Sandal satirist sacked

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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am

Here’s a timely warning:

A bookseller has become the first blogger in Britain to be sacked from his job because he kept an online diary in which he occasionally mentioned bad days at work and satirised his “sandal-wearing” boss.

Joe Gordon, 37, worked for Waterstone’s in Edinburgh for 11 years but says he was dismissed without warning for “gross misconduct” and “bringing the company into disrepute” through the comments he posted on his weblog.

I’d planned to mock my own boss’s sandal fetish yesterday, but then he bought my silence with a sensational lunch. Bad days? None so far … if you don’t count Tuesday, when security took away my special Russian “mineral water”. How did they know?

(Via contributor J.F. Beck)

Posted by Tim B. on 01/13/2005 at 12:11 AM
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