Skip to comments.Chick-Fil-A'd: Bully Fired After Video Goes Viral
Posted on 08/02/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
Adam Smith, the man who videotaped himself getting free water at a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru just to berate the young woman as been fired.
Smith in his video said he was happy to feel "purposeful" in condemning the Chick-Fil-A employee over CEO Dan Cathy's same-sex-marriage remarks. The video went viral and citizen journalists tracked him down online and grabbed copies of his resume. His employer, Vante, released this statement a bit ago:
Vante of Tucson, AZ Regrets Actions of Former CFO
Employee Has Left the Company TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - The following is a statement from Vante: Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company.
The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner. Vante is an equal opportunity company with a diverse workforce, which holds diverse opinions. 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.
We hope that the general population does not hold Mr. Smith's actions against Vante and its employees.
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He’s “totally heterosexual” and he mentions that he’s doing this because they are against someone “just because (someone) wants to kiss a guy”
Yeah...right. Plus, there is that voice. Poor kids.
I believe he referred to Appreciate Chick-Fil-A Day as National Intolerance Day.
I am willing to wager anyone that if you were a fly on the wall at Vande,this guy is was and always will be a pompus piece of shit that thinks he can(could) do and say whatever and where ever he want.,True,but if you are on the Exec team of a major corp you need to “filter” your actions and hate speech or pay the price.So long ass hole
Adam does need new emplyment. Hmmm. I hear the Chic-filet is growing and may need more window servers. However, I must wonder if he can be sufficently gracious when encountering deliberately rude customers?
“Cant imagine what good thing he possibly thought would come of this.”
I suspect very little thought went into it - he we was blinded by his leftist, self-righteous rage.
Oh, wait..she can sue him for publicly using her image without her express, written consent.
Hope she hires a lawyer.
Adam does need new employment. Hmmm. I hear the Chic-filet is growing and may need more window servers. However, I must wonder if he can be sufficently gracious when encountering deliberately rude customers?
Adam Smith.Joe Blow.who gives a crap
The confectionery industry can use him as a fudge packer.
Any competent employer has an “Employment at will” clause in their Executive contracts. This is dismissal for cause. He can file, he will get jack squat
“Some do not support Smiths being fired as he was on his own time, not on company business.”
That might be a typical opinion for lower level employees, who never really think things through like management must.
This guy was an officer, and the company has customers, and suppliers, auditors, and other employees.
Putting himself out publicly in such a manner can attract a lot of negative attention, and his superiors decided they don’t need the hassle.
The same would have applied had the board of Chik-Fil-A decided to can the COO for his remarks.
Freedom carries consequences.
In my work, I have had dealings with gay people, client, agent, etc. And guess what? It never came up.
People who must bring it up too often, piss others off immensely, I think.
Yep - he was an officer of the company, and as such had an obligation to uphold the integrity/image of the company. Had he been an hourly worker it would be much different - IMO...
Guess the moron should of read his employment contract before making a big deal out of his position to bully a defenseless teen age girl doing her job. He was fired with cause. Yhe company is well within it’s rights to expect a minimal level of professionalism from their Executives. It is one of the reason they get the big pay checks, they are always on duty, they have no “personal time”
Maybe. The far left protects their own. This guy was too obnoxious to keep his beliefs to himself. So they knew what he was and kept him there anyway. It could be that he was very good at his job or it could be all those working with him agreed with him.
If that guy’s straight, as he claims, then I’m the King of England.