Defriended! Woman fired for surfing Facebook after calling in sick

A Swiss insurance worker who called in sick because she said she couldn't work in front of a computer and needed to lie in the dark was fired for surfing Facebook while off sick, according to a Reuters story.

The unnamed woman abused the trust of insurer Nationale Suisse, the company said, leading to the firing.

The woman told a newspaper in Zurich that she had been surfing Facebook in bed on her iPhone and accused her employer of spying on her and other employees by sending a friend request that allows access to personal online activity.

The employer denied the accusation, saying that her Facebook activity had been stumbled upon by a colleague in November, before using the site at work was blocked by the company.
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