After a relative lapse from blog related sackings, a new blogger has lost her job with 2 NY magazines over keeping a blog that included gossip from her workplace.
Nadine Haobsh, who writes as “Jolie in NYC” on the Beauty Insider blog, was apparently fired from Ladies Home Journal after her identity was exposed, although she had already given 2 weeks notice, and then had a job offer with Seventeen Magazine rescinded due to the attention her blog was getting.
Asked by MSNBC if she thinks what she did was wrong:
“The thing that I think was wrong was that I didn’t come clean with my bosses from the beginning. I think that if I had told them I was writing the blog, I could have prevented all of this. But, unfortunately, I think it’s really dangerous. There aren’t really defined rules for blogs and so the course of action is to not write about the industry you work in because it probably will get back to your bosses and things can be misinterpreted or taken out of context, which is what happened to me.”