Via the San Francisco Chronicle:
For years, yoga instructor Alice Van Ness has started her classes with a simple request – that students turn their cell phones off.
She brought that policy with her to Facebook, where she began teaching a weekly class at the company’s Menlo Park campus in March. But it proved to be a hard policy to follow for at least one employee, who began tapping away on her phone in the middle of class. And after Van Ness shot her a disapproving look, the instructor found herself out of a job.
Having just read Vanity Fair’s scathing Microsoft’s Lost Decade article, this sounds like something that would have happened in Redmond after Microsoft employees became instant millionaires. If Facebook employees are too good to show some common courtesy to a yoga instructor, they’ll have bigger problems in no time.