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April 11th, 2008 | 3 Comments | Posted in work is good

Well, good fortune has finally smiled on the Instinct household.  There is a new bookstore opening here and my wife and I both got hired on.  The great part is that it’s only about a mile away from home so I’ll be hoofing it to work (unless it’s raining pretty hard, then I’ll think about it first).

They are going to have me in the section for computers and software and the wife is going to be doing inventory work. It’s perfect for her since she is very OCD when it comes to work.  She used to color code everything on her desk at the last place we worked at.

I started on Tuesday and we did all the orientation paperwork.  Doesn’t matter where you work, what you do, or how much you earn the new hire paperwork is always the same.  There is the employee handbooks that says if you sexually harass anyone you will be fired, sued and tossed out on your ear.  There is the workers comp information that they have to give out, the W-2 forms, the direct deposit forms, the form you sign to say that you got the forms, and finally, the form you sign to say that you read, understand, and will follow the company rules.

But, there was a new form that I had not seen before and it had words on it that I had never encountered in a new hire packet.  The word was ‘blog’.  This made me stop and actually READ the dang thing.  I backed up to the beginning and read it all the way through and once I converted HR speak into English I learned the company policy on personal blogs.

1) Don’t blog at work.  Well, DUH!  maybe if I was getting paid to blog at work I would, but I’m not so I won’t.

2) Don’t slander co-workers on your blog. We have to be told this? 

3) You are responsible for everything you write on your blog.  Again, we have to be told this?

I guess there are probably people out there who would use their blog to name people that they hate, talk bad about them and then wonder why the got fired and try to say how unfair it is and then get a lawyer or something.

Those people should also be taken out and sterilized.