New York Post - A banker by day and blogger by night claims she was fired by JPMorgan Chase for her online activities. Business analyst Marilyn Tagocon, 50, of Piscataway, NJ, was canned after telling her bosses about her spare-time blogging and self-publishing of historical fiction, a lawsuit alleges. When a coworker told her the company's code of conduct restricted employees from posting personal political speech, Tagocon went to the Human Resources Department to make sure she wasn't doing anything wrong. The department gave her a choice: her job or her writing. When Tagocon refused to take down her blog and stop marketing her novel, both of which she writes under a pen name, she was fired, she claims in a Manhattan Supreme Court suit.
Well, now you'll know what happened if this blog ever goes dark. Just assume that if my company ever told me I could work for them and get paid a salary, or work for my own blog and have 0 income I'd choose being able to eat and drink and have a place to sleep, just seems like common sense.
This isn't normal right? Like what kind of historical fiction could this woman possibly have been spouting off on that the company was legit worried about their reputation? Had to be some seriously slanderous stuff right? I'm guessing "Historical Fiction" is code for "Smut/Erotic History." Probably blogging on and on about lewd and salacious revisions of hedonistic Democratic National Conventions, and 3 ways involving the Bush Boys and Palin.
PS: I hope Marilyn wins big. If that's the case I'll march write down to my HR and dare them to give me an ultimatum.