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By  PrimeEvilTahir  |  23

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  TheZee  |  12

Usually I would say "no sh*t, that's why it's on FML.com", or something along these lines. However, it seems that no matter how many times the first comment gets buried due to lack of creativity, the same thing happens over and over again. I give up. You suck.

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  DoubleCross  |  9

Too much dedication. I he's not smart enough to be a professor.

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  lilhellian  |  26

Thats not dedication, That's obsession!

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  lilhellian  |  26

No, I got talking to some friends about this one and some how what they said got wrote instead of what I wanted to say. I need to quit soon I'm just failing.

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20- you're not too bright either, with that grammar.

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  MoneyStacks  |  4

30- you're and idiot

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WOW...that is more than dedication right there. It is an outright example of poor judgement, probably fueled by an internal addiction. He should focus more on his reality instead of some fake world.

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  Pleonasm  |  31

That seems odd, because in my college all the lecturers double as researchers, usually in a similar field (but not always.) I always find them pretty good: they're good at teaching, they give a lot of additional information so you have context, and they aren't devoid of common sense. Their approach to life in general seems rational. At least, so far, that is.

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  kyleekay  |  24

111- Arizona is lacking in the education department, unfortunately. I work in the field of online education, and while many of the teachers are well rounded, some leave something to be desired. I've also had a few college professors who are great with their course material, but not so great when it comes to common sense. I guess it just depends on the person.

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  mintfresh7  |  9

If I did not agree, the ~ marks would not make that a sarcastic comment but that would mean I agree in which case the ~ marks make it sarcastic, so I leave it as an exercise to the reader.

By  PrimeEvilTahir  |  23

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  alycion  |  26

I don't know of it is always a maturity issue. Sometimes it's an addiction issue. I've watched people who had their lives together turn into an addict and lose everything over these types of games. They were like junkies looking for their next fix. It is sad really.

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  Zestus  |  19

I agree with 9, it's probably an addiction issue. It took me four years to kick my WoW habit and I have something like a year's worth of real game time under my belt - it's hard to quit.

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  TurquoiseJesus  |  15

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  feldco1  |  17

32- but he quit an already good paying job to play a game. I see it as he wanted to play his game more and found a job that fit his schedule. While it's good that at he at least got a job, he's not really thinking of his family in this case.

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  alycion  |  26

27 I have an addictive personality. It comes from chasing manic highs of my bipolar. Before I knew I was bp, I became addicted to one of these games. After addressing the bp, I was able to see that I had an issue. I changed my work schedule and barely slept. I also made good friends so I did change to wow with them. Fortunately wow wasn't really my thing so I was able to play and enjoy my friends without the addiction coming back. I've been able to pick up and leave many mmos since. I still enjoy the social aspect. Being sick, I'm not always able to get out and socialize the way I would like so at least with online gaming in any form I can still spend time with friends. I am grateful I realized that I had an addiction before I destroyed my life. Skipping lunch and leaving an hour early was my schedule change and I kept that after I quit playing. I just hate watching how some people change when addicted. They go from doting parents to absent. They break off real life friendships. They harm their spouses emotionally. Just like with other addictions. Maybe it's time for op's husband to seek help.

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  TwiztedYuri  |  9

38. a professors job doesn't go away when he gets home. he has to plan the following days work. grade the homework, figure out the next nights homework for the students. its an around the clock job. at the rat farm when he gets home his work is done. and he can sit back and do what he pleases. he's putting his family second after game time.

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  ocramavaf  |  15

provided the money is the same, which it probably is not, I see the job issue in the fml as more of a prestige thing for the wife, I mean on no plane of oblivion rat farmers sounds better than university professor, however then there is the reason behind the job change and I think regardless of the job that is the issue that needs to be addressed first.

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  TurquoiseJesus  |  15

57- reconsidering what I said before, based off of what you and others have said, I don't think his family is even that big of a factor. If he manages to make the same amount of money (which is entirely possible), then the condition of their well-being doesn't change any, so I would go so far as to say that this decision mostly affects the husband by increasing his quality of life/mental happiness. I think the only reasonable issue here is he didn't discuss it with the wife (which he very well may have, we'll never know).

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  Nordah  |  14

I'm going to agree entirely with you. Having lost very close friends to this game, you know when the game is the thing changing them. I've heard things like, "How long is your birthday party going to be, I have a raid that night," and, "Yeah, you can come over and hang out, but I have a raid so I won't really be able to entertain you." I used to play a lot, and I did enjoy the game, but when you start moving your work and school schedules around, and blowing off your friends and family, it becomes insane.

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  ohSNAPyall  |  26

When I was an undergrad, they had an intervention for an upperclassman who was failing out and losing his girlfriend over his WoW addiction. Don't let your hobby get out of hand.

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  Grmpman  |  7

He wants to play the game let him it could not be the game bit the stress of it he didn't want that stress so he quit and used wow as a shield if I was stressed I'd quit to and spend time with my family and myself yet still provide for my family

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Depending on what he is teaching, it might be a POORLY paid job. An English professor or a History professor makes less than a Computer Science major straight out of college.

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  TcheQ  |  12

Nothing to do with maturity. Go learn WoW, then come back. Ps i don't play wow, but ignorant statments like yours piss me off. I am a gamer who has a team who makes $20k in December of every year for the last 3 years, a weeks commitment at most. kthxbai, your life sucks

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  Bpwoods  |  6

How does this make him immature? If he quit one job for another, but still makes enough money to support his family and have time to do things he likes, what's the problem with that? I personally play WoW and I love the game. Op's husband must really live it too.

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  MichellinMan  |  20

^ Honestly I feel like that's very immature. If my husband left a great job, only to go to a crap job that pays crap money, I'd be fucking pissed. Especially if he did that to play fucking World of Warcraft.

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  perdix  |  29

#5, I totally agree with you! The wife needs to grow up and let her husband pursue his muse and realize his full potential as a rat farmer and WoW player. It's a gift to have one true passion in life, so the wife should be grateful that she married a man with two!

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  Bpwoods  |  6

While I do agree that he left a job for a worse job ( although from what I've read university professors make about as much as a normal high school teacher) was a bad idea, if he still can pay the bills and live comfortably, I think that it's fine

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  alycion  |  26

In a marriage, career changes are usually discussed first. Even when I changed careers to a better paying one, my husband and I discussed it. We wanted to make sure that I'd be happy with my choice and wanted to explore any ways it may effect the marriage. Call me crazy, but that seems like a more rationale way of handling things in a committed relationship.

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  zombiekitten87  |  12

31 - I think the immaturity factor is that he quit a job to play a game. Even if as a rat farmer he makes 100k a year, it's still a decision based on the fact that he wants to play games more than work.

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  spud11763  |  14

42 - Highschool teachers make on average USD$55,000 a year, while college professors make USD$80,000 to USD$120,000 depending on what they teach. Rat farmers I the other hand average USD$40,000. So he's taking a half or a third of what he made before to play video games

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  alycion  |  26

Not to mention a nice thing to explain in future interviews when if he kicks the addiction and decides he wants his career back. A lapse due to the economy can be hard enough to overcome on the résumé. One due to a bad decision can be near impossible.

By  MDM15  |  5

"I could have become anything...so I became a shit husband"

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  TheDrifter  |  23

Depends what he was teaching. If his degree made him night shift vet or animal welfare supervisor the money might be fine and OP it's just embarrassed by the reason.

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