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Does Chick-fil-A controversy risk turning off young employees?
Washington Post ^ | 8/3/12 | Jena McGregor

Posted on 08/03/2012 2:09:25 PM PDT by DallasBiff

Who knows whether or not Cathy’s remarks will create risks for his sales over the long term—a temporary boost appears to be underway, and customers can have short-term memories. But at a time when young people increasingly support same-sex marriage, what kind of risks do they create for the company’s pool of potential employees?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; economy; generationgap; generationy; homosexualagenda; millenials; obama; traditionalvalues
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Sheesh Ms. McGregor did it ever occur to your pointed head that the young workers are happy to have a job in this depression like Obama economy and are thankful for the huge response to Chick Fil A appreciation day.
1 posted on 08/03/2012 2:09:32 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

No,the opposite will be true.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 2:11:13 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: DallasBiff

Let them go. There are plenty of good people praying for good jobs.


3 posted on 08/03/2012 2:11:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: rsobin

The kind of young people that seek jobs at CFA are generally from evangelical, bible believing homes.

And this whole notion that more and more people are supporting gay “marriage” is simply a lie.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 2:14:23 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: DallasBiff

Sheesh! Boys like girls and girls like boys! Except some 2% of boys and girls who don’t don’t know what they are!


5 posted on 08/03/2012 2:14:39 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: DallasBiff

It won’t turn off the Christian kids, you idiot

I’d rather work in that type of environment that with a bunch of pansy, self-hating, limp wristers. And most people would


6 posted on 08/03/2012 2:15:52 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: DallasBiff
Clearly the reporter has no clue WHO works at CFA.

A huge number are drawn from churches.

Our church youth group is disproportionally represented at the local Chick Fil A.

During Wednesday's mega crush, the employees where amazing and polite, same for today's aftershock.

7 posted on 08/03/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT by JOAT
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To: DallasBiff

Idiotic article! If customers have short memories, kids looking for their first job have even shorter ones.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 2:16:29 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: DallasBiff

Maybe I’m obtuse but 1. I don’t think young people will put gay marriage in front of their own need for a paycheck in this economy (or any economy, for that matter) and 2. I have never really bought this idea that young people all support gay marriage, having grown up being taught that gays were normal.

In fact, they may be lying to pollsters. They may have been turned off by having this in their face growing up.
They may be ready for a back lash.

I could be wrong, but I don’t think so-—youth has a way of changing their opinions overnight anyway.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: DallasBiff

This article is a bigger stretch than Jack LaLane ever took.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 2:18:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: DallasBiff

“Does Chick-fil-A controversy risk turning off young employees?”

Dear Pandertard,

I realize it’s not convenient to your agenda however, anyone considering working a counter at a fast food joint probably has bigger problems than caring if their employer does or doesn’t want to celebrate men sticking their penises in each others anuses.


11 posted on 08/03/2012 2:20:05 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: DallasBiff

Jena McGregor, in the long term, what kind of future do you have at the WP with the company losing huge amounts of money every quarter? Will you still have your job at the WP next year? Please advise.


12 posted on 08/03/2012 2:20:05 PM PDT by conservativehoosier
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To: DallasBiff
"Sheesh Ms. McGregor did it ever occur to your pointed head that the young workers are happy to have a job in this depression like Obama economy and are thankful for the huge response to Chick Fil A appreciation day."

No. It will never occur to Ms McGregor. Her political prism will not permit an insight such as that.

13 posted on 08/03/2012 2:21:42 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: DallasBiff
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14 posted on 08/03/2012 2:25:34 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: DallasBiff

The poor pathetic excuse for a newspaper.

Oh, they’ve tried to destroy Chick-fil-A, but it failed miserably.

The funny thing about all of this, I had not been to Chick-fil-A for awhile before this week. Twice this week. I really did forget how delicious the chicken sandwich with that little pickle can be. Now, this family will frequent, regularly, Chick-fil-A.


