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2012-08-03 07:27:52 AM  
1 - "I wonder if they're doing a sit-in. I might just join them." Hey- dumbass, what if the sit-in is in DEFENSE of their anti-gay stance?

2 - This guy was SO THIRSTY that he endured a huge line at the drive-thru for his free cup of water, and he just so happened to record the event on his whatever-he-used-to-record-the-event-on. This is a guy who, he, himself, is so full of LOVE as to go out of his way to share his feelings with the nasty minimum wage employee at the window. What a guy.

3 - "Anti-gay breakfast sandwich always tastes better when it's full of hate." Seems to me that this dope has at least as much hate as he claims Chick-fil-A exhibits.

4 - Lastly, why is sexual preference even an issue? So, the CEO said something that everybody would have been in complete agreement with 50 years ago, only now we're more enlightened. In not changing their personal views I think they should be admired & respected, not ridiculed.

Mobs don't rule.
 
2012-08-03 07:29:07 AM  

durbnpoisn: There are so many places where so many worse things are happening (to both gays and christians)


Gays can be Christian, the terms are not mutually exclusive.
 
2012-08-03 07:29:59 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'm having a really hard time understanding any thought process by which he imagined himself not looking like a complete asshole in this video.


This is how everyone looks screaming on the internet about how wrong they are for using free speech to it's intended purpose.
 
2012-08-03 07:29:59 AM  
I think it's fairly safe to say that Chick-Fil-A has the worst CEO in corporate history.
 
2012-08-03 07:30:59 AM  

awshat: Mobs don't rule.


1981 called. Black Sabbath would like a word with you.
 
2012-08-03 07:31:22 AM  
They had to fil-A him off.
 
2012-08-03 07:32:37 AM  

farkityfarker: I think it's fairly safe to say that Chick-Fil-A has the worst CEO in corporate history.


You do realise that corporations goes back an awful long time, right?
 
2012-08-03 07:33:03 AM  

ArkAngel: Lionel Mandrake: I cannot f*cking STAND people who biatch at cashiers, tellers, waiters, etc because of a policy decided by someone else., a thousand miles away, and a million miles up the pay scale.

I would have fired his ass, too.

This. Add to it that 85-90% of all Chick-fil-A restaurants are franchises (compared to McDonald's 65-70%). All franchisees can do is distance themselves as best they can from the CEO and send angry missives up the pipeline.

I hope this man enjoys the consequences of his free speech.


Well (or we-e-e-lll to quote the late unlamented Bozo Reagan) I've not scrolled through all the comments yet but my first reaction was tht this could be a smart career move on his part. Betcha he scores a sweet gig as a result of his performance.

As for not yelling at the dopey employee, it's a bit like defending my great-uncle who drove a train to Bergen-Belsen. 'He was just an engineer on a locomotive. He didn't kill any Jews.' (Didn't have a great -uncle actually)

/sore point from a guy who sacrificed an academic career to protest the VN War
//Fresno State College for the Criminally Inane, though.
///'Hello Fresno! Goodbye! ' - Danny Kaye
 
2012-08-03 07:33:26 AM  

rynthetyn: What has anyone ever accomplished by a boycott that's not the Montgomery Bus Boycott?


I take it you haven't been following events in Scottish football over the past few months then.
 
2012-08-03 07:34:22 AM  

gimmegimme: FTA: "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."

Jesus Christ. Welcome to America, in which there is no difference between you at work and you at home. While I do NOT like what this guy did at all, I take great exception to the idea that we are representatives of Dear Company at all times. It's not like the guy said, "Hello, I'm Jerk McJerkface, here on behalf of Vante, a provider of medical manufacturing solutions..."


If you are a senior executive for a company, you're always a face for the company, and when you go out of your way to post a video of yourself being a total cockbag, even if it doesn't directly pertain to your business, the board of directors is well within its responsibilities to question your judgment about a wide range of things.
 
2012-08-03 07:36:58 AM  

pkellmey: farkityfarker: I think it's fairly safe to say that Chick-Fil-A has the worst CEO in corporate history.

You do realise that corporations goes back an awful long time, right?


And I can think of worse things that have been done to a company by it's CEO. Hell, I can even think of worse PR disasters committed by CEOs.

Just because I think Dan Cathy is a pathetic human being doesn't mean he's "zOMG WORST CEO EVAR!" Is the company still in business? Yeah? Well, I hate to say it, but there's definitely worse CEOs out there.
 
