I don’t want to come off hypocritical as I have used my own blog to vent against a community, but fortunately for me it was a fan website and not my job. Back in 1999, I started blogging so I guess you can say I invented the blog just like Al Gore invented the internet.

On my gaming fan site called DFWorld.com now DFWorld.info, I wrote a month article called “Truth Be Told.” I would write about all the ramblings that went on in the community, tournaments and whatever was worthy of news. In some cases I was kind, but many times ruthless and the fans of DFWorld loved it.

Suspended ... Natalie Munroe

Suspended ... Natalie Munroe. Photo: AP

With today’s technology and social networking, a high school English teacher in Philadelphia was suspended from her job after she blogged that her students were “rude, disengaged and lazy whiners.” Her biggest mistake was sharing her blog article on Facebook with a handful of friends until one student discovered the article and shared it on Facebook and that’s when it went viral.

Here’s an excerpt from the blog

“My students are out of control,” she wrote. “They are rude, disengaged, lazy whiners. They curse, discuss drugs, talk back, argue for grades, complain about everything, fancy themselves entitled to whatever they desire and are just generally annoying.”

If you are going to vent about people at your work place, try doing it one on one with a friend or family member and not on a public domain where there’s a risk of it being seen by your boss or co-workers.

Source: Reuters