« Idiocy In Action | Main | No Blogging Holiday Here - It's "Pundit Free Week" at Wizbang »

Joblessness In The Blogosphere

Joblessness is always in abundance in the blogosphere. Many of your favorite bloggers are unemployed, under-employed, or college professors. Perhaps this comes with the territory. In the last day or two I've noticed the layoff trend spreading to spouses of bloggers, which is an unfortunate trend. While everything may seem gloomy, I'm pretty sure this is just coincidental not indicative of a larger trend.

I still remember the carnage in the tech industry of the last few years, since I had to bite my nails through layoffs and forced leave the whole time. The good news is that tech hiring is actually starting to rebound. The bad news is the salary inflation we all loved is a thing of the past. Laurence at Amish Tech Support is joining the ranks of employed bloggers, welcome to the club!

One last bit on another recent employment issue:

I regards to the firing of Veronica (aka Moxie Pop) some people are now encouraging others to risk their own jobs to help find the mystery troll who may have been involved in her termination. Veronica was let go for misuse of company resources (computing resources) - basically personal use of the computer system. For bloggers this is an occupational hazard. The anonymous fax may or may not have been responsible for bringing this to her employer's attention, but since Veronica never saw the fax we will never know.

Why on earth would people who take issue with the "ratting" out of Veronica to her employer (and I include myself amongst that group) now urge others to take actions that could land them in the exact same spot as Veronica; out of work.

Ponderous...


Comments (2)

I'm curious as to how many ... (Below threshold)

I'm curious as to how many stories are out there like Veronica's. I have heard of one in which a co-worker ratted on someone for blogging during work hours.

There are lots of tech jobs... (Below threshold)

There are lots of tech jobs here in Southern California, if you have security clearance.




Advertisements









rightads.gif

beltwaybloggers.gif

insiderslogo.jpg

mba_blue.gif

Follow Wizbang

Follow Wizbang on FacebookFollow Wizbang on TwitterSubscribe to Wizbang feedWizbang Mobile

Contact

Send e-mail tips to us:

[email protected]

Fresh Links

Credits

Section Editor: Maggie Whitton

Editors: Jay Tea, Lorie Byrd, Kim Priestap, DJ Drummond, Michael Laprarie, Baron Von Ottomatic, Shawn Mallow, Rick, Dan Karipides, Michael Avitablile, Charlie Quidnunc, Steve Schippert

Emeritus: Paul, Mary Katherine Ham, Jim Addison, Alexander K. McClure, Cassy Fiano, Bill Jempty, John Stansbury, Rob Port

In Memorium: HughS

All original content copyright © 2003-2010 by Wizbang®, LLC. All rights reserved. Wizbang® is a registered service mark.

Powered by Movable Type Pro 4.361

Hosting by ServInt

Ratings on this site are powered by the Ajax Ratings Pro plugin for Movable Type.

Search on this site is powered by the FastSearch plugin for Movable Type.

Blogrolls on this site are powered by the MT-Blogroll.

Temporary site design is based on Cutline and Cutline for MT. Graphics by Apothegm Designs.

Author Login



Terms Of Service

DCMA Compliance Notice

Privacy Policy