There’s an active discussion over Istorya.net on the advertisement by a Cebu company seeking players of World of Warcraft. Here’s a link to my earlier post containing a copy of the ad. Migs Paraz earlier asked in PinoyTechBlog: “Is it all that good, or is it a “Third world MMOG sweatshop?” Read for yourself but I’m really interested in pursuing this story. I hope to do legwork for the story after I finish my final paper for an online course I’m taking.
Early in the discussion (which is conducted in Cebuano so I’m providing translations), a poster asked how much the players would be earning.
One poster then said that the rate was P50 for eight hours of playing the game. Various other posters then criticized the rate with many saying it’s not even enough for fare to and from the office as well as meals. The rate, though, is higher than what a poster described as ‘pakan-on ug pan init unya paimnon ug Sparkle‘ (served hot bread and Sparkle.)