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Yoga teacher fired for glaring at Facebook worker

By Associated Press


MENLO PARK, Calif. » A California yoga instructor has been fired for her disapproving stink-eye glare at a Facebook employee using a cellphone in class.

Alice Van Ness, who was hired to teach hour-long yoga sessions at Facebook's Menlo Park campus, says she tells students before class to turn off their cellphones.

But a female employee pulled out her cellphone in the middle of a Monday session and began texting.

The San Jose Mercury News says Van Ness didn't say anything, but she gave the student what she calls a look of disapproval.

The student later complained and Van Ness was fired by Plus One Health Management.

The termination letter says Van Ness "made a spectacle" of the student.

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bender wrote:
Why was this person in the Yoga class to begin with. Facebook needs to reevaluate who the problem is.
on July 11,2012 | 06:03AM
gary360 wrote:
OOH, the infamous 'stink-eye'....lol. Actually, the student made a spectacle of herself and should have been removed from the class.
on July 11,2012 | 06:16AM
Sid_Hartha wrote:
I'm going to text while they're building the rail. I hope they stare at me.
on July 11,2012 | 06:19AM
Grimbold wrote:
No discipline allowed, no nothing. Result : Disrespectful Rubbish People all over.
on July 11,2012 | 06:27AM
Manapua_Man wrote:
The student was disrupting the class with by answering her cell phone... and face book fires the instructor? What's wrong with this picture?
on July 11,2012 | 06:56AM
Slow wrote:
This is a news story?
on July 11,2012 | 06:59AM
Bothrops wrote:
Facebook is losing it.
on July 11,2012 | 08:04AM
Musubi wrote:
This former yoga instructor is going to be a rich woman.
on July 11,2012 | 09:19AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Hope she doesn't invest in Facebook stocks.
on July 11,2012 | 02:38PM
ptofview wrote:
Publish the name of the employee brat so the web will know what "lack of discipline" looks like.
on July 11,2012 | 09:45AM
redneckMT wrote:
Let's have a photo along with the name.
on July 11,2012 | 10:02AM
pauliboy wrote:
on July 11,2012 | 09:54AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
on July 11,2012 | 01:58PM
shmellycat808 wrote:
The student disrupts the class and the teacher gets fired??? Something is very wrong with Facebook higher-ups...they should be fired.
on July 11,2012 | 11:19AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Typical Facebook action. The man who started it stole the idea from friends. All he had to do is pay them off in court and now it is all his. What a creep.
on July 11,2012 | 02:03PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Sounds more like the student is at fault having been warned about cell phone use. Very disrespectful. I've heard cell phones going off in theaters even tho a warning is posted on the screen prior to the show.
on July 11,2012 | 02:34PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
This comes as no surprise. People are getting fired for being politically incorrect and speaking their minds. Whatever happened to Freedom of Speech? Now it comes to this, so the question is, what is next? We've already started down a very slippery slope.
on July 11,2012 | 04:25PM
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