|Employees fired over blog posts
|Posted by: AceBHound on Dec 6th, 2004 8:33 AM
|There's an interesting article at Wired.com about some employees that were recently terminated at Microsoft and Delta Air Lines for their blog posts that were against company policy. You might want to think twice before posting certain content on your blogs, you never know who might be watching. I agree with the author's view that companies need to explain to their employees what is and isn't acceptable to post on their blogs, but I also think that most people would recognize that posting rants about their workplace or sensitive material would be a bad idea.
Ellen Simonetti, the flight attendant in Texas, said she was suspended without pay, then benefits, and subsequently fired, by Delta Airlines this fall. Allegedly, her release was for posting photos of herself in uniform on her blog, which contained a mix of fact and fiction, she said. She'd never mentioned Delta by name as her employer, Simonetti said, and once Delta contacted her about the photos, she removed them from her site.
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