Are virtual pink slips a coward's act?
- Janice Tibbetts, Canwest News Service
When esthetician Crystal Bell was fired via Facebook, she spawned a debate over 'cyber sacking' and what employers owe their employees in times when electronic communication has become the norm.
'I think it's going to be the way of the future, but for me it's not the human way to go,' said Ms. Bell, a single mother from Kelowna, B. C. who found out she had lost her job when she checked her Facebook email one November morning while getting ready for work. 'I think using any kind of texting or e-mailing to let people go is the coward's way out.'