Rob Smith, fired chemical plant supervisor for Kerr-McGee and blogger, Gut Rumbles
I wrote a post saying the n-word was sometimes deserved; and another that my company’s workplace violence seminar was ridiculous. I said I had a three-foot piece of stainless steel pipe behind my desk and that was all I needed. I didn’t. I wrote about how I never noticed how good looking Indian women were until I had an Indian engineer working with me.
(Getting canned) is still confusing to me. Kerr-McGee had a policy for everything you could think of, but not blogging. I’m not sure what I would have done if they’d given me choice of work and blogging but I would have liked the option.
It’s so easy to (establish policy). This snuck up out of the tall grass. In my humble opinion this is a thing to be reckoned with. Make the rules perfectly clear, but you can’t ignore (bloggers) any more.