Facebook post leads to firing

Tallyman fired for inappropriate online post
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/24/2014

It might be time to update your privacy settings.

Victoria Stokes — a tallyman for Corner Brook Pulp and Paper — certainly would have benefited from stricter security on her Facebook profile. She was fired by the Newfoundland and Labrador-based business for comments she made on the social media site.

On Sept. 16, 2012, Stokes and a coworker were directed by shift supervisor John Meaney to clean the vacuum pumps for one of the company’s paper machines with a pressure washer, or "cue-gun."