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Our tipster's account of life at LinkedIn as it nears an IPO drew some skeptics. One commenter, WagCurious, scoffed at the notion that LinkedIn had "an employee told by her manager that she needed to choose between her job and her family." Sources inside and outside the company confirm that this incident happened. The good news: The manager in question, engineering director Renzo Lazzarato, was fired for his behavior. "He's been known to shoot off his mouth," says a person familiar with Lazzarato. One might praise LinkedIn management for this family-friendly step, except that they were likely just seeking to avoid a lawsuit.