Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Click the following to open the link in a new page:Microsoft fires worker over weblog:
"Thursday, October 30, 2003
Michael Hanscom began keeping an online journal, commonly known as a weblog, several years ago. He started his job as a contract worker in Microsoft's print shop last year. Last week, he mixed the two.
This week, he's looking for a new job, after becoming an unwilling case study in the fine line walked by corporate employees who write about work in their personal weblogs."
"According to Hanscom, he offered to take the post down, but he was told that wouldn't prevent the company from letting him go. 'I would have much rather have done that than have lost my paycheck,' he said yesterday."