Joel Cheesman posts monster.com hates free speech following up on his previous and rather provocative monster is a crap product video starring Jobster chief Jason Goldberg. Joel Cheesman quotes Monster.com’s very own Rich Teplitsky who is the Director, Global Corporate Communications and who is seeking to have the video suppressed. Golly, isn’t that kind of gulaggy?
I called Rich Teplitsky but he wasn’t there. I called the covering extension and left a message for a delightful sounding Katheryn Burns. I’m sure she’ll call me back, I do hope so. She sounds very professional.
I want to ask whether Monster.com has accounted for the possibility that if some people take to posting/linking to the video they may have inadvertently created the potential for an altogether different kind of monster to raise its ugly head among the recruiting bloggers, and who knows where? I mean, what if a lot of people started to post the video, or for neophytes like me, linked to it instead? This thing could get really big, you know, like really horrible. After all, we bloggers are very influential you know, we know crap when we see it. Some of us are well connected too.
Now, many would argue that Monster.com is not a totally crap product at all. Further reading of the blogs will attest to that, as would millions of satisfied users. But, as Mother used to say, “Handsome is as handsome does” and I’m sure we could say the same about crap behavior too, don’t you?
Anyway, in protest at this heavy-handed nonsense, as soon as I can find it, I am taking my resume down off Monster.com and posting it up on Joel Cheesman’s answer to every jobseekers prayer—Blogs With Jobs—as soon as I work out how to get it up there.