2012-08-03 07:37:11 AM  

gimmegimme: Triumph: It probably never went through this guy's tiny brain that the person he was berating could potentially be gay. I feel really bad for the people working at CFA right now, just trying to earn a living while people spout off all this crap.

To be fair, if the person at the drive-thru were gay, they couldn't tell anyone at work or let anyone at CFA find out. The CFA stance on homosexuality is quite clear.


There is a gay chick that works at the CFA down the street from me, and I mean obviously gay.

No one seems to give a shiat. You may be over reacting.
 
2012-08-03 07:39:08 AM  
oh noes he's making fun of teh gheys!
 
2012-08-03 07:39:31 AM  

jaybeezey: gimmegimme: Triumph: It probably never went through this guy's tiny brain that the person he was berating could potentially be gay. I feel really bad for the people working at CFA right now, just trying to earn a living while people spout off all this crap.

To be fair, if the person at the drive-thru were gay, they couldn't tell anyone at work or let anyone at CFA find out. The CFA stance on homosexuality is quite clear.

There is a gay chick that works at the CFA down the street from me, and I mean obviously gay.

No one seems to give a shiat. You may be over reacting.


She works there because they're paying her. That's very different from being a customer and paying them.
 
2012-08-03 07:40:33 AM  
Point of the story is.... this is how you leftists all are. You are hateful and mean. Look at the way you protest v the Tea Party or the Chick-Fil-A supporters. Violence and mayhem from the left, peaceful words from the right. You only believe in free speech if it is your speech.
 
2012-08-03 07:40:57 AM  
I have nothing useful to add to this discussion that hasn't already been said, so here is a cute ginger girl from a random GIS
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2012-08-03 07:41:14 AM  

indylaw: gimmegimme: FTA: "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."

Jesus Christ. Welcome to America, in which there is no difference between you at work and you at home. While I do NOT like what this guy did at all, I take great exception to the idea that we are representatives of Dear Company at all times. It's not like the guy said, "Hello, I'm Jerk McJerkface, here on behalf of Vante, a provider of medical manufacturing solutions..."

If you are a senior executive for a company, you're always a face for the company, and when you go out of your way to post a video of yourself being a total cockbag, even if it doesn't directly pertain to your business, the board of directors is well within its responsibilities to question your judgment about a wide range of things.


He should be fired not for misrepresenting the company, but by showing such colossal bad judgement and abusive behavior that he would be a liability in the workplace.

He was/is a total tool regardless of his views.

also, when did fast food places start giving out free water without an order?
 
2012-08-03 07:41:15 AM  
hypocrisy is running thick these days.. how are people going to justify being so intolerant of people because of those people's intolerance of another people? what is worse.. stating that you dont support someone or actively going out of your way to punish someone because you disagree with them
 
2012-08-03 07:42:06 AM  

SpeedyBB: As for not yelling at the dopey employee, it's a bit like defending my great-uncle who drove a train to Bergen-Belsen. 'He was just an engineer on a locomotive. He didn't kill any Jews.' (Didn't have a great -uncle actually)


Yes, handing fried chicken sandwiches through a drive-thru window to customers is exactly like running boxcars full of innocent people to Nazi work/death camps.
 
2012-08-03 07:42:29 AM  

Thunderpipes: Point of the story is.... this is how you leftists all are. You are hateful and mean. Look at the way you protest v the Tea Party or the Chick-Fil-A supporters. Violence and mayhem from the left, peaceful words from the right. You only believe in free speech if it is your speech.


0/10.

Good trolls use subtlety.
 
2012-08-03 07:42:56 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: I cannot f*cking STAND people who biatch at cashiers, tellers, waiters, etc because of a policy decided by someone else., a thousand miles away, and a million miles up the pay scale.

I would have fired his ass, too.


While I agree that the guy in the article is a tard, I cannot farking STAND that corporations are purposely set up so that the employees you actually interact with just get to pass the buck and blame someone else for a retarded policy. If you are the acting customer service rep at the time, you're getting farking biatched at, and you can biatch at your boss if you don't like getting harrassed. That's a big fat case of Not My Problem.
 
2012-08-03 07:42:59 AM  

Thunderpipes: Point of the story is.... this is how you leftists all are. You are hateful and mean. Look at the way you protest v the Tea Party or the Chick-Fil-A supporters. Violence and mayhem from the left, peaceful words from the right. You only believe in free speech if it is your speech.


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2012-08-03 07:43:03 AM  

SpeedyBB: As for not yelling at the dopey employee, it's a bit like defending my great-uncle who drove a train to Bergen-Belsen. 'He was just an engineer on a locomotive. He didn't kill any Jews.'


analogies aren't your strong suit.
 
