Via Business Insider comes the story of a bully, who picked on a girl working the drive thru at Chick-fil-A. The guy, Adam Smithy is an exec, or should I say WAS an exec at medical supplies manufacturer Vante, until he taped himself being an ass to a girl who is just trying to make a living
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.”
Here is the video
What a gigantic jack wagon! No class at all. Complain to Chick-fil-A, not to a girl ho just works there. And to berate her like tis douche nozzle does? Frankly, he deserved what his company decided to do, which was to fire him!
Here’s the press release from Vante announcing that Smith is “no longer an employee of our company,” effective immediately:
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.
Note, he got canned not for expressing or holding a view. He got canned for bullying and abusive behavior. William Jacobson is not cheering the termination, and asks if he is drawing a moral equivalence somehow
I just can’t cheer. Yes, he brought it on himself.
But aren’t many of the arguments you can make in favor of the termination just variations on the arguments used against conservatives all the time? Where to draw the line certainly is a problem.
Or am I just drawing a false moral equivalence?
Yep! You are sir, you said it yourself, he brought this on himself. He could have expressed his opinion in a myriad of ways. He, and he alone decided to berate a kid for something she has nothing to do with! I know I would not want this clown working for me, making decisions. I know of a man, who was in a position to hire people to be managers for him and his company. He would do the final interview at a restaurant, and he would watch how the potential employee treated the staff. If they were rude, condescending, or abusive, he would disqualify them. He wanted to see how they treated people “under” them. Seems to me that is a great approach.