that your clearly not Curtis Obeng (See the C? Not K!) and you have a different D.O.B from him, not to mention Obeng's been released from City now

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalumF View Post
    Being a postman i cant play before work but once my last letter is delivered its straight on it till as late as i can. Depends what mood the other half is in.
    And as a postman, you cant play it during work !

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    I never play the game whilst my other half is with me. I even ask her if she minds if i check my emails whilst she is with me.

    I dont mind setting one game off in the morning before i go out tot work. But i get a lift, so i never run the risk of being late.

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    I'd like to think that it hasn't affected my GCSE'S but i did notice myself not playing it as much during the actual period of revision. I suppose it was worth as i got a gleaming report back so now i'm free to play it 24/7 as i get an extra month of before all the lower years are released. But, i'll find out in August.

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    iv never been late ..
    as my 'work' is 10 till 12 ^^
    so i get enough time to play. i have , however , lost alot of sleep because of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisMarina View Post
    I read a story on these forums, in which one blooke was so addicted he was playing on the way to work (he was driving) and had an accident that paralysed him.

    And OBENG, he said nothing about money, just that your clearly not Curtis Obeng (See the C? Not K!) and you have a different D.O.B from him, not to mention Obeng's been released from City now
    I was about to mention that story, although I don't remember anything about him being paralysed. As far as I know, the next thing he remembered was waking up a few days later in hospital with broken bones.

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    ouch but how could u play it goin to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aodhagan View Post
    ouch but how could u play it goin to work?
    Handheld version of the game (PSP)?

    Personally, I have plenty of self control so I have no issue with trying to play it at work or anything like that. These days, because I write to FM games, there is even less playing going on, because the writing takes so long, and I can't progress the game until I finish writing up that section!

    That said, I do spend far too much time on the forums here during work.

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    Few times iv been tired for school the next day because of transfer windows and when i have a big upcoming game... it payed off
    City vs Utd on the last day of the league... same points but man utd had a better goal difference then me ended up beating them 6-1
    wonder what the score would of been if i turned it off

    i ended up winning the league

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    Default Re: Has anyone lost their job due to FM?

    I haven't, but thinking of the 12 years I've been playing FM/CM, its quite scary thinking how long I have been playing it for.

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    Default Re: Has anyone lost their job due to FM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Balthazars View Post
    Handheld version of the game (PSP)?

    Personally, I have plenty of self control so I have no issue with trying to play it at work or anything like that. These days, because I write to FM games, there is even less playing going on, because the writing takes so long, and I can't progress the game until I finish writing up that section!

    That said, I do spend far too much time on the forums here during work.
    I've played the handheld version and tbh i think its rubbish :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aodhagan View Post
    ouch but how could u play it goin to work?
    He had his laptop on the front passenger seat. As far as I can remember, he was driving to work and, because the road seemed clear, he felt that he could afford to look down at his laptop a few times...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzie MUFC View Post
    He had his laptop on the front passenger seat. As far as I can remember, he was driving to work and, because the road seemed clear, he felt that he could afford to look down at his laptop a few times...
    thats scary, i didnt know it could have that affect on someone

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    seriously it isnt that addicting , it depends though when i am really into a game i want to play it 24/7 but its not always that easy.

    but i always tricked my mum into think im sick so i could stay and play fm which gave me a bad attendance record at school .

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    I never play it in the mornings as I leave it as late as possible getting out of bed but I do get a long lunch on a Friday when I come home and try and squeeze a few games in. I've been late back a couple of times but I always make up some crazy excuse to my supervisor that either makes him laugh or just shake his head in disbelief.

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    Default Re: Has anyone lost their job due to FM?

    Quote Originally Posted by golfpunk View Post
    I never play it in the mornings as I leave it as late as possible getting out of bed but I do get a long lunch on a Friday when I come home and try and squeeze a few games in. I've been late back a couple of times but I always make up some crazy excuse to my supervisor that either makes him laugh or just shake his head in disbelief.
    Next time just say to him/her ''football manager'' with a big grin and hopefully he/she will understand
    Last edited by Aodhagan; 14-07-2009 at 12:53. Reason: typo

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    ha..........

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