2012-08-03 07:43:06 AM  
Little did he know that the feeling of purposefulness he felt related not to his chick-fil-activism but because he created a new job opportunity in this economic recession.

Hooray for new jobs!
 
2012-08-03 07:44:15 AM  
Looks like we have a new photo to post in the dictionary next to the definition of "douchebag."

Yelling at a worker bee and then patting yourself on the back, on camera? Yeah, you're the man. What a guy. Hope you feel "purposeful" in the unemployment line.
 
2012-08-03 07:45:24 AM  

doglover: gimmegimme: , I just think that you sound too gung-ho in favor of corporations uber alles.

I'm not in favor of corporations as such.

I'm in favor of common farking sense. Mob mentality, knee jerk reactions, wasteful lawsuits,and general dickishness appall me.

This guy brought a very weak artistic hand to the table and played it very poorly and then posted it on youtube like a baboon waving his ass in air on the Serengeti.

Now if Sacha Baron Cohen had done this same bit, we'd all, including the woman at the table, be laughing our ASSES off because he's a seasoned performer and his offensive behavior is intentional and planed with entertainment value in mind. This dick just wanted to yell at someone.

If he was a comic or musician, he probably wouldn't even have been fired. As it was, he was an executive at a company run by people who've actually read Dale Carnegie's books.


Dale Carnegie! My Gawd! Drag HER into it now will thee Willy?

'How to win friends and influence people'

Give me a break.
 
2012-08-03 07:46:22 AM  
1. This guy is a dickbag. It's true.

2. Sorry to all you folks who think that it's "Just a Job" and the girl shouldn't feel bad because she doesn't set corporate policy, but you're utterly, utterly wrong.

She abides by it and she supports it by working there, as do all employees. You don't (or shouldn't) work for a company you have an ethical problem with, if you continue working there you're making the world worse through your actions.
 
2012-08-03 07:46:39 AM  

SilentStrider: Bired=bored


I read that as tired. Made sense to me, remember what it felt like to work closing shift at Wendy's.
 
2012-08-03 07:47:34 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: He should be fired not for misrepresenting the company, but by showing such colossal bad judgement and abusive behavior that he would be a liability in the workplace.

He was/is a total tool regardless of his views.

also, when did fast food places start giving out free water without an order?


I think that's right, but if the company is going to fire its senior executive for shiatting on a Chick-fil-A wageslave, they're at least going to try to score some PR out of it by doing a public kindness for the teenager he verbally abused.

Additionally, you have to wonder as a director for the company whether it's screaming at a teenager for the beliefs of her boss's boss's franchisor and making a public spectacle of it one day, and getting arrested for some stupid behavior born out of his arrogance the next.

You also wonder whether he harasses his own employees as badly as he harasses someone else's... that's a lawsuit waiting to happen.
 
2012-08-03 07:48:28 AM  
I hear Penn State has an opening... In little boy's butts.
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2012-08-03 07:48:30 AM  
The most annoying thing about it was his telling her he was a nice guy.

I find this all to common these days, people telling you something about themselves like it's fact.
 
2012-08-03 07:49:10 AM  

Gothnet: 2. Sorry to all you folks who think that it's "Just a Job" and the girl shouldn't feel bad because she doesn't set corporate policy, but you're utterly, utterly wrong.


In a world where the Employer-to-Worker relationship playing field was equal, I might agree with you.

This is not that world.
 
2012-08-03 07:49:31 AM  
If this asshat thinks yelling at a random minimum wage teenager is productive and something to be proud of then he is CLEARLY too stupid to be an executive at any company. He lacks even a basic understanding of business cause and effect.
 
2012-08-03 07:51:31 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: I think I've finally hit this level with the Chik-Fil-A debate.


So this ... the whole thing has gone beyond stupid.
 
2012-08-03 07:51:43 AM  
Id also like to point out that while everyone is saying "this douche isn't accomplishing anything", the fact that stories of chick fil a employees being harassed because of a retarded company stance are hitting national news, means that corporate IS receiving flak and now has to take the well being of their employees into consideration. It did have an effect... hell their PR head didn't have a heart attack and farking die for nothing. This is a significant shiat storm.
 
2012-08-03 07:52:17 AM  
"Please enjoy your completely unaltered, pure, urine free water, sir."

