- Blogging by employees, whether using XYZ Company's property and systems or personal computer systems, is also subject to terms and restrictions set forth in this policy. Limited and occasional use of XYZ Company's systems to engage in blogging is acceptable, provided that it is done in a professional and responsible manner, does not otherwise violate XYZ Company's policy, is not detrimental to XYZ Company's best interests, and does not interfere with an employee's regular work duties. Blogging from XYZ Company's systems is also subject to monitoring
I knew that it was possible some IT guy could track me to this blog from server logs eventually. But I have to wonder if my blogging at work led to this inclusion or do lots of people here do it? We are a tech company so lots of internet nerds around this place. Yet I feel singled out (even though I'm probably crazy). Would all my blathering about RBT be considered tarnishing to his image? I mean I never name him by name or anything.
In the email section we have this lovely disclaimer about offensive comments - The email system shall not be used for the creation or distribution of any disruptive or offensive messages about race, gender, hair color, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, pornography, religious beliefs and practice, political beliefs, or national origin.... Hair color? Really? Are blondes a protected class now? Let's cover all bases I guess.
I guess my blogging will mostly be from home now just in case this was aimed at me and I'll have to lay off the blonde jokes I guess. I'm about to sign and turn in my paper saying I have read the policy and acknowledge that violating it could lead to termination. The policy is 10 pages long and is not all about blogging - it's about internet and email, spamming, virus protection, password policies, etc. I still feel it is all about me because well... isn't everything about me?