We have an update on our FAVORITE angry liberal who berated Chick-FIl-A employee on video. It appears that Mr. Adam Smith has been slapped down by the Invisible Hand.
His "FREE Water" at Chick-fil-a yesterday may well have been the most expensive cup of water Adam Smith will ever have as he has lost his job. You would think that the Chief Financial Officer of a multi billion dollar corporation would know better than video his disrespectful exchange with a young woman making minimum wage. She is OBVIOUSLY NOT a person in a position to make company policy.
Now let's take a look at how Adam Smith has damaged his career in a spectacular fashion.
Vante of Tucson, AZ Regrets Actions of Former CFO
Employee Has Left the Company 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.
Roger Vogel, Chairman, President and CEO of Vante, said the decision for Smith to step down was mutual. Vogel said he was “shocked” by the video, which he first discovered when people emailed him a link.
“We obviously found it very disturbing,” Vogel said. “We respect everybody’s ability to share their opinions in the public square and we have a very diverse workforce with a diverse set of opinions. We expect employees to behave in a professional manner that’s commensurate with their positions, and discuss their opinions in a civil fashion. ... We thought what he did was inappropriate.”
Vogel said the company has no stance on the gay marriage issue but has always hade a “good relationship” with Chick-fil-A. He said the company will consider contacting the employee Smith ambushed in an attempt to mend fences.
The University of Arizona also released a statement regarding Mr. Smith.
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.
The fact that Mr. Smith no longer has a job is most unfortunate especially in this economy. It certainly won't help his chances of getting a new job when employers google his name only to see how his behavior may well reflect their corporate bottom line.
He may not have cared about his professional persona but he DID care about whether or not this young lady thought HE might be GAY. ”I’m a nice guy, by the way … totally heterosexual," he continues. "Not a gay in me, I just can’t stand the hate.”
Really? Why did you mention that Adam? Do you HATE homosexuals Adam? Were you concerned other might see the video and think you were gay? Something wrong with being gay?
One more thing, our friend Adam also deleted his Linked-in account but failed to realize that it is cached. Turns out he's an Investment Banker so I'm wondering how that will go over with liberals looking to help him in his career search.