Lazy "Union FAQ" Sent To Activision Employees Via Slack...It's Misleading And Can't Be Replied To

VP of QA Christian Arends's post is shared as "good" Activision games news makes the rounds.

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief Posted:


Hot on the heels of World of Warcraft news regarding cross-faction gameplay and the banning of boosting communities, we've got the underside of Activision Blizzard to report on today as's almost like things roll out in a particular way, isn't it? Good news to cover other actions, perhaps?

Coming from the Twitter account of Jessica Gonzalez, the Founder and Organizer of "A Better ABK" and previous Blizzard employee, we find out that Activision's VP of QA Christian Arends posted a message in the company's Slack (in a post that cannot replied to) to "answer" a few common questions that employees may have given the attempt to unionize coming from Raven Software QA.

The post can only be described as typical union-busting bullshit speak (my words) and I find it incredible that so much care and time was taken in crafting these answers that the numbered bullets are all important enough to bear the number "1". I particularly love the sentence "A union doesn't do anything to help us produce world-class games." By that logic, there's a lot of departments in Activision Blizzard (and all gaming companies) that don't help produce those games.

Don't worry though, the company takes the opportunity to remind you that it "respects your rights" to unionize.

You've also go to love the union card emoji that is leading the way in terms of reactions.

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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief

Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous gaming websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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