WG Employees Fired

…for publishing selfies with „Hide the Pain Harold”. Link to article with the pictures

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According to dev.by, two employees of the company who were the authors of the photographs lost their jobs. The photos uploaded to Instagram were deleted extremely quickly. On Monday, March 20 (4 days after the photos were published), the photographers were informed that they were fired.

The source contacted one of them – Alexander Khvashchevsky, which used to work at Wargaming.net as a fitness trainer.

According to him, not all employees knew that publishing photos with the model was forbidden. Quoting him:

„Of course, I can understand why the company did so, but for me it is still an unpleasant thing. […] For my part, it was a stupid thing to publish this photograph, but being fired due to uploading the picture on Instagram, I think it is not right.”

Alexander also stated that there was no record in his contract saying that he could not provide certain information about the things that are happening in the company. The other employee who worked as “Interactive Media Designer” might have difficulties in finding a new job.

“The dismissal situation is unpleasant for the company because it is not related either to the skills or the results of the employees, and is in violation of the company’s internal rules.” – explains Ivan Kuznetsov, director of PR at Wargaming.net. – As with any large company, Wargaming has policies that limit employee disclosure, including in social media. These are necessary measures to protect the interests of the entire team working on the project.


30 thoughts on “WG Employees Fired

  1. Everytime I read one of these articles, it reminds me of just how stuck up the corporate twats at wg are. Fired over a picture posted due to a lack of communication on management’s side !??!?! Is there even any harm to posting the damn photos?

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      1. No, here please refer the coloured people as African-American. Those who are still in Africa please call Soon-to-be African-American. Or maybe Soon-to-be German, depending how much skilled swimmers they are.

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    1. “In 1905, the Slade Gorton Company adopted the fisherman at the helm of a schooner (the “Man at the Wheel”) as the company trademark.”

      Since Harold was born in 1945 I highly doubt it.


  2. This is the problem with modern society. Why the hell software company employs fitnes trainers? Do they have pedicure and manicure services as well? How about a colonoscopist for the morning enema…


    1. Most retarded comment you’ve ever posted, ‘The problems of modern society are all because large companies supply extra bonuses and perks to thier employees’..yeah people when working shouldn’t be allowed to do anything from 9-5 except work thier hearts out….god forbid a company supplies fitness professionals to help you work out on breaks or any kind of leisure facilities.. it’s destroying the whole modern world. /sarcasm off.

      You are in for a real shock once you leave school and get into teh real world and people see how fucking retarded you are…you’ll be in hospital or jail most of your adult life.

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    2. Cause software developers / digital artist tend work very long shifts mainly in a sitting position.

      So it is cheaper to employ a fitness trainer and give said employees opportunities work out / stretch with a super vision of a professional.

      Especially compared to loosing workforce due to bad posture and declining health due to the type of work they are doing.

      Hiring new talent to fill in the shoes of the older employees costs way, if you are counting all the HR time and the all the time the new guy is learning his way around how his new workplace flows.

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    1. I agree. Give them shit for breaking the company regulations, sure; hand them an official warning – fine. But fire them? For this? Seriously?
      Either there is something to this story we don’t know or somebody at Wargaming has seriously lost it.


  3. “These are necessary measures to protect the interests of the entire team working on the project.”

    He misspoke there a bit, he meant to say these measures are there to protect rampant greed and profit.
    The team doesn’t give a rats ass if someone posts a picture with Arnold on Instagram.

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  4. So much failure at Wargaming, tisk, tisk, tisk,, Maybe if they would get out of the money laundering business at Hellenic Bank in Cyprus, they could finally get serious about gaming again? And stop screwing up, and doing stupid things?

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