She got fired for that. She works some sort of government job, turns out the government frowns upon that.
@FP Waiter, she worked for a goverment contractor, put that picture as her Twitter and Facebook profile pic, then went and told management it was her. Then she was "shocked" she was fired. I can't tell if she's the dumbest person in the world or just want her own reality show.
@Oujosh29, she was shocked that she was fired for that when some of her co-workers had put worse things up on media and got nothing more than a verbal warning. If you watched any full interview that part was plain as day. Not saying she shouldn't have done that but let's also put some facts there too.
@Dr Kriegerstein, define "worse things". For a federal goverment contractor, I doubt there's much worse than a picture of an employee flipping off the president and it becoming national news. So, yeah, include additional facts if you want, but in context I doubt any other employee posted anything worse for the company's bottom line.
@Oujosh29, my mother actually went to High School with her. She says that she already has other job offers lined up. You don't have to believe me though. I'm just some guy on the internet *Floats away to the land of memes*
@Dr Kriegerstein, I’m with @Oujosh29 here - publicly flipping off the President is probably fairly high on the ‘no no’ list for government contractors.
Similar thing happened over here recently. A senior manager for the British Council (essentially a trade/goodwill lobby group whose patron is the Queen) went on FB and basically said “Prince George is the smug face of white privilege and should be shot”. Unsurprisingly, she got sacked. Yes, people have said worse on FB, but you don’t call your boss’s great grandchild a d**ckhead in public.
@Nellybert , it'd be hilarious if this incident actually makes companies write a what not to do in 2017 list for their employees. "1) Do not flip off the president. 2) Do not flip off the president, get the picture, and make it your Twitter and Facebook profile picture. 3) Do not make a sex tape with the president's kids. 4) If you do dicks out for Harabe, don't do it in public...".
@Oujosh29, I’d love to know if she was genuinely surprised by the way this turned out. Whatever your politics or opinions on the President, publicly flipping off your boss and going “yeah, that was me” can’t ever seem like a good step in your career plan.
@Nellybert , unless she wants to be a pundit for the media. Then I think it's a requirement to flip off Trump (unless they want to work at Fox).
@Oujosh29, Number 3 sounds like the final reveal in a modern remake of The Rock.
I wonder if Louis C.K would have gotten away with what he did if he’d said he was just getting it out for Harambe.....
@FP Waiter, soooo it ISNT wrong for her to have been fired like everyone thinks? Huh, never woulda guessed
@Oujosh29, do you also agree Google was in the right for firing James Damore?
@Hamilton Porter, in the right? As in ethically? No. Google encouraged their employees to speak freely and the guys message wasn't insulting or anything. It was also an internal communication, which again, Google actually encouraged this. Not the same situation. But did Google have the right to fire him? Yeah, of course.
@Oujosh29, All companies say they want their employees to speak freely I have yet to hear of one who says otherwise. Both companies have rules and regulations they want to be followed and an image they want to maintain. Any employee found to be in violation of any policy can and should be disciplined accordingly at the employer's discretion. Whether the communication was internal or not is irrelevant unless the company's image is concerned. Which seems to be the problem in both cases. Which I believe led to the firings. Therefore it is reasonable to say both companies infringed upon their employees rights to express themselves and the employees negatively affected their respective company's image by giving their opinion. A 10 page memo and a finger are both unfair reasons to be fired but alas business is business and both cases are essentially the same.
@Hamilton Porter, you can't say the company infringed on any rights. The employees have a right to free speech/expression without going to jail, period. Anything else that happens to them can be debated as morally right or wrong, but it has nothing to do with a constituonal right.
The difference is the Google employee did follow his company's guidelines when he sent his internal communication. Google was thus ethically wrong in firing him in my opinion, and depending on the state he could sue. The girl did break company policy and did so brazenly, so her company was right to fire her. The situations aren't the same
@Oujosh29, I concede that employee's rights are limited in the workplace. Nonetheless his claims that women are better suited to do other things (I won't argue with the science by the way, even though it is debatable, because I am making an argument from a morally justifiable point and not a scientific one) was in direct violation of Google's code of conduct. To suggest someone would be better suited to do something else based on their sex is basic sexism and should be obvious how it can be detrimental to a working environment. Had he made the comments outside of work and not to his employer it would be a different matter. Either Mr. Memo and Ms. Finger are both right or they're both wrong. The reason I bring this up by the way is because I'm tired of the left vs right bs. Rightists, I'd be willing to bet, are happy about her getting fired and angry about him. And leftists are the reverse. It's all the same. It's how you behave and how it reflects on your company.
Cyclists are the scum of the Earth. Been saying it for years. Doesn't matter who's president, they're just there to fück your drive up and cause accidents.
@Doctor Krieger, we are also here to fück your mom! No, seriously, how is she?
Her right to hate like who she wants.
@CallMeZan, hate or like
@CallMeZan, absolutely her right. Her employer also has the right to not want to employ her anymore. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences.
Proof cyclist are douchebags.
@Mit, amen. Been saying it for years. I've met one good cyclist in all of my years of living. That's it.
@Doctor Krieger, was it me?
Hopefully she turned right into that guard rail
The funny thing is she got fired because of doing this and sharing it i believe
Ram her, then build a wall to hide the body
@Narcoleptic Pilot, They already did that in China
Here's my opinion: A single mistake on social media should not be a fireable offense.
Given the media attention she got, the company she worked for was right to not want to associate itself with the incident (though I personally support her action); however, if she works hard and is a skilled employee, then they should have simply asked her to remove the photo from any public social media accounts and possibly given her some disciplinary action.
She made a mistake posting the photo and, through no fault of her own, it got a lot of attention. This reminds me of the woman who posted she was going to africa and hoped she wouldn't get aids. It was a terrible, unfunny, racist joke, but then she lost her job because the internet formed an angry mob.
Tl;Dr: People shouldn't get fired because they went viral online.
@Depressed Panda, my problem with that argument is that online is a public forum
People need to start realizing that posting to social media is basically the same as shouting in public
Sometimes no on hears and you are just fine
But if your boss happens to pass by, you could get in alot of trouble
How’s Guantanamo Bay this time of year?
Dats a phat ass
Ahhhh... just when you get off Facebook to try and escape politics...
So much for freedom of expression..