[Photos] CP Rail Fires Train Conductor Again, This Time After Sexy Social Media Photos And Posts

Submitted by: trimble 3 months ago in News & Politics

Some of the pics Katelnikoff was fired for. Nothing you haven't seen on Instagram.

What a bunch of prudes. Not. I'm sure they love the pictures, CP Rail just wants her gone.

An excerpt from CBC:

The railroad fired Stephanie Katelnikoff in November after accusing her of violating CP Rail's code of ethics and its internet and email policy, according to evidence presented by the company as part of an internal investigation into her conduct.

The evidence package, obtained by CBC News, includes photos posted by Katelnikoff on her personal Facebook and Instagram accounts, showing her in various revealing, nude and sexually suggestive poses. Some of the photos show Katelnikoff standing on railway tracks. 

In some posts, she talks about her pride in her job on a train crew, while in others she is critical of the company and its management. She doesn't use her real name, but does say she works for CP Rail.

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Maybe this is 100% true or maybe she's just a shity worker and they were trying to come up with any reason to get rid of her.
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Male 870
@ Then you build a case and fire her for incompetence. I live that trouble every day. Takes too long to fire an unable worker, but your friggin' legal team requires it...
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Male 543
What does her contract say?  Many entities have various clauses embedded where you're considered always a representative of said entity, on and off the clock, as long as you're attending/employed by them.  Colleges/unis have student code of conduct and CP has their code of ethics.  Slagging your current employer online would definitely cause an investigation which could result in termination.

As others have also said she could be in breach of trust with regards to taking the photos on CP property resulting in trespassing and a safety concern.  Others also argue about the pictures being risque themselves and compare them to firemen calendars in firehalls.  The difference being the firemen have permission to do so with regards to the photoshoot ahead of time.

She fucked up.  Now she's trying to put her name out there as the victim and the bad girl at the same time to drum up potential modelling gigs in the future for replacement of income.  Playing it off as being railroaded, heh, is disingenuous as it's near impossible to be fired from a union job, let alone being female, with our current atmosphere of diversity over competence currently in Canada.  Plus CP conductors make a decent amount of coin, it will be tough to replace.
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Male 206
I would imagine the termination had a lot more to do with her public, online comments about the company than the photos.  I would also imagine that these policies are spelled out in some way as a condition of employment.
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Male 16,796
I don't see how she brought them into disrepute. I'd be far more likely to travel if there was a chance of bumping into her... repeatedly and until satisfaction.
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Male 870
Draculya Heyo!
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Male 578
Cheers to the lady, some may see trouble, I see the comfort underneath, and doubly soft. 
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Male 870
bearbear01 To me, she's not hugely attractive, but definitely willing to pose for suggestive pics. I am not sure why this disqualifies her for her job...

Of course, I am saying this as a private user completely insulated from my job. Public and private opinion are often polar opposites. 

People love nudity and pornography, but society somehow still hates it.
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Male 429
The employer rightly makes a condition of employment that the employee's conduct etc. reflects on the reputation of the company.  Mine is very clear about what can and can not be done.  Have a question, contact the HR people.
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Female 1,331
I've been working on the railroad
All the live long day
I've been working on the railroad
Just to pass the time away
Can't you hear the whistle blowing
Rise up so early in the morn
Can't you hear the whistle blowing
Dinah, blow your horn
Dinah won't you blow
Dinah won't you blow
Dinah, won't you blow your horn
Dinah, won't you blow,
Dinah, won't you blow,
Dinah, won't you blow your horn
Someone's in the kitchen with dinah
Someone's in the kitchen i know
Someone's in the kitchen with dinah
Strumming on the old banjo
Fee fie fiddle eell o
Fee fie fiddle eell o
Fee fie fiddle eell o
Strumming on the old banjo
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Male 42,557
pinkminx22 Dinah's a slut. Everyone's been in the kitchen with her. 
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Male 7,209
Gerry1of1 For sure. No one blows a horn like Dinah.
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Male 4,013
pinkminx22 ive never read the lyrics out like that before. is that song about dinah cheating on her husband who works too much on the railroad? he keeps asking her to blow her horn, and then someones in the kitchen with her strumming the on the old banjo? are those supposed to euphemisms?
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Female 1,331
robthelurker I think you could be on to something there.
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Male 42,557
For every action there is a reaction.
Bitch about your employer on facebook = employer fires you.
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she deserved to be fired... stupid slut

