Friday, February 18, 2005

UK comic-store chain hires fired blogger

The Edinburgh Evening News reports that Joe Gordon, an employee fired by Waterstone's for occasionally mentioning bad work days on his blog, has been hired by Forbidden Planet to deal with the comic-book chain's online business. As part of his new job, he'll maintain a weblog to update customers on company business. Here's Forbidden Planet co-founder Kenny Penman:

"He’s used to blogging, so he should be good at it.

"It’s a good way of showing people what goes on in your business. It will be a sort of daily diary talking about what is happening in Forbidden Planet.

"Instead of doing less blogging, he’ll be doing more, but I don’t think he’ll be calling us the same kinds of things he called people at Waterstone’s."