Auto club fires 27 in message board crackdown: I’m sure this will get picked up as a free speech issue by someone. However, like the guy who got fired for writing about the bookstore where he worked, I have this to say: just because you have the right to say something online, that doesn’t mean it isn’t going to piss someone off.
The Automobile Club of Southern California fired the employees in one of its San Diego offices after at least one worker complained to management about feeling harassed by the comments, which were written by employees on the MySpace.com Web site on their own time at home. […]
“When a worker complains about harassment, you take it seriously,” Thorp said Friday. […] Thorp said employees were also dismissed because they discussed online how they planned to slow down roadside assistance at work.
Yeah, that was bright.