Mother Fired From Gov't Job For Giving Trump Motorcade The Middle Finger

Juli Briskman’s middle-finger salute of Trump’s motorcade in Sterling Va. went viral

Her employer, government contractor Akima LLC, wasn't so happy about the photo.

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.

Briskman said the company claims she violated their social media policy, which doesn't allow for anything "obscene" on employee accounts.

"Basically, you can not have "lewd" or "obscene" things on your social media". So when she realized the president appeared to be leaving another of his golf courses, she flipped him off.

A woman lost her job after giving President Donald Trump the finger. Briskman said the colleague called someone "a f--ing Libtard asshole" in a comment to a post, but was able to keep his job.

"In some ways, I'm doing better than ever", she added.

Nope. "I'd do it again", she said.

Briskman, 50, cited the section of the company's social media policy that reads: "Covered Social Media Activity that contains discriminatory, obscene malicious or threatening content, is knowingly false, create [sic] a hostile work environment, or similar inappropriate or unlawful conduct will not be tolerated and will be subject to discipline up to an [sic] including termination of employment".




'As a member of an internal, agency-style marketing team that supports more than 35 government contracting companies, I wear many hats from writer to marketer to WordPress editor and social media strategist, ' writes Briskman.

Does Briskman regret that middle finger, that reflexive moment that wasn't all pussy hat and protest signs, that wasn't calculated resistance but rather a totally relatable, plain-old, working woman, living-my-life, what-the-heck-is-going-on-in-our-world reaction?

But it didn't please Briskman's bosses at Akima LLC, a builder that does work for the U.S. government and military. "Motorcade is now gathering speed and heading for DC", said the White House pool report at the time. "But once she identified herself to her employer, they had to consider that information".

Briskman and Akima could not be contacted early Monday for comment.

The picture quickly went viral and Briskman proudly shared the shot on her social media accounts. "You might not get jailed for what you say, but you might not get the job you want".

Her bosses told her they support her First Amendment rights.

Briskman says she'll now be looking for a job with a left-leaning advocacy group like PETA or Planned Parenthood.

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