A Yoga Instructor is Fired From Her Gig at Facebook, For Telling Someone Not to Check Facebook
35-year-old Alice Van Ness is a yoga instructor, and since March, she's worked in-house at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California teaching weekly classes. That all ended a few weeks ago when Alice was FIRED, for telling a Facebook employee not to check Facebook during class.
Alice was teaching when one female Facebook employee was typing away on her phone in the front row. Alice told everyone in class to turn off their phones, which, if you've ever taken yoga, is something ALL yoga instructors do. Halfway through the class, the woman picked up her phone and hopped back on Facebook. So Alice stopped teaching and glared at her until she put down the phone.
The employee complained, and Alice was fired by Facebook's fitness contractor, Plus One Health Management. They say they fired her because she didn't meet their goal of, "providing great customer service.
Here's Alice's website. And, ironically, her Facebook page where she's talking about how she got canned by Facebook.