Skip to comments.[Contract ended May 20, 2012] UA Statement Regarding Former Adjunct Lecturer Adam Smith
Posted on 08/02/2012 8:28:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
Adam Smith held an appointment as an Adjunct Lecturer, Finance (non-tenure eligible) in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona from January 2, 2012, to May 20, 2012. He presently holds no appointment with the University.
The University of Arizona strives to provide an environment where a free and respectful exchange of ideas is valued and encouraged. We strive to have a workforce that is diverse and respectful of different viewpoints and where opinions are respected.
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The more I think about Chick-fil-a's bigotry, the sadder I am. And all the support they are getting from bigots and racists, it's... wow, just wow. Who would have thought that in XXI century, USA still is such a closed minded, reactionary place.
Actually, another thing that motivated me is that my 17 year old daughter got a summer job at CFA a couple of months ago. Knowing her demeanor this is just the way she & most of her fellow workers would have handled this jerk.
She busted her tail yesterday working 10 hours until 9:30pm. Then she woke up at 5am this morning to open at 6am.
Hey, I love ABBA and like the BG’s.
Publicly humiliating one’s employer often has unpleasant consequences. I am transitioning to full-time consulting, and have gone out of my way to not embarrass my current employer - for this very reason.
Good on your daughter! She’s a hard worker and you should be proud of her as I know you are.
I don’t have FB so apparently can’t get to his comments.
Did his page really say “Interested in: Men” or was that a joke?
How much did that “free water” cost, Mr. Smith?
Maybe he was just fired because he was supposed to be at work instead of waiting in line for free water, LOL.
support they are getting from bigots and racists,
Sure, I'm a racist. Fish belly white middle aged veteran. Last girlfriend's family came from Trinidad/Tobago. Sure. I'm racist. NOT.
I hope that he burned up an hour of gas & company time.
I shouldn’t have been drinking while reading this.
Wow. Thanks for confirming.
Well, he certainly was fired up in that video.
They really don't like to be called sodomites.
Kinda reminds me of Islams who really don't like to be called Mohammedans.
“Somebody needs to find out how many conservatives live in AZ and then match that percentage to the number of conservative professors. If those percents don’t match it’s discrimination.”
Arizona is pretty conservative, but Tucson isn’t. Why you ask? Because it’s home to U of A, and that turd blossom sheriff, Clarence Dupnik!
Correction, should read
"We fired him because people found out he was a jack***, and to save our own sorry a**es, and to stop the sure to follow headaches of annoying phone calls and emails.
(This in no way means we disagree with Mr. Smith, but we find it convenient to sacrifice one of our own to save our own jobs.)"
Wow. That facebook page is hardcore stuck on stupid.
I have never seen anyone refer the the 21st century with Roman numerals. Ever. Though Adam Smith’s stupidity and elitism seem to know no bounds.
Now he's just fired.
And apparently, he only signed up for FB yesterday?
Hahahaha! GOOD find!!!!
I'm get tired of having to explain this. "Free Speach" provides protection against the GOVERNMENT from punishing free speach. It does not apply to a private enterprise, who can fire anyone for saying something they don't like unless their employment contract says otherwise. (The university - as a state actor - would have been bound by the First, except he didn't work there since May 2012. Also, even they can fire someone for being a jerk aka embarassing the university if the employment agreement includes suitable provisions.)
Vietnam Vets for Obama?
Was he even born at the time of Vietnam?
CFO (glorified bookkeeper?) hudddled in a backroom, out of the public's and employees' eye for good reason.
He wanted some recognition.
Because, as has been noted elsewhere, the First Amendment applies only to government action. There is no right to free speech on private property and there is no right to free speech that is injurious to an individual's private employer. That employer may choose to tolerate said speech but is under no legal obligation to do so.
There are plenty more like him at that school. The sodomite community knows it as a very desirable campus. They keep the godforsaken, desert institution viable.
That was an OUTSTANDING post.
Current City: Tucson, Arizona
Interested In: Men
I thought he told the Chick-Fil-A associate that he WAS NOT a homosexual ... so why does it say he is interested in men on his Facebook page?
Well, he is an Obama supporter. Maybe Obama inspired him.
That may well be but Vante a medical device company where this turd was the CFO booted him after finding out about this little incident.
Don’t know about anyone else but this guy looks light in the loafers (as well as brains) to me
LOL. I’ll admit it’s one of those words I consistently brain-fart when typing on my (ancient tiny screened) BlackBerry. Dunno why. Just a thing...
When you get fired for cause, the state can deny you unemployment compensation. I’d be very surprised if he actually receives it once his employer points out why he was fired.
Believe it or not, even the federal government fires employees for electioneering in the workplace or via government equipment or gov’t vehicles. Those are violations of the Hatch Act. (Having a political Bumper sticker on your personal car in the Govt parking lot is OK). I’m not suggesting that the Democrats don’t violate the Hatch Act on a daily basis, but if some Kool-Aid drinker uses his govt computer to spam his co-workers with “Re-elect Obama” email, and it gets reported, that worker is going to get fired.
His bio and contact info were still on the school website through part of the day yesterday. I called the number listed for the bully and was told "he is not in today". Not a response I would expect for somebody whose contract expired 10 weeks ago.
Your link is broke
Hahaha...that jumped right out at me, too.
And their dismissal was upheld ...
I’m an adjunct and I sign a contract for the classes I teach on a per semester basis. I’m sure most other schools handle adjuncts in the same way.
It looks like the bozo only taught one class one time. I’d be surprised if he was offered anything in the upcoming Fall semester cause business school tend to run a bit more conservative than other areas. If he was teaching something in the humanities area, I’m sure he’d be welcomed back.
Seems like his association with UA ceased a little over a month ago.
The way I read it was he was contracted to lecture Spring term 2012.
In all likelhood he would have received a similar contract 2013. In betwixt time the University was carrying him on the faculty list as an adjunct lecturer - doesn't cost anything and gives both him and the Universty minor kudos.
Yesterday they deleted and distanced themselves from him.
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