A worrying trend

Yet another blogger has been fired because of their online activites. Joe worked for Waterstones, a bookseller, in Edinburgh. On his weblog he mentioned work a few times (who of us hasn't) and apparently this was enough to get him fired for gross misconduct. Several worrying aspects to this case which are well worth reading about. I think this is the first UK based blogger I have heard about who has been fired and hopefully the last. Unless you are revealing confidential information I can't see any reason for such an extreme reaction. As Joe himself said, a quiet word would have been sufficient to stop his mentioning work in public.