Friday, December 31, 2004

Blogger gets suspended Attack of the Blog 2004-12-22:

"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

Possible Interview with National Magazine

Did I give this post away with the title? I checked out a fellow blogger that got fired and I might be getting interviewed in the coming week or so. I can almost feel my 15 minutes coming, and I nothing to wear!

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

A review of the timeline

Some of you may not be too familiar with the events of this blog so here is a quick rundown:
  • 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 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.

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Thursday, December 23, 2004

Bad guys 1 good guys -zero

Well it appears that I have been denied my unemployment benifits, I think I will just delete this blog and give up on this folks .

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

5 PM deadline coming

I just got a call from unemployment telling me 6 of the 7 charges against me have been dismissed by the benifts office. One down one to go. I get a call at 5 to determine my elegiblity. Keep yo' fingers crossed boys and girls.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Fired Blogger Gets Unemployment

Fellow fired blogger, Diary of a Flight Attendant, gets unemployment insurance, she writes:

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

Unemployment update

The Unemployment office called at 1:27 , just a few minutes after their allotted time period. For state government , that's not bad! I guess it could be a week or two before a decision comes down as to whether I get benefits or start a job at Wendy's.

My roomate's sister insists that Wendy is looking for another English speaker. I bet.

Unemployed Kerry Staffer

Here is a fellow who is unemployed too! How could he have guessed G. W. would win? Unemployed Kerry Staffer

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Januarary 4 is the big day?

My hearing will be held Januarary 4th. Well at least that is the date that I chose. I got a letter from the hearing officer and chose the last possible day he could do it. Nothing like putting off tomorrow what could be done today, right? I am waiting for the unemployment office to call me for a interview to decide if I will get benifits.

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.