Regional FlagWhat do community managers do all day?Source
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Lithya
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#1 - 2018/10/18 03:30:00 PM
Just curious.

9 to 5.

What does their day look like?

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#32 - 2018/10/18 05:36:00 PM
I would encourage everyone here to read Bashiok's original "A Day In The Life" as its still very relevant to some of the things I do. The Office Spade reference he makes to describe CMing is too real that its painful.

My day to day differs a little bit since this was a few years back so it might be a refreshing thing to do a new one of these.

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#34 - 2018/10/18 05:42:00 PM
10/18/2018 10:22 AMPosted by Derpaartos
But it turns out Blizzard literally has a dedicated timeslot for people to play video games.

This differs from team to team, so some do it and some don't. It's mainly done as team building exercises. Wouldn't you rather play games with your coworkers and bond that way? It's also only when we have the time to play, my team for example has ours scheduled on Fridays after our last team meeting for the week for the last 2 hours of our typical "workday". This often gets cancelled though as we might have projects that we're working on. We haven't had ours for a few weeks so we've been playing on the weekends or after work.

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#41 - 2018/10/18 06:31:00 PM
10/18/2018 11:23 AMPosted by Solarwynds
Anyway, I am fascinated by some of the responses here. You have a job description, an anecdotal account by Bashiok, and further clarification from Ythisens and many of you persist in acting like they get paid to do nothing. Unbelievable.

In their defense its understandable since most of what we do is behind the scenes. When you see a drop off in blue posts and all you know us from is that then you can be left wondering "Wait I thought you do this? Why are you not doing this?". I think that's fair but I'd rather establish why that might be the case for that moment as the activity of blue posts comes in waves based on what we have to communicate as well as our extra time to do it.

Right now for example a lot of my week has been taken up by BlizzCon tasks and projects versus not anything I have at the moment to communicate, so I delay the posting to take care of those things. That also means that by writing this post now I'm procrastinating that a little >.>

We obviously have things in the pipe communication wise to get to you but just not ready to be fired out to you guys yet.

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#86 - 2018/10/18 11:36:00 PM
10/18/2018 02:38 PMPosted by Crushtia
This was both an interesting and helpful MVP post. Cheers.

Agreed! It was pretty spot on actually.