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Male 11,991
stephen_clark_porter ugh, gross. Kindly go away. The position of religious nut has already been filled.
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Male 2,141
Generic caboose pun
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Male 42,557

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Male 296
Gerry1of1 LMFAO!
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Male 296
I love free spirited people, but a job is a job and we gotta play by The Man's rules if we want to keep that job. 
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Male 188
johndplorable Maybe it's time for The Man to chill the fuck out
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Male 296
xvegettotgx lol! Maybe. But her ass is fired.
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Male 7,209
xvegettotgx Your comment here has me laughing. Your avatar, which fits the comment so well, might be part of it.
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Male 7,209
Sheesh. Far from being fired, I think she deserved a raise for making trains sexy again. Granted, I might not be the best squirrel to run a railway or administer its policies.

Throw more pistachios in the firebox! We've got a steep grade ahead! Woo-woooo!

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Female 5,385
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Male 1,923
melcervini I’d marry her in a heartbeat.  Think of all the closet space I would get back and the money I would save on shoes!
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Male 7,209
melcervini LOL... Mel, you do know you're probably going to the bad place when you expire, right?
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Female 5,385
squrlz4ever I know..I've resigned myself to that fate... I'm just picking up speed at this point. :D
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Male 7,209
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Male 11,991
Attention whores gonna attention whore. 

I have no problem with nudity, but if your company's policy is to not post nudity online, don't post nudity online if you don't want to get fired.

Also, only take topless photos if you have a top.
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Male 40
If someone does their job in a satisfactory manner, then what's the problem? A company shouldn't have any say in what a person does while off the clock.
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Male 11,991
zyerne So you think if I were to say, work at starbucks and then in my free time dress up in nazi gear and go to rallies and post about it on social media along with where I work, that starbucks doesn't have a right to fire me for reflecting poorly on them?
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Male 7,209
holygod What makes your hypothetical an easy call is the detail "and post about it on social media along with where I work." Yes, I guess that part is where this lady tripped up.

Question for you: Let's say you had an employee who was excellent at his job--artistically talented, professional, great with clients--but you learned he was discreetly attending Nazi rallies on the side. What would you do, if anything?

I have no particular answer in mind as I write this. I'm just curious as to what your thoughts are, seeing as you're PDS (pretty damned smart).
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Male 11,991
squrlz4ever Oh my god. That might be the easiest hypothetical I have ever been asked. I would fire them. I would fire them IMMEDIATELY. I have Jewish clients. I have black clients. Plus as a small business owner my employees don't just represent my company they represent me. I would never knowingly associate myself with anyone with that viewpoint. Now if I found out they were going to Trump rallies (or is that what you meant?) I MIGHT let them stay. ;)
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Male 7,209
holygod Interesting. ~thinking~ Does that touch on any federal laws regarding wrongful termination? I'm not sure... lemme check. Nope: According to what I found, wrongful termination applies only if an employee has been fired for reasons of "race, gender, ethnic background, religion, or disability" or if the employee "lodged a legal complaint against the employer, or because the employee brought the employer’s wrongdoing to light as a whistleblower" (source).

I've never been an employer, so I've never thought about this. Prior to reading your response, my thinking was that I'd meet with the employee and tell him he was endangering his own reputation as well as the company's and warn him that if his political leanings became known I'd have to fire him.

But I now think your answer is the right call. If it became known that an employer knowingly kept an avowed white supremacist on staff that would be damaging in itself.
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Male 188
holygod No. They shouldn't. If they want employees, they gotta take people for who they are and only concern themselves with what happens at the counter.
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Male 1,756
holygod it was more of a safety issue.  She was a lead conductor and she was taking photos on active rail lines. Including bridges that you're not allow to walk on.
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Male 1,756
CP Rail sucks ass but not in a good way.
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