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Yoga teacher fired for glaring at Facebook worker

Updated: July 11, 2012 8:46AM



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 (http://bit.ly/S3zD7t ) 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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Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com



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