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Date: 04/24/09 12:20 PM

48 Responses to Do Not Visit Facebook When You`re Sick

  1. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    Link: Do Not Visit Facebook When You`re Sick - Especially if you work for jerks.
  2. Profile photo of kiddo
    kiddo Male 13-17
    254 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    ahh; at first when it said she was too sick to work on a computer but said she was on facebook at home, i was like i woulda fired her too! i cant trust that either !

    thenn i learned she was on a touch. see thats kinda different. (:

  3. Profile photo of BirdOfHermes
    BirdOfHermes Male 13-17
    294 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    yeah, thats a hard one.
  4. Profile photo of BlueJack
    BlueJack Female 18-29
    385 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Busted!
  5. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Perhaps she should have just said she was sick, not that she couldn`t work on a computer. I don`t blame the company one bit.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Well, do not visit facebook if your excuse for not coming to work is that you can`t use a computer.

  7. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    817 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    Should have just said she wasn`t on and someone had hacked her account... then proceeded to spam everybody.
  8. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    There`s a difference between checking your facebook for 30 mins and working 8 hours at a computer.

    When I got an eye infection, I had to stay home cos my eyes hurt and I couldn`t really use the computer (or drive), I still checked my mail for 20 mins though before going back to bed.

  9. Profile photo of Swisskid10
    Swisskid10 Male 13-17
    103 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    Hmmmm... I must have missed that story in the 20 Minuten.
  10. Profile photo of MusicForever
    MusicForever Male 13-17
    20 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    She does not deserve to be fired as she simply used an Iphone. Not a computer. She would have reduced strain and stayed in darker environment that way.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:53 pm
    Should have been sleeping, but I`m drawn to the net when I`m sick too, so it`s hard to say. You can`t really choose a side, I bet both parties are guilty here.
  12. Profile photo of MusicForever
    MusicForever Male 13-17
    20 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    Nidonemo has changed my mind. Well done!
  13. Profile photo of WeePee
    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    lol, she said the company was spying on her... its not like they were hiding in her bushes watching her. she logged onto a public site. im half surprised she didn`t change her status to "ditching work, suckers!"
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    xoxojackiee Female 13-17
    108 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    wow. that`s bullpoo (:

    we all need a break sometimes.
    In fact, I stayed home from school today.
    oh dear, hope they don`t suspend me. B-|

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    Yea that IS bullpoo, since she could have still been in bed, with a laptop on the power-save setting.

    I`d sue if I were her.

  16. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    Oh wait, iPhone, ha! Even better...
  17. Profile photo of dystopia04
    dystopia04 Female 18-29
    1082 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    i actually agree that they should have fired her. not because she `just needed a break` but because she lied. she told them she couldnt be in front of the computer. and yet she was seen in front of the computer.
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    Joolin Male 18-29
    1002 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    While I do think her employer is way out of line on this, I also think she should have had the foresight to NOT ACCEPT FRIEND REQUESTS FROM HER BOSS!!
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    roxidied Female 13-17
    322 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    "accused her employer of spying on her and other employees by sending a mysterious friend request which allows access to personal online activity"

    So why is the silly woman accepting `mysterious friend request`.
    I think firing her was a bit extreme she should have gotten a slap on the wrist or warning before getting fired.
    Even so like somebody has already said..working all day on a computer is very different to faffing on a social networking site as you don`t need to strain your eyes on anything with much importance.

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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
    916 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    ...good thing i don`t have friends...
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    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1590 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    "i actually agree that they should have fired her. not because she `just needed a break` but because she lied. she told them she couldnt be in front of the computer. and yet she was seen in front of the computer."

    Exactly. If she`s willing to lie about something as `innocent` as this, how could she be trusted to not lie about something more important?

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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    "While I do think her employer is way out of line on this, I also think she should have had the foresight to NOT ACCEPT FRIEND REQUESTS FROM HER BOSS!!"

    Exactly. I`ve had myspace requests from my co-workers and bosses before and rejected them.

    I don`t mix work and online networking for exactly those kinds of reasons.

    And this is another reason I don`t like facebook. I`m on Myspace; I hide my online status and my actions are therefore anonymous as long as I don`t post any bulletins or change my status message.

    Facebook? I`m online and you know who I`m looking at, when I`m doing it. DX

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    1williamsg Male 18-29
    326 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    if she says she has to lie down in bed in the DARK and then uses her mobile to use facebook which acts like a light source then she deserves to have lost her job

    but if han`t said i have to be in the dark then it would have been fine
    she was just being stupid with that and the company did the right thing

  24. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    No point arguing that if you accept you boss, just take it as a fail in your life and carry on
  25. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    You know what, you`re perfectly reasonable in asserting that an Iphone screen is capable of producing as much light in 30 minutes as the (in my case) 30 halogen lightbulbs that light my office for the 10 hours a day I`m there.

