Monday, July 17, 2006
It appears that Denise Howell of the Bag and Baggage blog and one of the original legal bloggers (indeed, she had been credited with coining the word "blawg"), has lost her job with her law firm, Reed Smith.
According to Denise, she was fired from her job, but it does not appear to be because of her prolific blogging, but rather as a result of workplace flexibility issues (she has a two year old son) and the difficulty of balancing a new child with the demanding large law firm world.
All this seems to suggest to me that even though employees do lose their jobs as a result of blogging, many, many more (women, mostly) continue to lose their jobs because their employers are unable to put together sensible workplace flexibility policies.
We wish Denise the best in whatever path she chooses to follow and look forward to her future blog entries.