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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:13 PM

Exec Bullies Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It

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Adam Smith, former CFO and treasurer of medical supplies manufacturer Vante, caused quite a stir today when he put up a video of himself bullying a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee in Tucson on YouTube.

Smith berates the worker about her company in the video, which was initially titled ”Reduce $’s to Chick-Fil-A’s Hate Groups.” It has since been taken down (though others have uploaded it too).

"I don't know how you live with yourself and work here," he tells the employee at the window. "I don't understand it. This is a horrible corporation with horrible values. You deserve better,"

”I’m a nice guy, by the way … totally heterosexual," he continues. "Not a gay in me, I just can’t stand the hate.”

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OK- this guy is a jerk and if you want to see how NOT to influence people watch the video. The CFA worker is a class act.

BTW, the reason he is the "former CFO" is that he got fired for this incident.



http://www.businessinsider.com/vante-cfo-bullies-chick-fil-a-worker-then-promptly-gets-fired-for-it-2012-8

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Reply Exec Bullies Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It (Original post)
kelly1mm Aug 2012 OP
sadbear Aug 2012 #1
hack89 Aug 2012 #4
Seeking Serenity Aug 2012 #19
richmwill Aug 2012 #2
ret5hd Aug 2012 #6
sadbear Aug 2012 #8
cali Aug 2012 #11
slackmaster Aug 2012 #12
JVS Aug 2012 #13
kelly1mm Aug 2012 #14
arely staircase Aug 2012 #18
UnrepentantLiberal Aug 2012 #22
pecwae Aug 2012 #25
JHB Aug 2012 #26
dballance Aug 2012 #3
kelly1mm Aug 2012 #5
bunnies Aug 2012 #7
slackmaster Aug 2012 #9
CurtEastPoint Aug 2012 #10
WolverineDG Aug 2012 #15
Ruby the Liberal Aug 2012 #16
aikoaiko Aug 2012 #17
-..__... Aug 2012 #20
Zalatix Aug 2012 #24
Macoy51 Aug 2012 #27
Taverner Aug 2012 #21
UnrepentantLiberal Aug 2012 #23
Taverner Aug 2012 #29
raccoon Aug 2012 #28

Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:15 PM

1. Rule #1

Don't ever take it out on workers.

I'm happy he got fired. Dumbass misdirected his anger at a more than likely innocent person.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:31 PM

4. Rule #2 - if you do don't record it. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:46 PM

19. Rule #3 -- And if you MUST record it,

DON'T UPLOAD IT TO FREAKIN' YOU TUBE!

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:23 PM

2. Good- I'm glad he was fired.

What an asshole. Berating and harassing innocent workers, a young girl working for near minimum-wage, is not the right way to get your message across.

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Response to richmwill (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:39 PM

6. would you work for the AFA and call yourself innocent?

would you work for stormfront and call yourself innocent?
would you work for the klan and call yourself innocent?
would you work for westboro baptist and cal yourself innocent?

regardless of the wages, would you call yourself innocent? i wouldn't/couldn't.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:41 PM

8. Most fast food workers aren't devious.

They just want to eke out a living. Give the workers a break.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:46 PM

11. oh for fuck's sake.

I don't think SPLC will be adding chick-fil-a to their hate group list any time soon.

And you bet your ass I'd call a fast food worker innocent. at least in the sense you're talking about.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:47 PM

12. That reasoning is used by radical anti-abortion people who kill anyone who works at a clinic

 

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:49 PM

13. Clue for you: people working for minimum wage don't get to be choosy about their jobs.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:50 PM

14. Do you REALLY think doing this and then posting it online

was the best way to support the cause? Was it even neutral? I think not. This asshat, to make himself feel important, berated a line worker and though so highly of himself that he decided to share it with the world by posting it on FB.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:34 PM

18. wage slaves can't run away

you realise that someone working for peanuts at a place like that could possibly face homelssness if they were to quit?

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:02 AM

22. Do you think she even new anything about this controversy

 

Last edited Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:47 AM - Edit history (1)

a few weeks ago?

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 06:17 AM

25. Stop it!

That's not even an argument. People are in desperate financial straits, but you expect them to hang their heads in shame because you tell them so? Do what you want, call yourself whatever you please, but there are people struggling to survive and need any job that comes their way. This purity bullshit is just that.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 06:30 AM

26. When I worked for Dominos Pizza (another outfit with a RW owner)...

...I called it "needing a job to pay my bills".

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:28 PM

3. What an ASS - and a horrible representative of those of us who are against the CFA chain

I almost couldn't make it to the part of the video where he accosted the poor worker. He was such an obnoxious ass from the beginning of the video I just about had to stop it.

Just what "difference" did he think he was going to make by his verbally defecating in a drive-thru at a Chick-Fil-A? All he did by his actions and then posting online is give the Bill O'Reilly, Glen Beck, Limbaugh, Savage, and FOX talking heads a clip of what they will say is a typical person in the anti-Dan Cathy/Chick-Fil-A Corporate group of people.

If this isn't playing on some FOX show this evening or on FOX and Friends in the morning I'll be shocked.

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:32 PM

5. It was almost so stereotypical of what Fox portrays liberals as that I thought it may have been

faked. Apparently not. Self-important prick!

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:39 PM

7. "not a gay in me"

whoa dude. TMI.

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:44 PM

9. He harassed a teenage girl and held up the line for other customers

 

What a MAN!

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:44 PM

10. Ruh roh. That co. website is 'over capacity' I'm sure the thumpers are congratulating the co.

for firing him.

Which I think was OK because he was a total jerk.

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:51 PM

15. what a guy

going after a minimum wage employee. Glad he got fired for going after the wrong target.

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:13 PM

16. I hate people like this guy.

Entitled SOB, feels like its his role to treat people however the fuck he wants to.

I hope he rots in his newly found unemployed state, and good on the board (or owner?) for making such a swift decision.

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:23 PM

17. What a schmuck.



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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:02 PM

20. "I don't know how you live with yourself and work here,"... "You deserve better," ...

 

Ok... self-righteous, dickwad... instead of trying to humiliate/embarrass/put her on the hot seat, you could have put your money where your mouth is by offering her a "better" job at your company.

As CFO/management... he was certainly in a position and had some authority to hire her for a better paying job, but he didn't.

He would have been a hero instead of a heel.

Fuck'em.

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Response to -..__... (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:43 AM

24. DAMNED good alternative idea.

 

Lure her away with a better job... would have made a HELL of an impact.

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Response to -..__... (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 06:49 AM

27. Great Idea ..___... !

 

Great idea ..___..., imagine if instead of coming across as a total jerk, he showed compassion. In a ‘more in sorrow, then ager” tone he could have told the girl why working at CFA was wrong, then concluded by telling her she is better than this and offer her a entry level/internship with his company.

It would have framed the discussion in terms of how compassionate the pro-equality side is and how petty CFA is. The internet would go crazy with how cool he was…not to mention he would still have a job.


Macoy

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:05 PM

21. Sounds like: false flag?

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #21)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:07 AM

23. Is everything a false flag with you?

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #23)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:46 PM

29. Are you opposed to thinking critically or something?

 

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Response to kelly1mm (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 07:03 AM

28. Made my day! A bully finally gets what he deserves.


I say one litmus test of a person's character is how s/he treats people who aren't in a position to fight back, or are of lower status.




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