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Man Who Bullied Chick-Fil-A Employee Gets Fired

TommyD6of11 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 6:15 PM
I AM A PROUD CONSERVATIVE AND, IT IS WRONG FOR VANTE TO FIRE MR SMITH. Freedom of Speech, means freedom to speak one's mind. Mr. Smith's tone was hardly that egregious. His point that it is wrong to work for an unethical [his opinion, not mine] company is logically reasonable. I feel the same way towards ACORN and Planned Parenthood. It offends me that an Americans was fired for making unpopular political statements or for doing so in a manner deemed unacceptable. C’mon Conservatives. If we fail to defend Mr. Smith’s free speech, then what right do we have to our own?
algae Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 12:10 PM
You're no conservative "DummyD", that much is obvious.

I personally would have never hired "Mr. Smith" in the first place. No place of business needs that kind of person in employ. It was his choice to film his assault (remember what assault IS libtroll?), took credit for it and only tried to backtrack when it became apparent to him that it failed to provoke in the way he anticipated.

Obviously someone who feels the need to assault others cannot be expected to have respect for co-workers, be able to participate as part of a team or even be capable encouraging the performance of other employee's by recognizing their accomplishments.

Vante did the appropriate thing in firing the miscreant.
Brhurdle Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 4:07 PM
I beg to disagree with your opinion. Mr. Smith did much more than express his opinion - he harassed a low level employee who has absolutely no say in the company's policies and was probably not even aware of them. He then posted the video on the internet (which appeared to be boasting) which put his employer at risk when he was recognized and their voice mail system was incapacitated by the volume of complaints. Mr.Smith brought dishonor and undesired attention to his employer. This is unacceptable behavior for a janitor let alone an officer of the company.
NormRx Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 8:51 AM
When will people understand that freedom of speech means the GOVERNMENT cannot censor speech. Companies, parents and businesses can.
Joseph64 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 8:19 PM
What is so hard to understand about a business not wanting a hatemonger representing them to their clients? They had sufficient just cause to fire him. His freedom of speech is not at issue here. His gross mistreatment of another human being for no reason other than to get his jollies is the issue.
pol_junkie Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 8:18 PM
Vance is a private business concern. Mr. Smith is a private citizen. Both exercised their rights.

Mr. Smith exercised his right of free speech. They exercised their rights as a business to terminate the employment of someone they believed would harm the company's reputation and bottom line. If I understand this correctly, Mr. Smith held a senior position in the company. This is not at all unexpected.
Lance61 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 8:00 PM
They had no choice! They're in BUSINESS, and this clown could have seriously damaged future business. I ALSO have the freedom to do business with whom I chose.

I DO business with as many Christian concerns as I can. I have NO contracts or business dealings with businesses owned or run by liberals, if at all possible.

The man, Adam Smith, who berated a Chick-fil-a employee in Tucson, Ariz. is probably regretting the fact that he recorded the encounter and posted it on You Tube -- whether or not he feels sorry about doing it is another story. The original post, “Reduce $’s to Chick-Fil-A’s Hate Groups” was removed, but not before others were able to copy and repost it. After going viral, the medical supplies manufacturer Vante, where Smith was the CFO/treasurer, fired him.  

On Thursday, Katie brought you the story but here’s the video again: