A Tucson man lost his job as chief financial officer at a medical manufacturing firm this week after posting a video of himself ambushing Chick-fil-A on Wednesday as a counter-act to Chick-fil-A "Appreciation" Day. Adam Smith shot a video of himself asking for a free cup of water in the Chick-fil-A drive-through and then berating the employee for her company's anti-gay marriage stance making it "a horrible corporation with horrible values." When the employee, who declares that she's uncomfortable being videotaped, wishes Smith a nice day, he responds:
I will. I just did something really good. I feel purposeful, thank you so much. I'm a nice guy by the way. And I'm totally heterosexual. Not a gay in me. I just can't stand the hate, you know? It's gotta stop. You gotta stop, guys. Stand up.
The video, of course, got back to his employers, and they didn't exactly fire him but came to a "mutual" decision for him to step down. Said his boss: "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." Here's the offending video:
Video: Adam M. Smith's Reduce $'s to Chick-Fil-A's Hate Groups
· Adam M. Smith's Reduce $'s to Chick-Fil-A's Hate Groups [YouTube]
· Tucson Exec Loses Job Over Anti-Chick-fil-A Rant [Arizona Daily Star]