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Firms Taking Action Against Worker Blogs

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 7 Mar 2005 02:03:40 -0500

By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Flight attendant Ellen Simonetti and former Google
employee Mark Jen have more in common than their love of blogging:
They both got fired over it. Though many companies have Internet
guidelines that prohibit visiting porn sites or forwarding racist
jokes, few of the policies directly cover blogs, or Web journals,
particularly those written outside of work hours.

Simonetti had posted suggestive photographs of herself in uniform,
while Jen speculated online about his employer's finances. In neither
case were their bosses happy when they found out.


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