Two interesting articles in today's St Louis Post Dispatch. I
The first is an article about blogging about work>. It's old.
Old,old,old,old. But it's better than nothing.
It's the story of the Delta attendant who got fired for blogging by posting provocative pictures of herself on her site.
There were some comments about local blogs - but it was relegated to comments from a local staffing firm who says they don't have policies about blogging and a reference to Ronnocco coffee.
It's a sad state of affairs, but there are blogs in St Louis about specific companies. They're just masked, because most people recognize that their companies would first force them to quit or fire them, as occurred to A ST LOUIS POST DISPATCH BLOGGER.
But I digress.
The article is a good start - and I'll share this about my situation. My company currently does not know that I blog. It would be a boon and a blessing if they did - but what's the point of telling them? I don't share confidential information about them specifically. I don't share client information or talk abot financial situations.
They don't understand it. And so the upside of telling them is what? I'm here to share knowledge about recruiting in general and talk about possibilities and share best practices for anyone who is curious about doing so. There's no money in it for the company, and there's always the possibility that a manager or division president or lawyer in the company will find a reason to not allow the blog without strict corporate oversight. We've seen those.
The Post-Dispatch article is bland and safe because it is supposed to be. I'll be the cutting edge in St Louis. in the meantime, check out George's Employment Blawg. He's local - and a quick search will give you a whole list of St Louisans blogging about their workplace.
The second article is in the employment issue - and it's a site new to me. Dearheadhunter.com