The babe in the windows wouldn't do that there's always hope. Yeah. Hope will pee in or on anything
 
2012-08-03 07:52:31 AM  

SkunkWerks: Gothnet: 2. Sorry to all you folks who think that it's "Just a Job" and the girl shouldn't feel bad because she doesn't set corporate policy, but you're utterly, utterly wrong.

In a world where the Employer-to-Worker relationship playing field was equal, I might agree with you.

This is not that world.


It's only not that world because we allow it to be this bad.
 
2012-08-03 07:52:39 AM  

Lsherm: gimmegimme: Lsherm: gimmegimme: Lsherm: GAT_00: Lsherm: They're going to suck at all aspects of it if you don't train them.

Oh please, tell me more about how you educate the lower classes on how to respect their betters, and how you civilize the untamed.

Who said anything about lower classes? I'm talking about teenagers at their first job.

I'm going to go ahead and guess you didn't work as a teenager. You give off that vibe.

He seems like he didn't work as a teenager because he doesn't want to treat fast food workers as subhumans?

He seems like he didn't work as a teenager because he doesn't understand (or claims not to) how people can suck at the first job they ever had without training for every aspect of it.

You seem like you DID have a job as a teenager and needed an awful lot of training to be able to perform extremely basic tasks.

Oh go fark yourself. Customer Service is a skill that can be taught, should be planned for, and should be cultivated in any retail setting. If it isn't, then you end up with shiatty customer service because your base of employees will not, by definition, have the same background or inclination to provide a consistent level of service. If you don't develop a minimum level of service rules for interacting with customers, then your employees will continually redefine what constitutes "customer service" because they don't have any guidelines. And like a "casual dress" day at work - someone will always lower the bar farther than you thought possible.

Go to a Chik-Fil-A. They have better service than McDonald's, Wendy's, KFC, Popeye's, or any other comparable fast food joint. Why? They provided customer service training and a framework their employees should follow.

You seem like you've never worked with groups of people from disparate backgrounds, with no prior work experience, who gain valuable skills with customer service training. It's not a negative to train your employees to present a positive image to the customer at all times, or to train them that their 30 second interaction with a customer is a chance to build a relationship.

My local Popeye's has a cashier who dips and spits into a cup when he works the register. He doesn't handle the food, but do you think that's something that, just maybe, the management should take care of?


My grandma did that (1950s). But she never worked a fast-food joint. I don't think.

My little brother and I used to stare at her hypnotically. Fascinated. Disgusted.
 
2012-08-03 07:52:41 AM  

Gothnet: 2. Sorry to all you folks who think that it's "Just a Job" and the girl shouldn't feel bad because she doesn't set corporate policy, but you're utterly, utterly wrong.

She abides by it and she supports it by working there, as do all employees. You don't (or shouldn't) work for a company you have an ethical problem with, if you continue working there you're making the world worse through your actions.


If you run a office supply wholesaler, is it your duty to ask your clients a whole list of political, religious and moral questions to make sure you're not supporting their agenda, or can you safely fill the order for 500 reams of paper without fear that some coont on the internet is going to judge you for making the world worse through your actions?
 
2012-08-03 07:55:18 AM  

indylaw: IamKaiserSoze!!!: He should be fired not for misrepresenting the company, but by showing such colossal bad judgement and abusive behavior that he would be a liability in the workplace.

He was/is a total tool regardless of his views.

also, when did fast food places start giving out free water without an order?

I think that's right, but if the company is going to fire its senior executive for shiatting on a Chick-fil-A wageslave, they're at least going to try to score some PR out of it by doing a public kindness for the teenager he verbally abused.

Additionally, you have to wonder as a director for the company whether it's screaming at a teenager for the beliefs of her boss's boss's franchisor and making a public spectacle of it one day, and getting arrested for some stupid behavior born out of his arrogance the next.

You also wonder whether he harasses his own employees as badly as he harasses someone else's... that's a lawsuit waiting to happen.


That cashier will probably get offered an internship at that guy's company when she gets close to graduation.
As for everyone going so far as to compare the kid to a Nazi brownshirt, do you remember what it was like having a crappy McJob as a teenager?

You're not researching each company's corporate philosophy. Your train of thought is closer to "Hey, it's only 10 minutes from my house and it pays $2 more an hour than the Taco Bell across the street. Plus, I get Sundays off, no matter what."
 
2012-08-03 07:55:28 AM  

OldManDownDRoad: Looks like we have a new photo to post in the dictionary next to the definition of "douchebag."

Yelling at a worker bee and then patting yourself on the back, on camera? Yeah, you're the man. What a guy. Hope you feel "purposeful" in the unemployment line.


