South Milwaukee dental assistant says she was fired after posting a pro-Trump comment on Facebook

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  1. EC

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    Because you're not allowed to exercise your own opinions outside the approved group think. Even if these are in your own private venue and outside of work. But don't worry, you won't get a job anyway in your new god-state if your Red Chinese social credit score is not adequate.

    See the locomotive bearing down on us yet?

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    South Milwaukee dental assistant says she was fired after posting a pro-Trump comment on Facebook
    Jan. 15, 2020 | Updated 9:04 a.m. CT Jan. 16, 2020


    Before Robyn Polak attended President Donald Trump's Jan. 14 rally in Milwaukee, she expressed her support for him on Facebook by posting a "MAGA 2020" comment on a news story about the visit.

    She said that comment, and possibly a few others like it, got her fired from her job.

    Polak, a South Milwaukee resident who was the only dental assistant at Precision Dental MKE, 6203 S. Howell Ave., said someone found out where she worked, went on her employer’s Facebook page and posted a negative review. The person did not recommend the dental office saying “employees spouting [sic] racist comments on Facebook.”

    Robyn Polak of South Milwaukee says she was fired Jan. 14 from her job as a dental assistant for posting a pro-Trump comment on Facebook.

    Polak said she didn’t have any interactions with the person who posted the review but was told they had “trolled others before.”

    Polak denied she was a racist, saying she has African American siblings and is partially Native American.

    “I’m not racist,” she said. “But I am just kind of speechless about all this.”

    Company's response
    The “Precision Dental MKE” account responded to the review.

    “I am so very sorry to have learned that this was posted. We are handling the situation in-house as we speak. I assure you that this office does not share those beliefs,” the response said.

    Polak said "handling it in-house" meant she got fired over the phone.

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    Precision Dental MKE, 6203 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo: Erik S. Hanley/Now News Group)

    “I was taking my son to speech class, doing errands and my boss called and said, ‘We need to terminate you,’ ” Polak said. “The office manager said it was for the review they got on their Facebook (page), but my name wasn’t on there. They assumed it was me because I’m the only Republican in that office.”

    Employees at Precision Dental MKE told a reporter who visited the office Wednesday that they couldn't legally discuss the matter.

    However, the office did release a statement:

    "Precision Dental MKE believes in the privacy of an employee's terms of employment, retention or discharge," the statement said. "As a matter of course, Precision Dental MKE does not discuss employee personnel matters. Precision Dental MKE believes dentistry is nonpolitical.

    "We can confirm, however, that no employee has ever been terminated for their political beliefs or their support or opposition of the President or any political candidate," the company said.

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    This disparaging review on the Precision Dental MKE Facebook page led to the firing of Robyn Polak, she says. Polak said she doesn't know the reviewer but heard they had "trolled others before." (Photo: Submitted)

    Since the incident, the official Facebook page for Precision Dental MKE is not accessible. The company also appears to have been review-bombed on Google with 15 new reviews posted in under 10 hours — 14 of them are one star. Many comments in the reviews reference the firing, saying it shouldn’t have happened.

    Additionally, Polak said many have reached out to her directly offering support.

    As of Jan. 15, the company website, www.precisiondentalmke.com, has been set to private and is no longer accessible.

    On her own time
    Polak said she did not make any posts on the company’s page nor did she post on company time. Additionally, she said there was no social media policy in the company handbook.

    "This was totally off hours,” she said. “I was sitting on my couch supporting my president.”

    Polak has already filed for unemployment as she also has a 3-year-old son to take care of and is looking for work. However, she said if Precision Dental MKE offered her job back she wouldn’t take it.

    “There’s too much that happened,” she said. “They were arguing with me on the phone saying ‘We got this review and we can’t have that.’ ”

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/comm...making-pro-trump-comment-facebook/4471404002/
     
  2. Wildcat

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    As long as the big social sites support the left and ALLOW them to do what they did, posting against that dental assistant for simply posting her own private maters and not using her business account then it hurts US ALL.

    This is NO DIFFERNT than what the Nazi Brownshirts did to Jewish business and the Jews themselves in Germany in the 1930's.

    They read what the lady posted on HER page and then attacked the business she worked at causing her to get fired.
     
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  3. EdLongshanks

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    Why would she want to work for a communist in the first place?
     
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  4. Wildcat

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    Maybe she didn't know when she took the job. It happens.
     
  5. EdLongshanks

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    Fair enough but they did her a favor. Good riddance
     
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  6. This is a non-story really, regardless of whether or not I agree with her stance. A private company can fire anybody anytime they want to for their conduct off the clock or for any reason they want to pretty much and I wouldn’t want it any other way, whether I personally agree with their cause or not.
     
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  7. EdLongshanks

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    Ezzactly mister.
     
  8. carnivore

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    I dont post political stuff on public facebook groups and i don't talk about work on here. Sorry but this lady is dumb.
     
  9. reivertom

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    I agree, if it cuts both ways. Try to fire a homo because they posted nasty Homo stuff on Twitter and see if you don't end up in court, or have the Feds on you for hate crimes..
     
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  10. EdLongshanks

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    Valid point.
     
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  11. Agreed but then again I’m in the Ron Paul camp on this. Civil rights laws that say I have to hire a black or a white, yellow, homo, female, mother, whatever are inherently unconstitutional and a violation of individual rights. I can be as racist, sexist or whatever else I want to be in my $&@%# business, else I’m not a free man. It’s saying “You’re free unless you don’t agree with us.” It’s the same as the very first gun control law, a violation of my individual right to life, liberty and the pursuit.
     
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  12. HuntressOfLight

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    Could prove to be an interesting case.
     
  13. reivertom

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    Right now in America that freedom only works for Leftists.
     
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  14. EC

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    And wind up having to bake them cup cakes.
     
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