Vimeo Victim!
Dalas was forced to resign from the Metropolitan Museum of Art for videoblogging during work! He explains ...
Posted at 12:53 AM.

KottkeReader said...
You're not allowed to take pictures or videos in the Metropolitan Museam. If you're a visitor, you get warned.

If you're an employee breaking the rules, I can understand why they would take action. His work history will justify if he should have been fired or suspended.... but I guess he's fired.

11:13 AM

Anonymous said...
I've gotta agree. It sucks for him and I have all the sympathy in the world for him. However, the fact of the matter is, he had concrete evidence he was, in fact, not working. If he was videotaping himself at work (which isn't allowed in the first place) he was certainly not paying attention to his job.

Don't get me wrong, I don't work all day I'm at work either. In fact, I've written an entire feature length screenplay at a job once. The difference is, I didn't get caught. And if I had, I certainly wouldn't be crying sour grapes over the deal.

11:39 AM

Chris said...
"forced to resign"
1:11 PM

John B said...
The guy's an idiot. You can debate the merits of the no video camera policy all you want, but just because it is "his art" doesn't make him above the policy. The only thing I disagree with is that the museum could have handled it better, but I'm still on their side.
12:28 PM

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