Monday, January 17, 2005

Be Careful Out There

Well here's a scary little story about a man who lost his job because of his blog. I've seen references to it a number of places now, so it's either true or a really good urban legend. The link takes you to the blog of s/f writer Charlie Stross, which is worth looking at from time to time anyway.



LadyLitBlitzin said...

Scary. Very scary. I guess it's part of the reason why I like keeping my own blog anonymous and talking about work as little as possible (and in little detail). I don't know, my company is pretty damn cool and I don't think they would have a problem unless it was a true conflict of interest, which it isn't. My blog has nothing to do with what I write for work, so I figure there's some degree of protection in that as well.

I foresee an increase in ugly legal battles over this stuff.

Hebdomeros said...

I actually could see myself getting fired if I put up some of my real thoughts about my job. That's the kind of place I work for, and why I keep it pretty vague. Part of the fun for me is keeping myself unknown so I can review things a little more harshly and speak my mind a little more. Not that I get that harsh, at least I don't think.

It's likely to happen again and again, and legal action probably could occur down the line for someone with enough clout to fight back.