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Has anyone lost their job due to FM?

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

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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 :D

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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?:D

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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!!!:D And i cant believe these guys put me on a warning!!!:(

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

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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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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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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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To Madeira

:D 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 :cool:

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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* :D

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

Needless, I flunked it :D

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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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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 :p thats wen im not wit my new found GF she comes first i get more outta that than fm :p

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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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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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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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:D 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 :cool:

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

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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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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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