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Blog Link: The accidental journalist
I saw a story today on comcast that a flight attendant was fired for having pictures from work in her blog. Her handle was apparently "queen of sky", which I googled and found easily enough.

Her story is there if anyone wants to see it but from her journal I found this interesting article from a man who was previously stationed in iraq who visited in January. It has lots of pictures. I'm not sure what this story had to do with her journal, probably because I'm not entirely clear what her journaling site works, but I wonder if the fired attendant met him on the job. Here's the link to his story, and if you figure anything about this out please share it with me.

http://www.20six.co.uk/BLACKRAT/weblogCategory/ycajuqpmqjji

Also of interest is the original news story that caused me to google "queen of sky" and find her journal in the first place.

http://news.com.com/I+was+fired+for+blogging/2010-1030_3-5490836.html
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vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: April 8th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
interesting. the first one is blocked by my company.
fixx From: fixx Date: April 8th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
the FIRST ONE?? You say interesting, but I say scary. Why should your company care about some british amateur photographer's photos of our armed occupation of iraq or his rather negative opinions about it?

Not that you want to risk pissing off your company but here is the link to the blog site that that article is fed off of

http://www.20six.co.uk

I'd be interested to know if the entire site is blocked or just that one article.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: April 8th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Entire site. Looks like a blog hosting site; there's probably a number of pr0n sites there.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: April 8th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
She had pictures of herself in Delta Air uniform doing joke sexy shots on one of their empty planes.

While they can't do anything about other people faking their uniforms it's not surprising they took issue with those pictures.
fixx From: fixx Date: April 8th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
"it's not surprising they took issue with those pictures

Reading that I was intriged so I sought out those photos myself. After examining them I'm surprised that you aren't surprised they took exception to these pictures. These photos were considered "Mildly Suggestive", but I must be a eunoch then because I just don't see it.

Here is the link to the photos that got her fired.

http://queenofsky.journalspace.com/?cmd=displaycomments&dcid=393&entryid=393

I must be stupid or something because unless this is somehow suggesting a passenger's upskirt view, I don't understand how the third photo is even mildly suggestive and I don't understand the last photo at all. What is that in her mouth?
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: April 8th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
The pictures use their planes and their uniforms but do not conform to their PR/advertizing photos.

/any/ suggestivity is going to be frowned upon by the company in question.
fixx From: fixx Date: April 8th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Subjectivity is Suggestive

or rather Suggestivity is Subjective.

In certain cultures not covering one's face is suggestive. I did not find these photos particularly suggestive myself. If she posted them truly publicly I can see how that might have been questioned by her employers but as yet I am not even entirely clear how publicly accessible her photos originally were, and even if they were publicly accessible, there is a difference between posting photos which will only be known about through people you meet online and a photo shoot for Penthouse.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: April 8th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Subjectivity is Suggestive

I would submit that if Delta had run across her posing in not-really-their uniform, and not on a real (and hence more likely than not their) plane they would have been far les peeved than her using their branding and their property to create pictures that are not consistent with their branding image.

Part of what makes those pictures not consistent with their branding image is the whole sexy stewardess imagery.

Whether they would have been okay with her having a picture of herself on a plane in the type of pose that they do have as part of their branding image (i.e. shirt fully buttoned and standing at the front demoing seatbelts) is up for further debate, and depends on the contents of the rest of her blog, which I did not have time to read.
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: April 8th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Subjectivity is Suggestive

As far as Delta is concerned, once the pictures are publically accessible there's nothing to stop Penthous from linking to them later.
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