    Oh wait, I`m confusing "Iphone" with "Sun". My bad.

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    dracokain Male 18-29
    266 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    owned
  27. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    Reason #29 why IAB is better than those other sites.
  28. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    I feel like to be able to get a job I`m going to have to delete my Facebook or something.

    o_O

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    dukat Female 50-59
    71 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    I work for the us post office. If you call in sick to work, you may well be visited at home. (Yes, this has happened to me and others I know.) If you are on work comp, you WILL, at some point or another, be filmed. And that film may very well be edited; NOT of course, in your favor.
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    togetec Male 13-17
    608 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 7:45 pm
    serves that lyin bitch right. effin facebook
  31. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    lame :P
  32. Profile photo of lagoosie
    lagoosie Female 18-29
    1 post
    April 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    @Dukat:

    My dad works for the Post Office as well, and he got injured on the job, and was on workers comp.

    NOT ONCE, did he ever get filmed. NOBODY visits the carriers either when they call in. He is a 204B now, and EVERYDAY his carriers call in, and NOBODY visits them, there are waaaay more important things to do than spy on carriers at their home; so I have no idea what you are talking about . . .

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    Postovoy Male 13-17
    462 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    First of all, firing her was just a tad bit overboard. Also, her boss was probably ex-KGB or something. Spying on workers on their sick day? Come on, that`s either being a stalker or working for the effing Gulag.
  34. Profile photo of dukat
    dukat Female 50-59
    71 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 8:45 pm
    lagoosie - I have worked for the post office over 20 years, and every word I said is true. AT LEAST in our area. I could prove it to you, if I wanted to lose my job. Go look at some of the postal web sites - the one`s used by the workers, NOT hosted by the po.
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    neveryours Female 13-17
    1269 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    aw
    thats sad
  36. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 12:59 am
    One reason why I wouldn`t add "mysterious" friend requests. :-|
  37. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 2:14 am
    the bitch lied. She got caught. She gets fired. Don`t lie to your boss about being sick. And if you do, don`t get caught.
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    partyyyy Male 18-29
    148 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 2:59 am
    you lie you die !!!!
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    Sharky19 Male 18-29
    82 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 4:37 am
    She deserved it! I live in switzerland and the newspaper (20 Minuten) reported that she said that she had a migraine headache...
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 5:00 am
    Ok if it`s true what she said (that she was checking facebook on her cellphone, in bed) then there`s a world of difference between that and sitting in a brightly lit office for 8 hours.

    I think it`s ridiculous, especially if she hasn`t been slacking anymore.

  41. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 5:01 am
    slacking off before* is what
    I meant to say.
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    Mindless2164 Male 18-29
    499 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 7:22 am
    Wow, Switzerland is some cold motherdraters. Fire a woman without getting a single warning during the economic crisis because she was home from work for a day.
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    swantonbomb7 Female 18-29
    178 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 7:58 am
    Well when i have miagranes the tinyest light is the death of me. Even if it is a tiny light from a cell phone, HOWEVER the lights in an office KILL ME. So maybe she got tired of being in bed and wanted to check her facebook. Big deal atleast she wasn`t looking at it from her computer at work.Plus they are treating it as if she did something illegal at the company. I don`t think she should of lost her job. That is really stupid.
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    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 11:49 am
    if she truly had a migraine, any light would have killed her. they were justified. if she was too sick to work around lights, she shouldn`t have been checking facebook, computer or not. if she was feeling better, perhaps she should have went in late.
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    firefliet Female 18-29
    1232 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    If it was just once, then I don`t see how that`s justified.

    If she was doing it a bunch of times, then I can see how a warning would be appropriate, but firing, so suddenly, without warning? There must have been other problems with her, or the company is silly.

  46. Profile photo of Royalty
    Royalty Male 13-17
    3 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    She lied to her employer to get out of work. It`s like telling your boss you have cancer and then he sees you sitting in the stands at a baseball game from the TV in his office. It`s fraud.
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    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
    538 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    I think we should start a petition (In the US anyhow) to make it so companies can`t fire you for your online activities at home. It is ridiculous.
  48. Profile photo of mikhaillost
    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
    538 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    Of course, I don`t use facebook or anything along those lines. I hate those kinds of sites.

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