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

Did you see this video? According to Business Insider:

“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).”

Why is it important to see this video?  I love it when the smug “customer” explains  he’s getting free water to take money away from Chick-fil-A, and the pats himself on the back after the employee tells him to have a nice day.

“Thank you, I just did something really good,” he replies, “and I feel something purposeful.”


The whole exchange reminds of this Scripture (Isaiah 5:20), especially when you see the marked difference between the way the executive treats the hourly wage earner.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Well, now that he’s lost his job, perhaps it’s good he didn’t waste anything on the drink.

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  • Jada in GA

    Hey Adam! Now that you’ve got some free time coming, perhaps you should go home and rethink your life. THINK. Who was the hater in your video? What does FREE SPEECH and FREEDOM OF RELIGION mean to you? Does someone else have the right to a different FREE SPEECH and FREEDOM OF RELIGION than you? What exactly is FREEDOM, anyway? Go home, and THINK!

  • Adevarul

    WOW! What tolerance and civility from a corporate exec. Vogel absolutely did the right thing by canning this clown immediately. Something tells me Vante’s star just lost some shine with its clients (translation: lost business). After seeing the video, I’d say Roger Vogel needs to hire that young, poised, tolerant woman at Chick-fil-A as his CFO. There can be no reciprocation because the film clearly shows that Adam Smith doesn’t have the skills to hold her job.

    Side note: How about that “higher education” being taught at UofA? Anybody remotely tied to this loser needs to get out their “we are not associated disclaimer” and take proactive measures. Including LBGT – unless they desire this type of representation.

  • Tim Avers

    I applaud this young lady for her composure and courage. It’s obvious that she felt under pressure, perhaps even threatened. And while Smith is filled with glee for “students” he thinks may have a sit-in, he shows a total lack of empathy for the recipient of his tirade. If you don’t like what a corporation does, write a letter. Don’t verbally assail a young person!

  • Lord Valiant

    Bullies are bullies regardless their beliefs. This man should be ashamed and should use his lost fortune as reason to reflect on the course of his life. Even if a young girl works for a company one disagrees with- when on earth did it become acceptable to harangue a young woman with no control over the policy of her employer?

    When did fast food associates have enough clout to influence the opinions of the highest levels of a franchised company’s -corporate- inner circle? In a poor economy many are thankful to work any job at all- even for folk they would otherwise disagree with as private citizens. Even if a person disagrees with the company’s owner that doesn’t transubstantiate the associate into said owner.

  • Blog Goliard

    As good as it is to see a creep get his comeuppance, I’m not entirely certain that firing him was a proportionate response.

    Maybe I’m too much of a softie; or maybe I’ve spent too long in jobs with low pay but decent job security…but I don’t like seeing anyone’s livelihood threatened by being caught up in this insane kerfuffle.

    • Blog Goliard

      (Well, except for the politicians who made threats ranging from the stupid to the unconstitutional to the crypto-fascist. They should all be returned–or, in some cases, introduced–to the private sector forthwith.)

    • jdlunday

      He started it.
      He has a big fowl mouth.
      I would fire him for being such a creep.
      I stay away from people like him.

    • Ivan

      Someone like this is not managerial material. How could he get this so wrong? He thought posting this video made him look good. Man, it’s not that often you come across someone so out of touch. What an inflated ego he has to think that what he was doing is right. This is what’s wrong with the world nowadays. People believe they can do anything they want if it’s in support of ‘a good cause’.

  • JohnT

    You’re ignorance, lack of class and false bravado are staggering. You are a small, little man to pick on this hard working young lady. HOW DARE YOU! If this were my daughter that you bullied, I would hunt you down til my dying day and haunt you for the rest of your miserable life. You are a bottom feeding maggot who deserves nothing good in life. Karma. It won’t end with you losing your job. Tred carefully………….very carefully!
    I hope this message somehow finds you and that you reply. I’d love to meet you to show you first hand what a man you’re not. You sicken me….. Come bully me you jerk….

    • Greg
      • tensigh

        Did you notice how his interests include North Korea, Ephebophilia and LGBT Democrats? What a sick-o. (Ephebophilia is adults interested in sexual relationships with children from 15 to adults up to 19).

      • txtiger

        He needs to edit his profile and delete “CFO and Treasurer.”

  • tensigh

    I love how he brow beats a young lady who’s just doing her job in the name of fighting against “hate”.

    What a loser.

    • Nancy Wehrheim

      Well this poor man needs prayer, as he is deceived, as well as, unable to differentiate between an individual’s right to free speech as to advocating FOR an INSTITUTION, MARRIAGE, as opposed to the lie that Mr. Cathy is against gay PEOPLE. What if he were against animal + people marriage, would that mean that he would be against dogs and cats? No. One can be FOR gay people as human beings, caring for them as Judeo-Christian values mandate, but be still for heterosexual marriage. There is a difference between institutions and individuals.

  • Casey

    Kudos, young lady on your maturity and courtesy. Your response shows good training and thoughtful handling of a horrible situation. I think very few young people could have handled that so well.

    Many people tend to forget that a morel judgement does not necessarily include hate of a person who does not measure up. Marraige is a bedrock of our society.

    On the other hand, there should be no penalty for two people who wish to share a contractual relationship by the Federal, state or local government. If a married couple can get a tax break, then any couple should be able to get that tax break. Such is the hypocrisy of our society.

    This is not the same as same sex marraige.

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  • andy

    he showed poor judgement in wasting his time to take a cup from chickfila then show a video of himself getting great service while acting like a fool thinking that would somehow make chickfila look bad??? He is out of touch with reality and not very smart or, wise with his time obviously he is not CFO material. I am sure the students were going for some nuggets.

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  • Ivan

    What a coward and a nonce! I’m glad he got fired. She shouldn’t have asked people to forgive him. If the window-server had been a bloke, he probably wouldn’t have done that. What a pussy, and what a dumbass to video it not realising that he’s the bad guy in this! IDIOT!