As you may have heard in the media, one of the latest trends over the past few years has been blogging. Blogging basically consists of self-important people talking about what they ate for breakfast that day. Occasionally though, some people talk about their employer. This can lead to hilarity (not for them, but for people around them) in the event said employer reads the blog and there aren't nice things about the boss or the company in general. Problems can also arise if you talk about company confidential stuff.
Really, you can say anything on your blog, but it's all about how you say it: observe
Cool - "My team is constantly looking for the best
engineers to work on exciting projects"
Uncool - "We're building a robot army at our secret Manitoba office and need more engineers"
Cool - "I had a frank discussion with my supervisor
today about my career."
Uncool - "My boss is such a dumbass that I decided to throw a pencil at him at the staff meeting. He said that if I ever did it again, he'd ensure that I'd never work in this sector again. Plus he'd kill my cat.
Cool - "My company will require a lot of work in order
to stay competitive in the marketplace"
Uncool - "My company is so full of shit we should reorganize ourselves to be a fertiziler distributer."
Cool - "I had to sign an NDA, so I can't talk too much
about my company here"
Uncool - "I really have no idea why I signed an NDA. My employer hasn't done anything of signifigance since Mulroney was Prime Minister"
Cool - "My boss brought his kids into work today, it's
really amazing to see someone balance work and family like that."
Uncool - "Today, I found out why my boss is bat-shit crazy all the time, the little brats he's spawned must have ADD++"
Cool - "Working in the public sector is a very
different experience from my last term in private industry"
Uncool - "If I see one more full-time government employee take a 3 hour lunch I'm going to kill him, hide the body, and see if anyone notices he's gone."
Cool - "My company looks good in the long term."
Uncool - "If you have shares in my company, I strongly suggest dumping them before the next quarter results are posted."
Ian W. MacKinnon