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What Shall I Write? Personal Letters for All Occasions

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Blogs by Shirley Ann Parker

Now here's a situation for you!
4/14/2009 8:42:44 PM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

There is actually no category for this blog entry!
My employer, who shall rather obviously remain nameless, was a recent purchaser of our existing company. It seems that their control of their employees' lives is even more controlling than we were used to under the old regime. And that's saying a mouthful, to be trite about it. In fact, I'll probably use a whole lot of banal expressions in this short diatribe.

After all, working for the competition is verboten in any industry. No problem with that! But when it comes to controlling media contacts, including blogs and websites, all my hackles rise like a peacock's tail. And no Simba has a ruff to compare with mine when annoyed. I know any independent-minded, creative person feels the same way.

No one in their right mind would discuss their employment abuses or their employer's financial prospects with a media representative, not even in good times, and certainly not if they planned on keeping their job in today's shattered economy. So, whence the paranoia? Has every corporation turned into a control freaks' paradise? I certainly hope not.

I will not oblige by seeking prior approval of anything I write on my own time, using my own facilities and equipment. Thank you very much, but I will use my own judgement as to when and how I will and will not comment on the condition of the world in general.

I am normally a sunny person, but right now, I must agree with Scrooge: Bah, humbug!


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More Blogs by Shirley Ann Parker
• Welcoming 2012 - Tuesday, January 03, 2012
• One down and two to go - Thursday, November 24, 2011
• Cannot believe the holidays are upon us - Friday, November 11, 2011
• Plumbing Nightmares - Monday, September 26, 2011
• This month it's been marketing - Saturday, August 13, 2011
• Venturing further into e-books - Sunday, July 24, 2011
• And the foreclosures continue - Saturday, July 02, 2011
• A Satisfying Genealogy Conference - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
• Between the Spaces of A Writer's Life - Saturday, June 04, 2011
• Time to Move Forward - Friday, December 10, 2010
• I have lost an entire year but... - Friday, December 10, 2010
•  Now here's a situation for you! - Tuesday, April 14, 2009  
• Patricia Highsmith Understood - Saturday, July 05, 2008
• This isn't the life I ordered - Sunday, March 02, 2008
• California Wildfires - Saturday, November 10, 2007
• Life as it is lived - Friday, October 05, 2007
• Are you a Notary Public? - Monday, June 04, 2007
• Time is flying by...much too fast! - Sunday, May 20, 2007
• Reminder! The Ballad of Billy Lee - Saturday, December 02, 2006
• To My Reviewers - Friday, November 24, 2006
• The Ballad of Billy Lee - save the date! - Monday, October 09, 2006
• Being lethargic or daydreaming? - Sunday, September 03, 2006
• A Lone Voice Can Make a Difference - Monday, August 14, 2006
• To report or to comment - Thursday, May 25, 2006
• Mallards at a business park? - Sunday, April 30, 2006
• Mobile Home Alert! - Tuesday, April 11, 2006
• Heard about Book Millionaire? - Thursday, April 06, 2006
• Well, the results are in.... - Monday, March 13, 2006
• Pins and Needles Time - Monday, February 20, 2006
• A Little Disappointed with the Writers' Conference - Tuesday, February 07, 2006
• A Dream Scrambling to Survive - Sunday, January 15, 2006
• An After-Christmas Sale - Sunday, January 08, 2006
• Happy New Year! - Saturday, December 31, 2005
• It's Over for Another Year - Monday, December 26, 2005
• What Do We Write in December? - Sunday, December 18, 2005


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