Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Reporter Fired for Blog Post
Her name is Shea Allen and she was a television reporter in Alabama. She wrote a blog post that admitted a few things her bosses didn't like (like "I've gone braless on the air") and they asked her to take it down. She did, but then had second thoughts about it, and reposted it. They fired her.
The full story is here.
I'm torn on this one. On the one hand, I don't think she was exactly admitting horrible things (except maybe the last one). On the other hand, she did directly disobey her bosses. I think she had the right to post it, but they also had the right to fire her for it...even if I think it was a bit of an over-reaction.
Is that wishy washy enough for you?