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The Digital Mystique by Sarah Granger

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CHAPTER SEVEN

THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE E-BUSINESS

“I like work: It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”

—Jerome K. Jerome, English writer

I recently heard a story about a woman I’ll call Janet. Janet needed minor surgery, so she scheduled the procedure with her doctor and took medical leave from her company. Knowing her recovery would be short, she planned a trip to Mexico after a brief outpatient respite, still citing the excuse of “medical leave.” During the trip, she posted several photos on Facebook. Many of her colleagues were Facebook friends, so of course they saw the photos of her lounging on the beach and drinking margaritas. It’s not too difficult to imagine what happened next. She returned to work looking healthy and ...

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