15 posted on 08/03/2012 2:25:43 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: DallasBiff

Actually, I don’t think a lot of people give a fig what the perverts do, except when:
(1) we are paying for it, and;
(2) the try to force their lack of values on the rest of us.

Given that, it leaves only that they are starved for attention and want to sock the adults.

They will never win the “hearts and minds” of most of America, even though their attempts grow ever more frequent.

Any book on basic anatomy, or even plumbing, proves they are wrong.


16 posted on 08/03/2012 2:26:30 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: DallasBiff

“But at a time when young people increasingly support same-sex marriage”

The issue is not “same-sex marriage.” The issues is changing the definition of marriage to accomodate a fringe group with no capacity to even form a multi-generational family. The media doesn’t seem to get that. The issue clearly isn’t supporting something—it’s about changing something.

I’d call it perverting something, frankly.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 2:27:11 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: DallasBiff

“But at a time when young people increasingly support same-sex marriage”

The issue is not “same-sex marriage.” The issues is changing the definition of marriage to accomodate a fringe group with no capacity to even form a multi-generational family. The media doesn’t seem to get that. The issue clearly isn’t supporting something—it’s about changing something.

I’d call it perverting something, frankly.


18 posted on 08/03/2012 2:27:35 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: DallasBiff
If I were Dan Cathy, I don't think I'd want to attract any employees like "Adam Smith".


19 posted on 08/03/2012 2:27:53 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: DallasBiff

It’s a McJob, they average 300% annual turnover, they pretty much expect the employees to hate the job, finding the next wave is never difficult.


20 posted on 08/03/2012 2:30:36 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: swpa_mom

I admit, I’d never been before this controversy.

I’ve gone 4 times this week alone. Even took my camera today to take pics of the lines and the “protesters”

Amazingly, ZERO “protesters” had the “balls” to show up. Such little cowards in the face of opposition


21 posted on 08/03/2012 2:31:15 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: DallasBiff
But at a time when young people increasingly support same-sex marriage

The only one's who believe that are those who've been totally brainwashed by leftist teachers at government public schools and college academia, which happen to be full of commies and liberal intolerant zombies.

22 posted on 08/03/2012 2:32:46 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion or tools of deceit)
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To: rsobin
No,the opposite will be true.

I agree. Chick-fil-A can't discriminate in their hiring, but attracting a higher proportion of God-fearing Christians into their applicant pool can NOT be a bad thing.

23 posted on 08/03/2012 2:35:08 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: DallasBiff

Jena McGregor doesn’t have a clue. Where does she think the phrase, “that’s gay” came from? Well Jena, it’s an expression that kids originated, which crept into common usage.

Like has been stated on the thread, there are only maybe 2% of kids who have any real mental disturbance over ‘the birds and the bees’.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 2:35:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: DallasBiff
Who knows whether or not Cathy’s remarks will create risks for his sales over the long term...

Well, this writer and others of her ilk can always hope...

25 posted on 08/03/2012 2:37:08 PM PDT by Will88
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To: DallasBiff

Forgive them. They were ordered to write the article. Reporters for the NY Time, Washington Post, and other progressive media do not have control over the content of their columns. They are told what to write and the only creativity allowed is in the viciousness and vileness of the content.


26 posted on 08/03/2012 2:37:35 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: DallasBiff
Pulling out all the stops, aren't they? The Times implies the food isn't safe, the Post, that standing up to outrageous activist bullying is demotivating and never mind who started the bullying in the first place. I wonder when we're going to get the article that states that any restaurant that draws that many lines of cars and customers should be shut down in the interest of public safety? "Nobody goes there no more," sez Yogi, "it's too crowded."

The hate campaign failed, and what we are hearing is the sloppy flailing of the corpse that doesn't know it's dead yet. It's pretty funny if you have a touch of sadism in your sense of humor. I do.

27 posted on 08/03/2012 2:38:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: MrB
And this whole notion that more and more people are supporting gay “marriage” is simply a lie.

More young people are supporting gay marriage...they grew up in gay acceptance in the media/culture. Just because your circle of friends and websites you may post on say's otherwise does not mean it is not happening(more gay acceptance)...it is.

Fortune 500 companies don't take dummy pills. Nearly everyone of them has pro gay marketing...they would NOT be doing this if the country was gearing to less gay acceptance.

Don't attack me..I'm just giving you the cold hard truth of what is happening. Again I'm speaking of the younger than 35 set which I am part of. Whether you want to keep you head in the sand is up to you. I respect your opinion.

28 posted on 08/03/2012 2:39:35 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: DallasBiff

In some markets, yes.


29 posted on 08/03/2012 2:39:43 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DallasBiff

Daughter works at a local CFA along with several other friends. They were a bit apprehensive about Weds and the large crowds, but by the end of the night they were excited to be part of history!


30 posted on 08/03/2012 2:39:55 PM PDT by bamafour
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To: MrB

I believe it is too, but it sure isn’t for the lack of trying. They have done everything they can to turn our kids to Leftist anarchist ideology on all levels. Somehow, our kids remain reasonably resilient, and resistant to it.

Evidently parents aren’t obsolete after all Lefties.


31 posted on 08/03/2012 2:39:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: DallasBiff

Hysterical! This hack could not be more uninformed. The contrast between cheerful and clean-cut CFA workers and the dour, surly workers who populate other fast food restaruants here in Atlanta could not be more stark! CFA used to require a recommendation from church leadership to join the team. The type of kids who would be offended by CFA’s stance on this issue would likely not have a prayer of landing a job there anyway. LOL!


32 posted on 08/03/2012 2:45:59 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus (I won't vote for Romney, period. Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is still voting for evil.)
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To: DallasBiff
You mean you might not get this young person to work for you:

And you will have to settle for this?

I think the company will do just fine.

33 posted on 08/03/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: DallasBiff

Simply more leftist blather from WAPO.

To the contrary Chick-fil-A will prosper. Until Wednesday I had never eaten at a CFA. On Weds I bought two sandwiches and $100 of gift cards.

I may not dine that much at CFA in the future, but I will definitely buy their gift cards that I donate to my favorite Christian organizations.

WAPO is only reflecting their own miserable financial prospects. WAPO has turned off their Christian readers and are nearly bankrupt.


34 posted on 08/03/2012 2:50:06 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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Wow, what a joke of an article. Pool of potential employees? For a fast food restaurant? The people in that pool don’t really have any other pool to swim in, so where are they going to “shrink” to, genius?


35 posted on 08/03/2012 2:56:40 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DallasBiff

And the barf alert with the title is where?


36 posted on 08/03/2012 2:59:54 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: DallasBiff
Concern troll doing what concern trolls do.

You don't like Chick-Fil-A? Don't go there.

Otherwise, STFU.

37 posted on 08/03/2012 3:02:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: Will88
"Who knows whether or not Cathy’s remarks will create risks for his sales over the long term..."

" Well, this writer and others of her ilk can always hope..."

On Monday, two black store employees gave me the devil for going to Chick Fil-A; one of them said the business will probably be okay because, quote: "People like you will always go." Ha!

38 posted on 08/03/2012 3:03:59 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: swpa_mom
I was to a CFA ONCE.

About 2-1/2 years ago.

They opened the first one near me (that I know of) 6-12 mos ago.

Until today, I was only at CFA once, because I never really had the opportunity to go. And since I have so many choices for food and so little time, when they did open, I stuck with my regular places.

But because of the situation these last 2-3 weeks, like you, I will be frequenting CFA more often.

And I'm sure there are many more of us out there.

39 posted on 08/03/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: DallasBiff
Does Chick-fil-A controversy risk turning off young employees?

Apparently, the author does not live in the South. Every time our Chick-Fil-A is hiring, they have more young people apply than they can hire. I know this because I go to church with the franchise operator.

