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aaaaaaptics 12/5/2012 | 12:35:58 AM
re: Corvis Deletes Message Poster thanks for all your honest posts. i wish you well in the future.
lite-brite 12/5/2012 | 12:35:57 AM
re: Corvis Deletes Message Poster Good luck OG.
Dr.Q 12/5/2012 | 12:35:56 AM
re: Corvis Deletes Message Poster Two years ago some upper level corporate types at Agere got pissed off at some posts to LightReading that seemed to come from an Agere insider. They were able to sift through logs of outgoing emails and determined that the posts had come from a particular employee, who was abruptly terminated. [Said employee disputes Agere's version of events.]

Moral -- be CAREFUL what communications you send on company networks.

by the way, Why did it take 5 months for OpticalGuy's story to come out?

-Dr. Q
DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 12:35:56 AM
re: Corvis Deletes Message Poster OG is still posting...

His most recent post calls for a correction in a LR headline:


And here he is not confirming or denying anything related to Corning and Corvis:

bsd_devil 12/5/2012 | 12:35:55 AM
re: Corvis Deletes Message Poster Where-ever you are OG, keep up your great work. You are the best of the best. You deserve the best and you will get the best.

Kudos to OG!
LightBeating 12/5/2012 | 12:35:54 AM
re: Corvis Deletes Message Poster I think OG must have been aware of the risk of posting messages as an insider. Sticking to technical stuff would probably have been OK, but when you start criticizing your boss... not a very good idea IMHO ! Of course, as a shareholder, he's entitled to criticize the company, but as an insider, there's a fine line that's very dangerous to cross...

I'm a former Corvis myself, but never posted anything on them while I worked there, and acted the same when I worked for another company, which would have deserved a lot of criticism. Even now, I do restrain myself in what I say about my experience at Corvis. But that's my choice. OG was taking a chance with his posts and he knew it. I'm not saying he got what he deserved, but it's certainly not unexpected.

That being said, companies should be clear with their employees about what their policy is. Message boards are a new reality that needs to be dealt with.


gea 12/5/2012 | 12:35:54 AM
re: Corvis Deletes Message Poster OG actually seemed to have a friggin' clue, which is not true of a lot of the newbies in optical networking these days.

Not a good sign that they ditched him. I'm not convinced he did anything worth terminating him for--saying that Huber was pretty much in control is well known in the industry. (And what's more, that might actually be seen by some as a good sign.)

So they had a knowledgeable, objective, well-spoken guy who was realistic about Corvis but who also believed in the basics of the product...and they fired him. Ah well. Maybe I should sell off my Corvis stock...it's an absurd long shot anyway.
DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 12:35:54 AM
re: Corvis Deletes Message Poster Can you contact me with the details?

We'd like to continue running stories about these instances where employee opinions cross with employer policies.

You can reach me at [email protected]

BTW -- This story took a while because I'm lazy.

gina 12/5/2012 | 12:35:53 AM
re: Corvis Deletes Message Poster This is not a good news for Stephen Meyers. Corvis had the right to fire him, but Lightreading shouldn't have revealed his real name. He would never get a good job
after this story. I am sorry for the guy. He was punished twice. And the second punishment was unfair. I hope Stephen has enough money to survive.
crapshooter 12/5/2012 | 12:35:53 AM
re: Corvis Deletes Message Poster Dr. Q. brings up a very good point. I would suggest that anyone who is afraid that their posts may cost them trouble at work, set up a second LR user ID at home. Better still, set this up at home through a hotmail email address and only use it for posting on LR. I have done this and have my "alter" LR user ID ready to go.

I smell a layoff comin' with my name on it and, when that happens, get ready for some of the most sensational posts you've ever seen. I will show you fear in a handful of dust. (Forgive me, Eng Lit 101 flashback.)
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