Skip to comments.Exec Bullies Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It
Posted on 08/02/2012 3:24:21 PM PDT by Iron Munro
Adam Smith, former CFO and treasurer of medical supplies manufacturer Vante, riled people up today when he put up a video of himself bullying a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee in Tucson on YouTube.
Smith unsympathetically berates the worker in the video, which was initially titled Reduce $s to Chick-Fil-As Hate Groups. It has since been taken down (though other have uploaded it too).
Im a nice guy, by the way totally heterosexual," he says to the worker. "Not a gay in me, I just cant stand the hate.
Smith has now been fired from his job at Vante. Here's the press release from Vante announcing that Smith is "no longer an employee of our company," effective immediately:
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
How long before he files a wrongful termination lawsuit?
I support free speech for all - even lefties. Was hostile and not properly done but don’t feel someone should be fired to expressing political views unless there’s some other interest at stake.
“Hoist with your own petard”: Injured by the device that you intended to use to injure others.
There’s a lot that going around with the left recently.
They’ve just gotta learn to dial down the hate ... heh.
how smug he is
his delight as he anticipates inflicting harm
Sadistic and Narcissistic.
ASAP....and he will say they fired him because he’s GAY!!!!
This has totally backfired on liberals. We are not taking their bullsh1t anymore.
They had better get used to it, they better get used to being on the losing end of stuff for a long, LONG time.
This is karma at its apex. Almost as satisfying as a chikin sammich.
” he put up a video of himself bullying a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee “
Bullying the employee shows lack of character...
Posting the video shows lack of common sense...
How did this guy even get Peter Principled into a responsible position with a profit-making firm???
Im a nice guy, by the way totally heterosexual,” he says to the worker. “Not a gay in me, I just cant stand the hate.
I disagree with everything he said.
I think the employee handled the situation very well.
I always try to keep from venting my frustrations with ‘front line’ employees, who do not control a business’s practices....because I’m not a chicken shi’ite anal orifice....but that’s just me.
I imagine his company was embarassed by one of their executives acting in such a manner in public, then posting the video on YouTube. To me he was salting the wound by gloating on YouTube.
Read the press release from the company and see if you don't agree with their position:
We respect the right of our employees and all Americans to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect our company officers to behave in a manner commensurate with their position and in a respectful fashion that conveys these values of civility with others.
Parsing...notice he was restricting his declaration to the present. I wouldn't want to speculate beyond that.
Also, while he lost his position with Vante he might just have earned Tenure at his side gig with his reprehensible behavior.
>>Was hostile and not properly done but dont feel someone should be fired to expressing political views unless theres some other interest at stake.<<
He was fired for posting it on YouTube. THAT made it look REALLY bad.
It wasn’t his views, it was his bullying of some teen worker at a drive thru window. She even said, “This is making me very uncomfortable.” He then asked her how she could sleep at night! He harassed her when it wasn’t even her fault then proudly posted it for the world to see.
GREAT, SIMPLY GREAT. I saw his video this morning and read the general public responses on Utube and they were stomping on him. I also read all Freepers had to say about this on our thread. Some of us Freepers were sending messages to that company after it came back on line and I think some Freepers called them.
Praise to that company for immediately dumping him. Never thought they would do that and certainly not that fast. GREAT! SO GREAT!
This jerk isn’t being punished by the govt, so “Free Speach” is not at play. Also, what about the company’s rights? Don’t they have the right to choose who works for them? And to fire people who create what was likely a pending PR nightmare for them?
REALLY??????? He was a RUDE BULLY and was an EMBARASSMENT to his company and the college. If they DIDN’T fire him they would be negligent.
Typical leftist when he gets in a position of power. Pulls the “in your face” “don’t you know who I am” attitude and lectures everyone.
Man needs a big old mirror with a spotlight attached to it. He lives in bizarro world if he sees hate in CFA but thinks he is full of love.
“....dont feel someone should be fired to expressing political views....”
Sorry, that wasn’t why he was fired. He was fired for bullying and intimidating a young lady who was just trying to do her job professionally.
This prompt and correct action reflects credit on his former employer in my opinion.
He wasn’t expressing a political view.
He was being an asshole to an innocent young lady.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the line in the article that said the gay employees are “getting from both ends”.
Watch for him to get a gig on MSNBC!!!!!
Indeed. People who fear losing their jobs for speaking out.. Oh wait, that already IS the case today. However, there surely MUST be more to this story. He wasn’t even at his own job when this occurred. Big deal. Gotta be something more here.
Caused potential harm to employer. His actions could affect the sales of his employer. If this clown is representative of a Vante employee, I would not do business with them. Read the fine print of your employment agreement.
Sounds like Professor Smarty Boy is not the sharpest push pin on the bulletin board.
I want to marry her. And I think I’m qualified, since I’m normal.
(So what kind of doofus would put an obnoxious video on the internet under his real name??????)
This is not a free speech matter. The right to free speech under the Constitution applies only to government action. There is no right to free speech whatsoever in the private sector.
awfully hateful for someone who “can’t stand the hate “
That’s still covered under the First Amendment; Assholes are protected. Maybe if we had more protected assholes we’d have fewer gays (Drum roll, Rim shot).
my guess is that this wasn’t the only reason he was sacked. He was an ignorant jerk, but if he was a very good employee, they could have overlooked it and have him issue an apology.
It was at lunchtime -- company time -- on a weekday.
Never seen a more thoroughly satisfying fisking.
Went over to DUmmieland to get their bed wetting take on this. They're ignoring it as they do often when not even they can defend the indefensible.
I didn’t watch the full video.
I’d approve of his right to hold up a sign and shout in a safe place.
Don’t want Christians fired for posting pictures of themselves eating at CAF. I’ve read about Christians fired for telling co-workers they oppose “gay marriage.”
When do polygamists start suing?
He looks like he might have had some ‘gay in him’ at some point.
According to my grandmother, Liberace was just flamboyant, not gay. Yeah, like I really bought that line. :=)
The 1st applies to government action, not private sector...
Al Sharpton’s co-host.
Goes good with morning coffee!
Many execs have morals & ethics clauses in their contracts. They can be fired for unethical behaviors arising from any time. I once had a contract that required I dress appropriately at all times, never to be seen as a bum or unshaven. That sucked. I’ll never sign one of those again.
Parsing...notice he was restricting his declaration to the present.
LOL! Quite Clintonesque.