Chick-fil-A Guy Adam M. Smith Loses Job

Chick-fil-A Guy Adam M. Smith Loses Job

We’ve all seen the video of Mr. Smith berating the Chick-fil-A employee at the drive thru. : Well, that’s landed him in some trouble. : Mr. Smith is no longer CFO of Vante. : As reported by Market Watch, Smith’s former employer released this announcement:

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.

SOURCE: Vante, Inc.

Concerning his Adjunct Lecturer position at Eller College, the University of Arizona, which is part of the institution,: released this statement:

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.

Yes, Mr. Smith has hit hard times. : The Blaze took account of this highlighting that:

  • He has lost his job as Chief Financial Officer at Vante. (Smith claims that he was not given a chance to really explain himself before being terminated)
  • His family has been threatened with violence and death. (At one point, his email account was getting 3 messages a minute, mostly vulgar and threatening)
  • Because his home address was made public, he cannot live in his house. (And Mr. Smith is a married father of four — two of his children are adopted, special needs kids.)
  • Smith said that his original intent was to follow guidelines laid out in an online video, which included quoting a scripture.

This situation is regrettable, but at the same time, was completely avoidable.


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