Do you really want to badmouth your boss on an anonymous blog?
Here in Seattle, a barista badmouthed his boss and bragged about giving lousy customer service, all on an anonymous blog. Until he got caught. He revealed a personal detail about himself, and now he’s fired. Read about it here.
photo by Kuba Bozanowski
Frankly, that kind of irate rant is “miching mallecho”—to quote Hamlet—even if you think your blog (or Facebook account, or Twitter, etc.) will never get traced back to you. And for those of you who use Google+, I know you can keep your circles private from the rest of us—until someone finds a way to hack the system. If you’re an aspiring writer, artist, or musician, or just want to keep your job, that kind of stuff should be yelled at the walls and never be put on the internet.
Oh, and the barista who got fired? Don’t worry about him. He’s a philosophy major, and he wants to become a hip hop artist. I’m sure that combination just guarantees a solid income.