I wouldn't go that far, but it is always wise to NOT speak for the company you work for unless you are told to speak for the company you work for and have approval for what you say - regardless of company or site on the Internet that you are visiting. (Including MySpace and other types of sites.)TNGTony said:Dish does not allow their employees to hang here and devulge company info or represent Dish.
As far as confidential information that should never be divulged. There is a line between inside info and confidential info. Error on the side of caution.
Also, as a final caution, what may be worse than "the company" coming down on an identified employee is the reaction of fellow members on the forum. Identified employees will get PMs and posts asking them for more than they are allowed to do - which will lead to either being unpopular because you won't do special favors or pressured into doing something your employer would not appreciate.
There have been a couple self identified employees here who didn't stay around because it seemed everybody asked them for favors. And when others are not asking for favors they are bashing the employee for company policies way out of the posting employee's control. So keeping a low profile seems best - even if not mandated by the employer.