Like. Really like.
I am pleased to report that Illinois where I live is about to make it unlawful for an employer to require or request access to social media passwords as part of the application or employment process. It appears Congress may actually do something useful and follow.
I was looking for the “like” button, then remembered I wasn’t on Facebook.
I’m reminded of my favorite Dilbert comic strip when Dogbert, providing marriage counseling for a couple, tells them that their personalities are all wrong. “Pretend to be other people.”
Like, like, like. Mad Priest, I need to let you know that I am still here. My blog has a new name and address. It is Theodora The Grey Jedi Cat http://greyjeditheo.blogspot.com/. I may be posting from time to time. The link to the Dancing Acolytecat is dead. Thank you. Have a blessed Easter.
And now can we use FTS to go along with WTF?
We were merely waiting for your permission to do so, JJ.
THANK YOU for posting! Too many of us live in fear of using our freedom of speech. If a job forces you to pretend to be someone you’re not, it’s not really worth having.
I am reminded of a Clash lyric: “You have the right to free speech. Provided, of course, that you’re not dumb enough to actually try it!”
The world needs more of that sort of stupidity.
It does feel good. But two years of unemployment doesn’t.
Good of you to share this, MP. It strikes many right chords. (Based on my reading of your blog, I think you’ve embraced FTS in some very important ways. It’s not an easy choice, to be sure, but the right choices often aren’t.) Anyway, thanks. For everything you share.
I blame the Americans for my predicament. They enthused me with their wonderful idea of freedom of speech. Unfortunately, it was too late when I realised that although Americans have freedom of speech they rarely use it because they are scared of the bosses freedom to shit on their employees whenever they want to for any reason they want to. At the end of the day the situation in the USA is the same as it is in England but at least our bosses don’t kid us with a load of freedom bollocks to placate us.
I so agree. (With all of it…)
It just goes to show there, as well as here, that“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others”. This is a universal law! :>)
(I usually abbreviate the following, but today I’ll spell it out)
FOR THE MOTHER-FUCKING WIN!!!!
Unfortunately, as we learn in today’s news, Fucking That Shit can result in 56 days in the slammer (if you happen to be saying something particularly obnoxious on a matter which other people are at that time being particularly faux-sensitive about).