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Big brother is watching. :eek:

Sacked for Facebook surfing while sick

AN insurance worker lost her job after surfing popular social network site Facebook while off sick, her employer said.

The Swiss woman said she could not work in front of a computer as she needed to lie in the dark, but was then seen to be active on Facebook.

Her employer, insurer Nationale Suisse, said in a statement the action had destroyed its trust in the employee.

"This abuse of trust, rather than the activity on Facebook, led to the ending of the work contract," it said.

The unnamed woman told the 20 Minuten daily she had been surfing Facebook in bed on her iPhone and accused her employer of spying on her and other employees by sending a mysterious friend request which allows access to personal online activity.

Nationale Suisse rejected the accusation of spying and said the employee's Facebook activity had been stumbled across by a colleague in November, before use of the social network site was blocked in the company.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,25383857-5014239,00.html
 

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Hmmm, doesn't really sound like it's Facebook per se, more that they were able to track her personal internet use through this application.

It looks just calling in sick and then going out and getting discovered by your boss.

I wonder if she had this pattern of behavior and her employer was fed up at this activity and it was the last straw.
 

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While that sucks, I think one of the reasons our country is in the state that it is in is because the fact of the matter is - PEOPLE DON'T WORK! They spend all day screwing around on these different websites figuring whatever they have to do for work can wait or someone else will pick up the slack. People might not want to admit it, but it is true.
 

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While that sucks, I think one of the reasons our country is in the state that it is in is because the fact of the matter is - PEOPLE DON'T WORK! They spend all day screwing around on these different websites figuring whatever they have to do for work can wait or someone else will pick up the slack. People might not want to admit it, but it is true.
This was a Swiss woman in Switzerland. In reality a big company in the US would not be able to terminate an employee for this. So what she said one thing and did another - she was on her own time. Now, if she had been frequently absent and had prior discipline for that - then this may have been the last straw - but she would be terminated for excessive absence - not for being on FB while out sick.

Many companies block sites like this from their servers - hey - maybe that is why JL is so much less frequented these days?
 
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