I was sent a signed offer letter for a position in the IT department at HUGE inc., and I was excited to begin working there today.
When I came into the office, I was immediately asked into a meeting with the head of the HR department as well as the manager.
They told me that it had come to their attention that I own and manage a few popular blogs and websites that are viewed by many media industry influencers.
They went on to say they were worried that having me in their IT department would give me access to confidential information. Even though I had already signed a confidentially agreement with the company, they were worried that I would blog about their secrets.
They then retracted my job offer, saying basically that since I have a popular blog they didn’t want to risk me posting confidential industry secrets about their company online.
I am very shocked that I wasn’t even given a chance to begin my new job. Especially since I had be recommended by an employee, produced outstanding references, have no history of any breech of company secrets in the past, not to mention I had already been hired, my website is clearly on my resume, and I had already signed a confidentiality agreement.
So once again, I am looking for a new job…