My company is changing our vacation and holiday plans to combine all
employees under one global plan. The changes don’t effect me because
I was hired after the new plan started, but I went to the information
meeting yesterday for a refresher and to see what had changed.
Notice that this time I didn’t say where I worked. There’s a reason
for that. I attended the last meeting of the day because I knew that
there would be crowds at the early meetings. This is a hot topic
because while 60% of the company is gaining more vacation time, the
folks here at the headquarters are losing a bit of vacation time. So
I figured the last meeting of the day would be lightly attended and I
When I entered the room the only other person there was the CEO who
was presenting the plan. I had been told that he knew everyone by
name in the company though I figured I hadn’t been here long enough to
stand out in any way. I bet you can guess a bit of what’s coming
While waiting for more people to show up he asks me how things are going and what I’m working
on. Then he says “I’ve seen your blog.” “Excuse me,” I reply. He
then tells me how he searched for our company name and blog on Google
and found my post from last summer when I started here. Eep! He
quickly assured me that he didn’t read anything else on the blog. He
was just looking into viral marketing ideas and wondered if anyone had
blogged about the company.
This is why I make sure that anything I post about my job is public
information. We have a ton of cool projects in the works that I would
like to show off but they have to stay under wraps for now.