{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Is saying playing video games as a hobby unprofessional?", "post_id": "5fbd96756627060028cb722c", "reply_count": 18, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting", "feed_type": "crowd" }

Is saying playing video games as a hobby unprofessional?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

No?

like

Unfortunately it somewhat is... there’s still such a taboo about playing video games. That said, find a client or co-worker who plays the same games as you and you just found a new best friend

likesmart

No - do what you enjoy / what refreshes you in your own time (7 years experience in consulting)

like

Just needed some validation and reassurance, thanks

likefunny

Just be cognizant of who you are speaking with when you advertise it... that is true of any hobby from wine tasting to fly fishing to collecting pogs

like

Who tf cares about being “professional” during their hobby

like

what if you work or consult in the video game space? then it would be like being a workaholic

likefunny

You could add the word “competitively” to make it sound more serious 😆

funny

let see, gaming industry is a billion dollar industry. gaming influencers makes millions. There are a lot of business going on with various CONventiond. I would say, playing video games as a hobby is very professional :-).

in states that are legal, yes. Federal level it is still illegal.

I would judge

Unfortunately yes, I'd sooner list other hobbies with some of my older peers. It'll definitely be different by the time millennials become the older half of the workforce.

In consulting yes... At tech companies it's a minimum requirement. So is making memes

No. It’s your hobby. What does it have to do with being professional?

Who cares? You need to grow into your skin more and stop caring about what others think about you. You should give zero f*cks what anyone including your SM/PPMD thinks. For example, I’m into building rifles and gun smithing, don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks about it. Makes me happy so I do it.

No

Additional Posts

Still not seeing location in the post window when turning it off.

Hhjjndjjffjjddjdh dndbbdndjjdjdndnnf dndbdhjxjdjd djdjhdjdjdjhdjndndndjdjdjdjjcncndjdjnd dhdjhdjdjdjhddhhd ghhhhhhh ghbbbbb fghhhhhhbh cvhhhhhhbhbb ghhbb. Hjnxnxndbd vsbdbddbbxbdbbd dbdhdhdjjxndnbdhdh

like

Post for likes! 😤

like

What burnt offering should I give the travel gods so they will start smiling on me?

like

Should you elongate a two weeks notice because of the holidays?

like

To the PwC newbie at LAX: don't wear your suit on a redeye. Change when you arrive so you don't look like a hobo. And take the onboarding nametag off your laptop case. Actually just buy a new bag.

like

Earned my AA exec plat only to start flying to Baltimore on Southwest😩

like

Finally the Whitehouse is looking into the election. Happy Monday

like

Living Sunday with no regard for the horrifying Monday morning flight wake up. Worst moment of my week

like

I miss...Planes and my Bretzels

Post Photo
likefunny

Like this post if you'd rather be unemployed than work for KPMG

like

Went on a date with a Goldman banker: she said that we'd not be a good fit because I don't work at McKinsey, so I would be insecure about my company in relation to hers. What????

like

Sunday travel or Monday morning travel? Upvote one or the other.

like

Sad realization that everything I do at work can probably be done by a 4th grader...

likefunny

Hey EY and BCG folks - what do you think about our CEOs being official Trump advisors now? I completely dislike that we are normalizing this racist misogynistic muslim-ban person.

like

3rd time this week that I'm changing colors on the same bar charts...

like

Got home and realized I haven't finish using one roll of toilet paper in four months #travelwaytoomuch #cantwaitforchristmas

like

Okay, how many MQMs this year? Ready... Go! #StatusWhore

like

My roommates got a Christmas tree without me! AND I had to find out on snapchat. #consultingprobs

like

Good luck to all job seekers (those that didn't get the visa and those laid off)! Hope you all kill it/get better jobs!

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal