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Dumbass Fired for Online Dumbassery
2005-02-15 07:38:58


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"Let's roll" was the last thing heard over a air-to-ground phone connection, said by one passenger to another, before the passengers attempted to retake the fourth hijacked aircraft on 9-11. Instead of gaining control of the aircraft and thwarting the hijackers, they succeeded in crashing the plane into the ground and killing everyone aboard, including themselves. A fitting motto if there ever was one.
-- Baron Earl (referring to George W. Bush's new national motto)

 

Turns out, posting insider information about your employer lead to your termination. Especially if you've only worked there for less than a month. Duh.

On Valentine's Day, CNN/Money ran the provocatively titled, Have a blog, lose your job?, opening with the sad story of blogger/martyr Mark Jen. The jist is, evil companies are firing all the poor little blogging worker bees for mouthing off on the Intarweb, and that's just plain un-American. Fine, I can get behind that. Fuck the Man.

Turns out, Jen was fired for a little more than just speaking his mind. Although the explanatory post is entitled, The Official Story, Straight from the Source, he really doesn't report exactly why he was fired.

However, there's a hint: "Two days ago we had looked at my blog and removed all inappropriate content - the comments on financial performance and future products."

So, yeah, pretty shocking. Here's my suggested headline for this and all other Mark Jen stories: "Financially Responsible Company Fires New Hire for NDA Violations."

What a dumbass.

Over.  End of Story.  Go home now.

iambic@pigdog.org


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