This is a clear message to Google employees. I imagine any who are blogging, are re-reading their HR policies about now…
I guess someone who violates the rules like this will, I imagine, be dealt with in various ways by various companies. I wonder what Yahoo might have done in the same situation, or Microsoft? The information on the site, which was taken down and then redacted, was really not that big a deal. At least, it seems that way to me. But one never knows.
Is this such a clear case of violation as to merit firing? Perhaps he left on his own accord, we may never know as I imagine he signed something on his way out the door. In any case, I’d be interested in what others in similar situations – Scoble, Jeremy – have to say about this. I’d also be interested in the views of various Google bloggers out there. But I imagine this one is a third rail….
Ev, any thoughts now you’re outside the wagons?
Update: Mark is blogging again. Read the comments.