Employee Laid Off, Hired To Blog About It By Former Boss

Copy editor Brayden Simms is blogging about being laid off — for his former employer!

It takes a brass pair to sack a person and then ask him or her to write about it — but the Miami Herald did just that. But, it gets better — they hired Mr. Simms to blog about having no money since he was let go. I thought that sort of thing was illegal under the Geneva Convention.

From Simms’ blog:

“You may like the club life and spend a hefty percentage of your paycheck entertaining yourself. You may at least admit to coveting the iPhone or Nintendo’s Wii.

But that doesn’t mean you aren’t interested in an economic tune-up. After all, if you save and don’t fritter away your pay, then you’ll have money for the things that really matter.”

And he learned that valuable lesson when he got laid off from the company he is now blogging for. His misfortune is the Herald’s gain.

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