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Swiss Woman Fired for Using Facebook While Sick

We've heard of people getting fired for posting incriminating photos on Facebook, or bad mouthing their jobs in their status updates, but this is the first time that we've ever heard of someone getting sacked for simply logging in to the social networking service.

A Swiss woman, who remains unidentified, called in to work at Nationale Suisse, sick with a migraine headache, according to a brief, vague report by the BBC on Saturday. She told the company she needed to lie in a dark room to let the headache pass. Her employers noticed, however, that she had logged into her Facebook account that day. So, they terminated her.

The company alleges that if the woman was well enough to use Facebook, she was well enough to work at a computer. The woman defended herself by saying that she accessed the site from her iPhone while lying in bed, and accused the company of using a fake profile to spy on her.

To be honest, the whole thing sounds a little ridiculous, and we're wondering if there isn't more to the story. Simply getting fired for logging on to Facebook seems completely unreasonable to us. What do you think? [From: BBC]

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