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Tatiana Kozlenko, Flight Attendant, Fired For Giving The Finger To Plane Full Of Passengers (PHOTOS)

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Flipping the bird at a plane full of passengers probably isn't the best idea, especially when you're a flight attendant.

Tatiana Kozlenko, a flight attendant with Aeroflot airline, was fired after posting a photo of her giving the middle finger at passengers to Russia's Facebook-esque social network, Vkontakte, according to the Telegraph.


The photo quickly went viral on Vkontakte and Twitter, and Aeroflot managers ultimately fired Kozlenko for her attitude, the news outlet reports. However, the flight attendent denies the action, saying, "The hand isn’t mine, the plane is not my company’s!!!"

According to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, the image was originally posted in October 2011. It recently went viral after a Russian blogger posted it to Twitter.

This is not the only example of a social media post that led to dismissal.

In November, 22-year-old Denise Helms was fired from her job at a California Cold Stone Creamery after posting a rant about Obama's reelection on her Facebook page.

“Another 4 years of this (N-word),” she wrote. “Maybe he will get assassinated this term.” Her bosses called the post "disgusting."

Lindsey Stone, from Plymouth, Mass., was placed on unpaid leave from her job at a nonprofit organization after posting a disrespectful photo taken by the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery in October.

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