I’ve just had a verbal warning.
My boss found out about petite anglaise. He was looking for a document on my pc after I had left last night. I thought I had closed down my computer. I hadn’t. He took a call while he was sitting at my desk and needed to look something up on the internet. Unfortunately the site name he typed in tried to auto-complete to http://www.petiteanglaise.com, and his curiosity was aroused.
He actually said he rather liked it. He used the words “impressive”, “talented” and “well-written” and we even touched briefly on the idea of setting up some sort of company blog, maintained by yours truly.
But then his tone changed, and he got down to the nitty gritty.
Blogging on company time is “unacceptable”. I clearly don’t have enough to do and more work will be found, to keep me busy. Access to my server’s IP has been blocked, to stop me being so much as tempted to look at my comments. I am posting this by email, so I hope it works okay.
As for my job, well, I’m on probation.
I will delete this post later today (the IP block works for him too, but I don’t want him reading it when he gets home), and petite anglaise may have to move house and change name.
Bear with me.