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Microsoft Blogger: I Don’t Want To Get Fired

Although Microsoft isn’t as secretive as it used to be, it’s not often you get the unvarnished truth out of a Microsoft employee regarding the internal politics of the company. But this time blogger, and Community Manager at Microsoft’s Game Technology Group, David Weller opens up to one of his critics explaining, rather candidly, why he’s careful about what he blogs.

Weller said:
I don’t want to get fired. Plain and simple: I’m in an ‘at will’ relationship with my employer. At any time, Microsoft can simply say, ‘Your services are no longer needed’ and walk me out the door. They don’t even have to say, ‘We’re offended you used the word ‘poop’ in a recent blog post.’ Frankly, that’s not something a middle-aged guy like me relishes, so my first thought about my blogging is, ‘Will this significantly increase my odds of getting fired?’ If so, then it’s best I probably don’t blog about it.”

Source:? Epicenter – Wired Blogs

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