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Just resting?

I am seeking my new employer’s agreement to continue any paid activities like this blog.  While ‘paid’ is stretching it, it is nevertheless outside activity which could theoretically impact on my responsibility to work for my employer, (but won’t).  There could (although I doubt it) be conflict of interest issues that need clarifying.

For that reason, from today – Monday 30 March – I will not be posting any of my own material on the site until I receive the permission sought.

One irony of the new job is that it means I get to rejoin the CPSU.



Comment from juan
Time March 31, 2009 at 8:40 am

And if you don’t receive the permission sought what will you do John?

Comment from John
Time March 31, 2009 at 9:43 am

Good question juan.

I am not going to do anything to jeopardise this new job. From my blog I get 20 cents an hour (my estimate) and love it, while this job pays about $40 an hour and I love it.

Comment from juan
Time March 31, 2009 at 10:04 pm

But you are worth more than $40 an hour. I don’t think any body paying anyone $40 an hour should have the right to tell that person that he/she cannot maintain a blog.