That's probably how he became an executive. And he'll never ever see an unemployment line.

But again, why does everyone hate free speech today?
 
2012-08-03 07:55:55 AM  
Yes, the guy is a douche. But he has the right idea, take as much free stuff you can get from them and leave, no need to belittle the poor employees.
 
2012-08-03 07:59:03 AM  
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2012-08-03 07:59:35 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: But again, why does everyone hate free speech today?


Why do people say shiat like that? The guy should be able to say whatever he wants without fear of being hauled off to jail and prosecuted by the police. That doesn't mean that his employer has to continue to employ him. It's not even the content of what he's saying so much that he's a complete asshole with shiat for judgment.
 
2012-08-03 08:01:04 AM  

farkityfarker: I think it's fairly safe to say that Chick-Fil-A has the worst CEO in corporate history.


You'd probably have spasm if you read up on Henry Ford. Biggest farking bigot in the world.
 
2012-08-03 08:01:06 AM  

indylaw: HotWingConspiracy: But again, why does everyone hate free speech today?

Why do people say shiat like that? The guy should be able to say whatever he wants without fear of being hauled off to jail and prosecuted by the police. That doesn't mean that his employer has to continue to employ him. It's not even the content of what he's saying so much that he's a complete asshole with shiat for judgment.


I'm using the teabag definition of free speech. Where you can say horrifying things and then claim your rights are violated by people calling you an asshole.
 
2012-08-03 08:02:30 AM  

SpectroBoy: If this asshat thinks yelling at a random minimum wage teenager is productive and something to be proud of then he is CLEARLY too stupid to be an executive at any company. He lacks even a basic understanding of business cause and effect.


No clearly he has exactly what it takes to be a CFO... why else would he have gotten the job?

If you want to succeed in the corporate world, you have to be a mediocre employee who knows how to make other people look stupid in front of your coworkers and superiors. And don't back down for a second, even if you are proven wrong, don't back down, in fact, turn up the volume and begin ranting about something irrelevant. The key is being mediocre AND a douche, that way, your superiors don't feel threatened by your clearly superior work ethic and/or knowledge, and by berating your coworkers in front of them, it shows them you are cut from the same cloth as they are and you fit in with management. Keep doing this long enough, and you too can make it to CFO... Just remember though, once you make it to the top, don't embarrass the company, the stock holders, the board, or yourself in public, or you'll be out...

The only thing this guy failed to remember was the "in public" part...

Otherwise he's acting just like a goof CFO should...
 
2012-08-03 08:02:31 AM  

indylaw: Gothnet: 2. Sorry to all you folks who think that it's "Just a Job" and the girl shouldn't feel bad because she doesn't set corporate policy, but you're utterly, utterly wrong.

She abides by it and she supports it by working there, as do all employees. You don't (or shouldn't) work for a company you have an ethical problem with, if you continue working there you're making the world worse through your actions.

If you run a office supply wholesaler, is it your duty to ask your clients a whole list of political, religious and moral questions to make sure you're not supporting their agenda, or can you safely fill the order for 500 reams of paper without fear that some coont on the internet is going to judge you for making the world worse through your actions?


I'm pretty sure than no office supply wholesaler gives a shiat what gothnet thinks.
 
2012-08-03 08:03:28 AM  

Alonjar: Id also like to point out that while everyone is saying "this douche isn't accomplishing anything", the fact that stories of chick fil a employees being harassed because of a retarded company stance are hitting national news, means that corporate IS receiving flak and now has to take the well being of their employees into consideration. It did have an effect... hell their PR head didn't have a heart attack and farking die for nothing. This is a significant shiat storm.


you know this guy didn't accomplish any of that, right? he just looked like an asshole in front of the world and got fired for it. can you separate fantasy from reality for a second. is that asking too much?
 
2012-08-03 08:04:04 AM  

godxam: indylaw: Gothnet: 2. Sorry to all you folks who think that it's "Just a Job" and the girl shouldn't feel bad because she doesn't set corporate policy, but you're utterly, utterly wrong.

She abides by it and she supports it by working there, as do all employees. You don't (or shouldn't) work for a company you have an ethical problem with, if you continue working there you're making the world worse through your actions.

If you run a office supply wholesaler, is it your duty to ask your clients a whole list of political, religious and moral questions to make sure you're not supporting their agenda, or can you safely fill the order for 500 reams of paper without fear that some coont on the internet is going to judge you for making the world worse through your actions?

I'm pretty sure than no office supply wholesaler gives a shiat what gothnet thinks.


That's what I'm saying.
 
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