30 May 2008

No blogging about work / company, otherwise . . .

Lucky this is not a national regulation, otherwise all bloggers in Singapore will die of boredom, because you will not be able to blog about anything relating to work.

The first company that has imposed this regulation is Singapore Airlines, popularly known as SIA. This was announced yesterday.

They have formerly announced to all staffs, regardless of level of seniority, that they are not supposed to discuss, talk, blog, or share anything that is related to their work or the company itself. They have also been warned not to post picures of themselves taken within work premises.

Serious disciplinary actions will be taken to any employees of SIA who violate this regulation.

Apparently this regultion was put in place after an employee of SIA splashed his photos all over his blog and Facebook, and he even posted pictures of the cabin of the SIA carriers.

His deed was exposed after local media picked up his "stories" and "photos" from his "tell-all" blog.

We, as bloggers, should make a conscious effort not to blog about work or our company because sooner or later it will surface, more so if its something negative.

I remember there was an intern who got into trouble with my previous company after he passed comments about the company policies in his blog, and one fine day, one of the directors clicked on his link when he Googled his company name.

Can you see how dangerous it is to blog about work-related issues now?

Its never too late to stop.

Unless your identity has been anonymous since day 1, otherwise I would suggest you remove any posts that you think might cause potential problems for you in future.

(Nang me if you have not!)

9 Macro Voice(s):

Jayce @ Make Money said...

Ya... Ya... Don't blog about work related stuffs. It is not good for you and your company. You might leak some secret/confidential info. :)

Hui Hui aka Tara said...

Wow, thanks for the info, although I never blog about my previous work before.

But this piece of news really does enlighten me. =D

David Cheong said...

LOL of course I know better than to blog about that. There are a few things that I do not touch,

1. Work related except saying WORK SUCKS hahahaha...

2. Politics.. really good attention grabber but I do not want butt-likers oggling after me in jail

3. Controversies, cause I find it dumb!

And last but not least, the legendary flaming hahahaha....

But anyways, thanks for your concern!=)

Fireopal said...

i think its cos some pictures of china national workers living in changing room were leaked onto STOMP

3POINT8 said...

OO...thanks for the info.
Yea, I thought something like that might come up in the future.
Thats the reason why i will never use my real name in the blogging world. Even the name that I created for blogging purpose is being leet.

bugITs said...

okay..do not blog..but be back!

Qian / Miss Q said...

Oo, i dono about that! Thanks for sharing, i will be careful when i blog next time...

foongpc said...

I think bloggers should be allowed to blog about anything they want. But of course do so at their own risks! Here in Malaysia, you can be arrested for blogging about politics especially if you over criticise without the proof to back up your claims.

Marc said...

I also agree bloggers should be allowed to blog about anything, however, Singapore bloggers are so called governed by IDA? I am not sure if I am right, pls correct meif I am wrong. Thus if we post something wrong, IDA will come and find us!