Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oh No! What If They See This?

I received several comments about my last blog to the effect of, "If I can see this, so can your boss."

To that I say, "So?"

I haven't divulged where I work, even though some people know. It doesn't say on my Facebook where I'm an employee. I didn't give names. I didn't even list branch locations.

Besides, what's the difference between posting on my blog and having a conversation with a co-worker within earshot of the manager about how pissed off all of this makes me? I wouldn't hesitate to do that--and maybe that's brash. I don't care. I just don't. I don't ever want to work someplace where I can't speak my mind about what is going on around me.

Between my boyfriend reading my journal and my friends and coworkers worrying about what I post on my blog, it's like I have no where to vent anymore. And, you know what? Fuck it. I'm saying what needs to be said, and I'm doing it in a way that isn't going to put anyone in the spotlight directly.

If Facebook or my blog is going to get me fired or keep me from getting a job, then apparently I wasn't the right fit for that job anyway. I wouldn't want a job like that.

So, here I am. Speaking my mind. And if you don't like it, don't read it.

I feel like this post needs to end with this awful and cliche line: I'm not here to make friends!

Ha! Now I feel like reality TV.



Emily said...

You have a point - you are not naming names or institutions and the situation is completely crappy. I would vent, too. You have to pretend like you don't know most of your readers or you'll never write anything real.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

And for the most part, I don't know any of my readers personally enough for anything I say to have any impact on their real lives...

Adorably Dead said...

You're better than me at least. I complain about work sometimes on facebook with half of my co workers and my supervisor befriended....they don't really care though, lol, so I'm always in the clear unless I go against Hippa laws.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Well, some people I work with have nothing better to do than troll across the Internet trying to find something to be offended about.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Huh. I thought I commented on this one. Maybe I *meant* to comment and then forgot? Anyway, I'm with you -- you wouldn't want to work for a company that would fire you over such things. Blech.

Anyway, best of luck RE: the new co-worker...