Was that my boss online?

We posted this week about the idea of having a work identity and a home identity and should they mix. We found out this weekend a woman from Zurich, Switzerland should have had two accounts on FaceBook. A Swiss insurance worker lost her job after surfing the social network site FaceBook while off sick, her employer said Friday. She called in sick saying 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, which her employer said destroyed their trust in the employee. The woman was using a FaceBook app on her iPhone in bed she claimed and accused her employer of spying on her and other employees by sending a mysterious friend request which they use to track employees on the site. There is way more to this story and more than likely her work ethic. We just thought it was another case of if you mix your business profile with a personal profile you run the risk of this exact kind of thing happening.

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