Backup of David's Livejournal


As bad as your day gets, you're not in more trouble than me, right now.


 dotgirl on Sep 6th 2007 at 6:03 PM
Uh oh. Did you forget your anniversary?

 dblume on Sep 6th 2007 at 6:12 PM
Now, that's pretty severe. But I dare say that palls in comparison to this. My boss says he hopes he can save my position at the company over the unsanctioned part of my little VideoSpin promotion.

 dotgirl on Sep 6th 2007 at 6:12 PM
Uhm. Your .. what?

 dblume on Sep 6th 2007 at 6:16 PM
Our company's free little video editor. I made a web page promoting it, and it included an unsanctioned download. (Since removed.) Trouble, trouble, trouble.

 dotgirl on Sep 6th 2007 at 6:17 PM
Oh, man. I hope everything goes ok!

 narilka on Sep 6th 2007 at 6:14 PM
Uh oh! I hope everything turns out ok?

 dblume on Sep 6th 2007 at 6:18 PM
Thanks. Me too. I'm trying to drown out the rousing choruses of "fire him!" coming from legal.

 narilka on Sep 6th 2007 at 6:57 PM
:( I'm sorry. *hugs*! Sending good thoughts your way.

 zannah on Sep 6th 2007 at 7:03 PM
that really sucks. i hope things werk out in your favour. i will cross my fingers for you!!

 dblume on Sep 7th 2007 at 6:20 AM
It's spelled, "work." :) Just kidding. Am I the first to actually say that?

 sjonsvenson on Sep 7th 2007 at 7:30 PM
Werk is Dutch for Work. But then Z has always been werking ^_^

 metroid23 on Sep 6th 2007 at 7:31 PM
:( I hope everything turns out ok! It's amazing what legal will think up sometimes. How dare you promote the free app you've been dedicated the recent part of your life to! For shame! Keep us updated! I hope your company grows a brain :)

 dblume on Sep 7th 2007 at 6:23 AM
I get to meet with HR and Legal tomorrow, where they stare me down until I sob. Me: a shaking, broken man. Although I'm jesting, I actually do have to meet with HR and Legal tomorrow...

 sjonsvenson on Sep 6th 2007 at 8:18 PM
Actualy firing you will probably not happen. But legal department are suckers for that. You know criminal cases there the lawyers always ask for the toughest penalty full aware that at best they get a quarter of that. Like if you want a thieve to be locked for a year you have to demand at least five. Same thing in companies, they cry for capital punisment when they actualy only want to give a negatiove revieuw. *thumbs-up*

 dblume on Sep 7th 2007 at 6:21 AM
Thanks. What I did was pretty severe, and the new management might take it seriously, but I'm hoping you're right.

 halophoenix on Sep 6th 2007 at 9:33 PM
Ack! That sucks, I'm sorry! :( That's odd though, I was thinking about including something in my piece about how I "knew someone who worked on the project, and they've included a mod for this purpose here," and linking to you. Glad I didn't! Anything I can do? ;_; Maybe toss your PR folks a line and say that you introduced me to the product and I'm really impressed?

 dblume on Sep 6th 2007 at 9:50 PM
No worries, I hope I only get a slap on the wrist. But if I get worse than that, I'll tell them I have someone to scoop the story of the good employee and the short-sighted company! ;-)

 halophoenix on Sep 6th 2007 at 10:37 PM
Hah! I would totally run that story on your behalf. ;)

 davidd on Sep 7th 2007 at 2:49 AM
Let me get this straight -- they have a veteran employee who is genuinely enthusiastic about the company and its products, to the point where he promotes them on his own time and own dime, and rather than saying "gee, thanks," they scream "off with his head!?" So much for that "iWoz" attitude. I hope your management aren't such morons that they fail to realize how moronic it would be to dismiss or even seriously censure you. Good luck.

 dblume on Sep 7th 2007 at 6:24 AM
I'm glad you made the connection. To their credit, I did do wrong, even if it was with good intentions.

 neon_epiphany on Sep 7th 2007 at 5:21 AM
*hugs* Good luck!

 dblume on Sep 7th 2007 at 6:25 AM
Thanks! This should be mostly over tomorrow. (See my reply to Metroid23 above.)