Yesterday I wasn't in work as I was making a short film about mental illness with the BBC. I started a job two weeks ago- a temp job, and quite well paid.
I got a phone call from the agency telling me in no uncertain terms that I have been sacked. Return my badge and don't show up to work.
I find out that *they* had googled me and found my blog about manic depression.
The reasons they gave me for my dismissal:
1) I had breached the official secrets act by discussing my job on my blog. I did indeed mention my job- once. I gave no names, addresses, didn't mention my job title, where I worked, what I worked as. I mentioned a conversation I had with two colleagues, which was not work related. I also mentioned I had a job, i.e "I'm off to work".
2) And this is ludicrious. They said I copied and pasted confidential documents online. For one, I didn't have access to anything confidential. For two, even if I did, it wouldn't matter. I worked off-site on a laptop that had no network or internet connection. So unless I wrote it all by hand and scanned it, I have no idea where they're coming from.
And, of course, 3. They drew all conclusions from my blog. About Manic Depression. In Detail.
I should have not ever posted my real name up there but it felt unnatural to use a pseudonym. I've taken all mentions of my surname out but am still seething. I didn't do anything wrong. I was good at my job and really enjoyed it. I have the sinking feeling that they read my blog and found an excuse to get rid of me.
Now my agency wants nothing to do with me and I am stuck rentless AGAIN.