Blog gets Kitsap deputy chief in trouble
The deputy chief of Kitsap County Central Communications in Washington State has been suspended from his job following posts on his Live Journal blog that included the following comments:
“[I am] disappointed in my co-workers, some of whom appear to be nothing more than self-indulgent, greedy bastards willing to lie cheat and steal to get ahead. People with no sense of personal responsibility, unwilling to accept the consequences of their actions and decisions. How else to explain this act of extortion they’re perpetrating?
‘€œToday I learned that people I’ve trusted, people I’ve admired as good, honest people, are in fact as greedy and base as the next bastard. Today I learned that the ideals of public service, healing others, and accepting the ramifications of ones’ own decisions are foreign concepts to my co-workers. Today I learned that any moral fiber, any sense of right or wrong, has been extricated by the battlecry ‘Management is the enemy!’ and ‘Get what you can! Get what you can! Too much is not enough!’ I have not been this disenchanted with my chosen profession ever before.”
The blog, Ineptia Vitae – We the People, was not accessible at the time of this post.
Perhaps we need to start a new public awareness campaign: “Think before you post!”
(source: Central Kitsap Reporter)
I’ve found, particularly on LiveJournal, that it seems people don’t recognize that anyone can read what they’ve written. I run a few ongoing searches, and when I respond to one of these blogs pointing out they’re using incorrect or misleading information, more often than not the response is something like, “Well, I don’t know how you found me.” As if their intentions alone determine who reads them.
Very strange ;>)