Independent of the ethics of calling in sick when you're not sick, which have been thoroughly explored in this column, is it wrong to lie about this sort of thing in a personal blog? Or, because the blog is the writer's personal expression and is read only by those who choose to, can the blogger make up anything he or she likes?
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A lie is a lie,is a lie. No matter if it's to your boss or in a blog.
Once I find that someone has lied, for whatever reason,I can never entirely trust them again.
New Windsor, NY
This example is simply a part of the foolishness of part of today's method of communication, carrying a new technology to the extreme, thinking that putting something in a blog is entirely separate and qualifies as "personal", apart from any other type of communication. In today's world, there is no such thing as something personal on the internet and blogs. You write it, it's there for all to see. We see problems of thinking such communications are personal and finding out otherwise in examples from our "elite" athletes and entertainers and now this silly idea from a movie of cooking all the recipes in Julia Child's cookbook and ruining one recipe and making up a lie to stay home and re-do the recipe. As Anonymous said, a lie is a lie. I don't know which is sillier, the premise for the movie or the attempt to cover up the recipe failure and the machinations with the spouse and her boss using the supposed personal nature of a personal blog.
Thanks for sharing the link, but unfortunately it seems to be offline... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!
I would appreciate if a staff member here at jeffreyseglin.blogspot.com could post it.
I have a question for the webmaster/admin here at www.blogger.com.
Can I use some of the information from your post right above if I provide a link back to your website?
E-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you had in mind.
What link are you looking for?
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