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Forum posts for Fired for having a blog?

Posted by phduffy on Feb 15, 2008
I was considering a blog on Canadian science fiction. I think I'll be okay.

The stuff we post here is mostly pretty tame, but it's always a good idea to think about what you're posting. The good thing about my name is that it's hard to google and actually find me.

Posted by Katie on Feb 15, 2008
In the ROB letter they mentioned that it doesn't really matter if the subject is controversial or not. You're probably right, but it seems that this is a nebulous area of legalities.

Posted by Nerhael on Feb 15, 2008
On what grounds can you get fired for having a personal blog? Short of the post timestamps showing up as during work hours?

Posted by Katie on Feb 15, 2008
honestly it's not at all clear to me. I was hoping the deus ex guy would post an explanation of his situation but it hasn't happened yet. And the ROB letter didn't explain why, just that it could easily happen.

Posted by c.smallz on Feb 15, 2008
Wait til the OPS reads Duffy's latest movie reviews and that he didn't give JUNO a rave review. He is so going down.



It's-a Me!
Posted by alltogethernow on Feb 15, 2008
Well... here is an older story.
This person worked at Nintendo... and wrote a blog complaining about working at Nintendo.... She was given the boot..

Relevant article is here: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=322407
Relevant Penny-Arcade Comic is here: "
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It's-a Me!
Posted by alltogethernow on Feb 15, 2008
Well... here is an older story.
This person worked at Nintendo... and wrote a blog complaining about working at Nintendo.... She was given the boot..

Relevant article is here: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=322407
Relevant Penny-Arcade Comic is here: "
>



Posted by alltogethernow on Feb 15, 2008
FACK.. oh well

Comic is here - http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/10/05

Posted by phduffy on Feb 15, 2008

Right, I don't comment on provincial politics anymore, since I now work for the provincial government. I am 99% sure that someone in Ontario is not going to get fired for a blog that they:

a) update only in their free time (ie, not at work)
b) has no relevance to their work
c) does not promote illegal activity, or suggest that the author participated in illegal activity
d) does not make the person look like a complete idiot - ie, calling for the death of a public figure they don't like, agreeing with the Holocaust, something like that

Posted by phduffy on Feb 15, 2008
I mean to add, alltogethernow's post is clearly different, as it's a post about the company you work for.