Friday, December 31, 2004
"The Unreal piece, 'Local Blog o' the Week,' highlighted an online diary written under the pseudonym Roland H. Thompson. Though Finney did not identify himself by name in the blog, titled 'Rage, Anguish and Other Bad Craziness in St. Louis,' he chronicled minute details of his life, including lengthy passages about his job as a Post-Dispatch features writer.
Sources at the Post who informed Riverfront Times of Finney's suspension say the newsroom was abuzz over the action, thought to be one of only a few instances in which an American journalist has been disciplined because of a personal blog."
Thursday, December 30, 2004
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
- August 10 , court management becomes aware of this website.
"it became quite obvious that this website was created and maintained by you. Upon investigation of your Outlook E-mail account , e-mails sent by you indicate you are the originator of the website and it's content."
Talk about your crack investigating staff, after finding emails where I state the website is mine they determine the website is mine.
- September 1
I received a certified letter notifying me that "effective immediately ( I ) was being placed on administrative leave (so the administration could) conduct an investigation...to minimize disruption in the workplace."
You know I find there is nothing like a administrative investigation to minimize workplace disruptions.
- October 15
My copy of the "preliminary charges " via certified letter arrives. Chocked full of 7 juicy charges.
- November 8
I have been given 10 days to argue to the very official sounding Judicial Merit System Commisssion.
- November 17
Filed my appeal, a hearing gets set for Jan.4th. Unemployment then denies my claim, after throwing to the wind the first 6 charges, but damn that unlucky 7th one.
Your all up to date.
Thursday, December 23, 2004
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Sunday, December 19, 2004
Yesterday I had my first victory against Delta: the Georgia Department of Labor granted me my unemployment benefits. The reasoning for their determination in my favor was as follows: Your employer fired you for violation of a reasonable and known policy. The available facts show that you were not aware of the rule, policy, or requirement. The facts show that you did not fail to follow employer's rules, orders or instructions. Therefore, you can be paid benefits. I guess I couldn't wish for a better birthday present...
Hey, maybe even I can get it then.
Friday, December 10, 2004
My roomate's sister insists that Wendy is looking for another English speaker. I bet.
Thursday, December 09, 2004
It's noon and they have till 1 pm. It's kinda like waiting for the cable guy. We will call sometime between 7 am and 1 pm. I used to provide that level of bureaucratic customer service , some would say it's KARMA biting me in the ass, I say KARMA can go suck on a rotten egg.