Woman loses job for giving Trump the 'F-k you'

07 November, 2017, 01:25 | Author: Phil Peters
  • Juli Briskman Facebook page

Briskman, who isn't at all a fan of President Trump, couldn't restrain herself from flipping off America's Commander-in-Chief.

Aware that the publicity surrounding the photograph could have detrimental implications, Juli approached her employers and confirmed that she was the woman in the photograph.

"On Tuesday, HR told her "'We're separating from you.' Basically, you can not have "lewd" or "obscene" things in your social media. "Basically, you can't have contained "obscene" on the social networks".

"So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene, '" Birskman told the Huffington Post.

The official reason Briskman was given was for violating the company's social media policy, as she had changed her Facebook and Twitter profile photos to the now iconic photo.

To add insult to injury, Briskman told the Post that she was in charge of the firm's social media presence and she had recently flagged an employee's social media use.

Briskman says she had no idea a White House pool photographer snapped the image of her until it began circulating on social media. "I'm thinking, he's at the damn golf course again", she said. "I flipped off the motorcade a number of times".

Her employer wasn't too happy about the photo, and they fired her. Within days, they fired her, Briskman told HuffPost.

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This mother of two children has tried to argue that she was not at his place of work at the time of the" incident " and that she did not mention her employer on its accounts, but the company was adamant.

Then, as the motorcade stopped, bisecting her usual route, she changed her route, and punctuated the final insult with another one-fingered salute.

But it didn't please Briskman's bosses at Akima LLC, a builder that does work for the USA government and military.

Akima did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Though different, all three instances highlight the same fact: Political speech in or out of the office can get you fired. The anonymous bicyclist became an internet hero in anti-Trump circles, but those 15 minutes of fame have now cost the woman her job.

She has contacted the American Civil Liberties Union about the situation, according to the Post.

Her bosses told her they support her First Amendment rights. Going forward, Briskman says that she may look for a new job at Planned Parents or "an advocacy group that she believes in", reports the Huffington Post. "I am appalled. This was an opportunity for me to say something".



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