Skip to comments.The Blaze Interviews the Guy Fired for Berating a Chick-fil-A Employee
Posted on 08/03/2012 12:54:47 PM PDT by Houmatt
Should someone be fired from their job and threatened with violence, torture, even death because they have an opinion different than yours? Of course not. And yet, that is what Adam M. Smith of Arizona says happened to him.
Adam Smiths life has been turned upside-down in the 36 hours that followed his posting the video of his protest at Chick-fil-A, which involved letting a young, female employee at the drive-thru know what he thinks about the company.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
Second, he attempts to place at least some of the blame at the feet of his "inspiration," Jackson Pearce. While I strongly recommend you watch the video posted at the Blaze website that she created, I also beseech you to look at the follow-up, which can be found HERE. See if you notice the same things I did.
I don’t believe him that he has been threatened.
Oh, cry me a river.
Hope he likes ramen noodles seven days a week. LOSER!
Liberals have a really hard time with irony, don't they?
The 'invisible hand' smacks down a fool who doesn't understands market forces.
Claiming that they’ve received death threats is an age old tactic of the left used to evoke sympathy and shame their opponents into silence.
This guy was fired because he took out his frustration on a young employee instead of dealing with the Chick-Fil-A corporate management in a proper fashion. He was rude, obviously trying to elicit a response from the woman that he could get here in trouble on, and should know better for the level position he held. Would he want public person doing this to one of his employees?
The guy’s a jerk and deserved what he got. The Blaze is a left wing tool and will do anything, say anything, to trash America and Americans. They, and Smith are two of a kind. Bigoted, socialist liars.
In the old days, Adam would have been taught a lesson in getting his butt kicked by a boy friend or brother. AAHHH for the old days.
If he was threatened he needs to call the police. I doubt the claim. A guy that creepy could easily be a liar too.
Yeah, I see “gay” guys hanging from the branches of trees every day. /sarc
Yeah, especially with their track record of going after Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk radio.
He is lucky that he does not live in a more chivalric age, or the consequences might be a bit more severe than losing a job.
He would never have been fired, except he was stupid enough to post a video of it on Youtube.
And that set forth a chain of events that led to the door of his employer.
In other words, he was an idiot for not just leaving it at the drive-thru window.
Isn't The Blaze Glenn Beck's thing?
I didn’t want to register in order to leave a comment, but their “poll” is ridiculous. “Is it un-American, to be fired,arrested,threaten(sic) in any way, for making known your beliefs?” They’re too stupid to differentiate between GOVERNMENT actions and private actions.
He makes a big deal out of being married with 4 kids —hey it’s GREAT he adopted, but is he married to a woman or a MAN....?
Because I suspect he is married to man.
I think he’s a militant gay guy who “married” and is looking after these poor kids.
Why doesn’t the COLLEGE also fire him, huh?
“...The Blaze is a left wing tool...
WOW! You no NOTHING about The Blaze, do you?!
It’s simple. He wasn’t fired for his opinions. He was fired because as an executive representative of his company he pushed his opinions on an innocent bystander in a threatening and inappropriate manner that reflected poorly on his employer.
Too bad he is such a moron; no tears shed-—ever.
Adam is a poor decision maker. Based on the judgement he used and the actions he took, I do not believe he is qualified to be a CFO.
Beck’s folks are an odd lot. Now they are pushing a sympathetic angle with this douche, just to be different.
He is a liar along with everything else.
Not that I’m aware of.
I can’t believe that a corporate executive would think that this type of public behavior wouldn’t backfire on him or his company. I suppose it’s just another indicator (like the video wasn’t enough) of how arrogant and self-centered this guy truly is.
I believe him that some crank probably called or emailed him to threaten him. But I doubt it really bothered him. 99.999999999% of these types of threats aren’t carried out. I find it hard to find any sympathy for this self-centered bully.
Rookie mistake there, FReeper. If I were you, I'd duck for cover.
He was a high-level exec at IBM and this last company. He likely has millions in the bank.
WOW! you KNOW NOTHING about The Blaze, do you?!
The Blaze is a Glenn Beck creation run by Scott Baker. It is in no way a left wing tool.
“The Blaze is a left wing tool and will do anything, say anything, to trash America and Americans”
Ha! Uh...you might want to look into that, Hombre.
All that plus he deserves a Darwin award for making a video of himself doing it and then posting on youtube. I didn't think anyone over twelve years old could be so stupid. As a fellow accounting/finance professional I am insulted.
"Hey! I'm the victim here.....!!"
Probably mentioned before but I want to see an interview with the young lady who was working the window.
Well, more accurately, fired for posting it on YouTube in a manner that made it easy to find the originator and the company he worked for. Had he never posted that video, he'd still be berating others with his opinion AND enjoying his cushy job.
Least he's still got his opinion!
I'm waiting to see if he steers into the skid or just chases this wreck off the cliff. LOL
This guy is incredibly immature for the CFO of a company. I can’t imagine someone in his position who is unaware that actions on his part the reflect poorly on his employer might have serious repercussions.
He is the one who harassed a low-level employee who was just doing her job. He is the one who berated someone who has absolutely no input on company policy. He is the one who targeted a company that has never been accused of discrimination in hiring or in serving customers. And he is the one who documented his poor judgement on the web. And he is the one who embarrassed his employer that they had such a selfish, mean, self-important jerk in their company.
Trying to drum up a micro-gram of sympathy, trying, trying. Sorry, that request timed out.
True, but it being made public gave them no choice because of how he conducted himself. Had he made his point in a reasonable manner, not abusive and condescending as he was, he may not have been fired. But he went overboard and that's what did him in.
It's bad enough for the CFO of a corporation to post a video of himself on Youtube, especially under such circumstances, it's unpardonable to show intolerance and overbearing disgust toward someone who isn't responsible for corporate policy or decisions. He should know better. He didn't, and he got what he deserved.
There is a woman listed on his property address.
SMITH ADAM M & AMY CP/RS
Don’t know what the CP/RS means.
He harassed an employee at Chick-fol-A and then he had the unbelievable stupidity to post the harrassment for the world to see.
A lot of things can be overlooked but gross stupidity in the top management ranks cannot be condoned.
A company cannot set a precedent that stupidity is ok. Otherwise, the management loses all of their rights to discipline employees.
SMITH IS A PANTY—picking on a girl. I’d like to see him waltz up to a 6’5” man whose sporting tattoos on his neck. We’ll see how tough Smith is.
The victimizer becomes the victimized. This daily parade of commie agitprop street theater is getting tiresome.
ahhh, THIS explains it.
No, he is broke with three properties in foreclosure.
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer gay!
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