This is the first UK case of a man being fired because of something that he wrote on a blog. Joe Gordon, was a senior bookseller at Waterstone’s store in Edinburgh, and had been with the company for 11 years. He has a blog called the Woolamaloo Gazette, in which he referred to his employer as Bastardstone’s, called his line manager Evil Boss, and complained about his working hours and that the working conditions were slavery. He was fired for bringing the company into disrepute.
Don’t you love the irony? This has gotten so much press that them firing him has really brought the company some bad PR. I think that they should take him and fire the guy that fired him. Poetic justice I would call it.