Friday, June 17, 2005

USAToday had an interesting article the other day about how blogging can get you fired. They even listed some specific cases, though they did neglect to mention yours truly.

One of my favorite examples was that of a (now former) flight attendant for Delta Airlines. She posted some pictures of herself posing across the seats inside the cabin of an airliner. Unfortunately she's fully clothed, but you can still tell she has a great ass.

The bottom line is that employess have to be careful what they write in their blogs. If you start talking about your co-workers, or take a picture of yourself peeing in the boss's coffee cup because he gave you a bad review, you're putting your job in jeopardy. Likewise, smart companies need to set guidlines so their employees know what the limits are.

This is no laughing matter, folks, and I speak from personal experience. I started writing Saddam's Cyber Palace in February of 2003. It seemed like a good idea at the time. After all, how many other despots do you know who are also bloggers?

Less than two months later, I was out of a job.