posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 03:46 PM
I'm against employer power over a person's after hours life, which I believe would have to be an integral part of any attempt to bring tyranny to
America if such an attempt were made. It's too risky to allow.
That being said, there are obvious limits. If you comit a crime related to your job (revealing information, comitting libel against your company (I
think they should have to prove libel in civil court before firing you though) etc then you're gone for sure.
If you break reasonable rules at work (blog at work, read blogs at work) oh well. I'm not going to pay somebody to blog instead of doing their
Last but not least, if you badmouth your employer on a blog you're walking a fine line. You have your freedom of speech but you have to balance that
with common sense. Would you go up to your boss and start slagging him right in his face? No, you'd get fired and nobody in the world would be
sympathetic to you. Karl Marx himself would fire a man for getting out of line with the boss.
There's a fine line called common sense. Unfortunately that's legally obscure, but that's the best way to describe it. You shouldn't be fired for
what you say relating to politics, but you can certainly be fired for slandering your boss.