40 posted on 08/03/2012 3:15:42 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: DallasBiff
I don't ajust my political or moral beliefs on what”young people increasingly support”! Only an idiot would do that....they have no idea what they want in two weeks let alone the next twenty years.
41 posted on 08/03/2012 3:21:38 PM PDT by ontap
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To: DallasBiff
I don't adjust my political or moral beliefs on what”young people increasingly support”! Only an idiot would do that....they have no idea what they in two weeks let alone the next twenty years.
42 posted on 08/03/2012 3:22:01 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Our man in washington

LOL! That wierdo could never get a job at CFA! Although with a liberal lawyer he could file a lawsuit against CFA for not hiring him if he was a homo.

Actually, some leftist restaurant workers are noted for spitting in their customers food and worse.( Google Jessie Jackson at the Jack Tar Restaurant)

At least at CFA I probably wont have to worry about a food handler who is attracted to another mans anus. That alone is reason to patronize the place!


43 posted on 08/03/2012 3:42:40 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: DallasBiff

Well, Chick-fil-A will be absolutely doubly delighted to see all these liberal, worthless, unaccomplished, perverted, hate-to-work, potentially problematic job applicants self-exclude themselves from the labor pool. CFA can’t then be sued for not hiring them. Expect lots of other employers to learn from this episode.


44 posted on 08/03/2012 3:55:21 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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I didn't read the article. I didn't want to lose my lunch.

As a teen, I worked at a gas station, pharmacy, garbage truck, ditch digger, dead animal patrol for the city, & various other jobs that were less than “fulfilling”.

I don't recall EVER considering the political beliefs of a potential employer.

Are today's kids that much more sophisticated than we were back then? I doubt it.

What we have here is a rich, liberal, politically correct author, who does background checks on potential employers for their spoiled children. She thinks everybody does this, or should.

As for their kids, they have caught on to this, working it to their lazy advantage. “Mommy, Mommy, the bad chicken man hates my queer friends. I CAN'T WORK THERE! Guess I'll just party all summer & after school.”

Whada maroon!

45 posted on 08/03/2012 3:56:14 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: rsobin

Most young people think gay people are pretty gay.


46 posted on 08/03/2012 3:56:21 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (HEY UNION MEMBER: INVEST IN YOUR OWN DAMN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A CHANGE!)
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To: DallasBiff

I bet most of the “young employees” ... because of their age ... saw the YouTube vid of one of their “own” getting blasted by a lib. That’s got to make an impression on a young mind. How many of them could have taken it as gracefully as did that young lady. You won’t hear anything about it, but that young lady is probably a role model in many of their “not-yet-shaped” minds. I’m betting many of them wished they could be like her ... no pro, not con, just lovely and a great representative of Chic-Fil-A ... I hope Mr. Cathy sends her a nice note of appreciation.


47 posted on 08/03/2012 4:50:16 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: DallasBiff

The last time I went, I saw as many older employees as young. I am 50 and these employees were older than me and not management.

Plenty of people will take jobs at Chick_Fil-A regardless.


48 posted on 08/03/2012 4:51:01 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: DallasBiff
Does Chick-fil-A controversy risk turning off young employees?

Jena McGregor, crawling brain-spider, trying to find a fear angle, crawling, crawling, crawling in the dark, dark, dark... a little vermin cappuchino witchette.

49 posted on 08/03/2012 4:58:28 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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No, DallasBiff, that probably did not occur to her!

It probably also does not occur to her that many teenagers start thinking they are “smarter and wiser” than their parents at about age 13. By age 16 most of that group are convinced they are.
Right up to the day they get their first paycheck, and demand to know WHY are there multiple lines of paycheck deductions under taxes! (Some are more prepared than others)
By age 18, they are all starting to seriously reconsider their previous beliefs in deciding exactly what is fair and just, since they dimly perceive they are going to be paying out of their own earned wages for “it” for the rest of their lives.

50 posted on 08/03/2012 5:12:24 PM PDT by sarasmom
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