Juli Briskman, once a member of a marketing team at Akima LLC, was seen in late October giving President Donald Trump’s motorcade the finger. Briskman was riding her bike at the time she met the ominous row of cars to which she responded by flipping of the motorcade. Now, she states the viral photo has cost her her job.
The former marketing member flipped the motorcade twice prompting her to eventually confess to her employer after the photo became viral.
„I wasn’t even at work when I did that” she told the Huffington Post „But they told me I violated the code-of-conduct policy”
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 29, 2017
By code-of-conduct, Akima meant their company social media policy, the feat itself affiliating the marketing group with Briskman’s actions. Akima expressed their desire to distance from Briskman by telling her how the act of flipping off somebody translates to „lewd” or „obscene” gestures on social media. Her bosses at Akima reportedly showed her their blue-highlighted Section 4.3 of the firm’s social media policy in an attempt to make her understand why she lost her job.
„Covered Social Media Activity that contains discriminatory, obscene malicious or threatening content… will be subject to discipline…including termination of employment.”
Briskman felt her blood starting to boil when she saw Trump’s motorcade and emphasized the fact that she is not prone to such behavior in general.
The woman blames her actions on Trump’s seemingly weak attempts of providing aid to Puerto Rico and in his effort to dismantle ObamaCare.
When asked if she regrets her actions, Briskman stated she’s „doing better than ever.”
Akima management has yet to comment on the situation.
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