Bulgarian City Councilor Fired Over FarmVille

Andy Chalk

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Bulgarian City Councilor Fired Over FarmVille


A councilor from the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv has been fired from his municipal committee because he refused to stop playing FarmVille [http://www.farmville.com/] during city council meetings.

The trouble first came to light a few weeks ago when several Plovdiv [http://www.plovdiv.org/] city councilors were caught playing FarmVille during debates over the city's 2010 budget. Council Chair Ilko Iliev "strongly scolded the eager internet farmers," who nonetheless continued to spend time on their farms while attending council meetings.

Finally, during a meeting last Thursday, councilor Dimitar Kerin, described as "the most persistent FarmVille enthusiast," was voted off his municipal committee because, said fellow councilor Todor Hristov, he "needs more time for his virtual farm." While Kerin will remain on council, he will lose the additional pay he was earning as a member of the committee.

But he's not leaving without a fight. "The troubled councilor has defended himself by saying he was not the only one in the City Hall watering virtual egg plants," according to a report by Novinte.com [http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=114390]. "He said he had reached only Level 40, whereas Daniela Zhelyazkova, a councilor from the rightist Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party, was already at Level 46."

So maybe the problem here isn't that Kerin is playing too much FarmVille. Maybe he got fired because he sucks.

via: Kotaku [http://kotaku.com/5502586/bulgarian-sacked-for-milking-virtual-cow]


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RikSharp

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another reason to dislike farmville...
addictive like crack.
well, my wife and daughter like it but they can keep it.
not for me thanks.
 

Onyx Oblivion

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It's not even that addictive...Shit. Give them Harvest Moon.

It's better by miles. And has depth.

Harvest Moon would DESTROY the government!
 

Sixties Spidey

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Eh, serves him right.

Anyone on this site who knows me in the slightest knows I hate Farmville with the burning passion of a thousand suns.
 

dududf

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Onyx Oblivion said:
It's not even that addictive...Shit. Give them Harvest Moon.

It's better by miles. And has depth.

Harvest Moon would DESTROY the government!
Viva le Revolucion?
 

MrPop

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Hilarious.

I love the school-child excuse he gave. "But miss. Daniela was doing it worse!"

That doesn't justify his wrong actions.
 

AvsJoe

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Onyx Oblivion said:
It's not even that addictive...Shit. Give them Harvest Moon.

It's better by miles. And has depth.

Harvest Moon would DESTROY the government!
Agreed. But which Harvest Moon? The N64 version was the one that stole my life more than the rest combined.
 

Darth Caelum

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Damn......playing in the middle of a session (from how i understand it)! Damn it must be boring in there.
 

Onyx Oblivion

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AvsJoe said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
It's not even that addictive...Shit. Give them Harvest Moon.

It's better by miles. And has depth.

Harvest Moon would DESTROY the government!
Agreed. But which Harvest Moon? The N64 version was the one that stole my life more than the rest combined.
I was thinking of something portable. For the boardroom, you see.
 

Vitor Goncalves

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Simfarm, ages ago was my favourite. As for these news, I guess politics are boring and farmville is still far more interesting them discussing a budget. Not more important tho. :p
 

addeB

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Good for Bulgaria, I wouldn't want any one who has influence on how my country works playing farm ville during council meetings...
 

Lullabye

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Makes me wonder what my own governments up to.*goes off to check*...........huh, still not doing much in the way of anything. Well, that's that's Canada for you.
I wonder what would happen if we gave them Spore or even The Sims? Heh, ironic, shirking municipal responsibility to play Sim City.
 

Eri

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I'd say firing anyone for playing farmville is a perfectly justifiable reason.
 

dududf

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Onyx Oblivion said:
dududf said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
It's not even that addictive...Shit. Give them Harvest Moon.

It's better by miles. And has depth.

Harvest Moon would DESTROY the government!
Viva le Revolucion?
OMELET DU FROMAGE!

Quick! You get the the Game boy colours, and I'll get the Harvest moon!
 

Onyx Oblivion

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dududf said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
dududf said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
It's not even that addictive...Shit. Give them Harvest Moon.

It's better by miles. And has depth.

Harvest Moon would DESTROY the government!
Viva le Revolucion?
OMELET DU FROMAGE!

Quick! You get the the Game boy colours, and I'll get the Harvest moon!
all I got is these backward compatible GBA SPs!
 

dududf

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Onyx Oblivion said:
dududf said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
dududf said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
It's not even that addictive...Shit. Give them Harvest Moon.

It's better by miles. And has depth.

Harvest Moon would DESTROY the government!
Viva le Revolucion?
OMELET DU FROMAGE!

Quick! You get the the Game boy colours, and I'll get the Harvest moon!
all I got is these backward compatible GBA SPs!
It'll have to do!
 

The Rockerfly

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Ugh, Bulgaria is so corrupt and useless. This story just encourages my lack of faith in their government, plus Farmville isn't even that good.
 

Joe Deadman

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addeB said:
Good for Bulgaria, I wouldn't want any one who has influence on how my country works playing farm ville during council meetings...
But how do you know their not?? Do you know what your government is up to??? Right now?!?!?!

To be fair all of them who were playing it probably should have been fired instead of just picking on one guy.