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(Arizona Star)   Exec loses job after YouTube rant at Chick-fil-A drive-thru   (azstarnet.com ) divider line
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2012-08-03 08:52:57 AM  
Most likely a fark or reddit reader that got fired up and thought he'd take on the corporate 'man' on his lunch hour.. oh well, user your Obama Hope to find a job in this crappy economy loser!
 
2012-08-03 08:54:24 AM  
The real victims in this are the cows to be slaughtered to support the counter-counter protests.
 
2012-08-03 08:56:51 AM  
Chik fil a has CLAIMED that the boycot against them is a big failure.

It's just a coincidence they have refused to release sales figures to prove the boycot was a failure.
 
2012-08-03 08:56:53 AM  

GW_Diesel: Most likely a fark or reddit reader that got fired up and thought he'd take on the corporate 'man' on his lunch hour.. oh well, user your Obama Hope to find a job in this crappy economy loser!


I live with my mom. That troll wasn't even phoned in. Are you using a telegraph or smoke signals?
 
2012-08-03 08:57:44 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Good. People who treat fast food workers like crap, no matter what their boss's beliefs, are scum.


Agreed.

( This guy acts pretty entitled, as well. )
 
2012-08-03 08:57:46 AM  

I_C_Weener: The real victims in this are the cows to be slaughtered to support the counter-counter protests.


the REAL victims are the kids that have to eat their vege-tables
 
2012-08-03 08:59:36 AM  
I came here to make a comment about how big an asshat this guy is, but I see that's already been covered. Carry on, then.

/big-time liberal here, too
//whose best friend is gay
 
2012-08-03 09:00:32 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: If you work in a convenience store selling tobacco products, and since tobacco is a highly addictive product that kills it's users when used as intended, then if you should feel bad for being part if you are a moral individual.


English, futher mucker! Do you speak it?
 
2012-08-03 09:01:11 AM  
He didn't want a "large Farva" he wanted a goddamned liter of cola!
 
2012-08-03 09:01:15 AM  

Gothnet: 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.


And one person working at a drive-thru won't change it. You're asking them to make a choice between their own livelihood and an ideal.

It's not an invalid question to ask. However it makes a rather silly demand.
 
2012-08-03 09:01:29 AM  

Joshudan: /bad paraphrase of a great song
//has gays AND a restaurant in it!
///will now go sit on the Group W bench


You look like a litterer.
 
2012-08-03 09:02:47 AM  
Yeah, nothing but a dick move. I wont spend my money at Chick-fil-A, because I'm not willing to hand my money directly to Focus on the Family. But other than that, I wish them all the luck in the world. I will disagree with, and personally vote counter to, the position they hold. But overall they seem like a decent company, and treat their employees fairly well. And I'm pretty sure they're not Hitler. I'm not sure why anyone thinks this particular issue needed to go anywhere beyond 'Not with my money'. It seems like a symptom of the oppositional vilification that makes up most of American politics now.
 
2012-08-03 09:05:07 AM  

Tatterdemalian: Typical liberals, they think there should be consequences for speaking freely for everyone else except themselves.

Just like how they expect everyone else to suffer under "green" regulations so there's enough carbon credits left over for them to drive SUVs, and how they think other people should feel privileged to sacrifice their money so they can spend it on nice things for themselves.


are you even trying?

Seriously...

Are you?

ugh...

this isn't trolling, it's just being a dick wart...

Stop it... no one thinks you're cute, funny, or clever... Just annoying...

The liberals may be crazy, but you sir have gone full retard...

Enjoy the potatoes!
 
2012-08-03 09:05:10 AM  

Studson: Day_Old_Dutchie: If you work in a convenience store selling tobacco products, and since tobacco is a highly addictive product that kills it's users when used as intended, then if you should feel bad for being part if you are a moral individual.

English, futher mucker! Do you speak it?


ant poison kills its users (antz) when used as intended
 
2012-08-03 09:06:21 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Yeah, nothing but a dick move. I wont spend my money at Chick-fil-A, because I'm not willing to hand my money directly to Focus on the Family. But other than that, I wish them all the luck in the world. I will disagree with, and personally vote counter to, the position they hold. But overall they seem like a decent company, and treat their employees fairly well. And I'm pretty sure they're not Hitler. I'm not sure why anyone thinks this particular issue needed to go anywhere beyond 'Not with my money'. It seems like a symptom of the oppositional vilification that makes up most of American politics now.


Two words: Armchair Activism

That's the only reason it has created such an uproar. It enables people to feel like they are doing something proactive, while not having to do anything other than be vociferous on social media outlets.
 
2012-08-03 09:07:06 AM  
Makes you feel bad for the people who used to work for him... this guy is a classic bully.
 
2012-08-03 09:08:30 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.


I'm pretty sure that he was banking on getting some sort of an argumentative response the first time he said "anti-gay" or "hate group" or whatever his opening line was.

He probably laid awake all night thinking up witty and thought provoking responses, with just a touch of thinly veiled disgust, to every aggressive response that the chicken jockey could feasibly dish out. In every one of these fantasy scenarios, his final cutting retort would simultaneously devastate and educate every homophobe within a three block radius in a pyroclastic flood of superheated righteousness and smug. Of course, his sense of purpose would shield him from the wave like a Kevlar cloak. He assumed that uploading the video would make him some kind of folk hero and everyone would fight over which town would get to hold his parade.

When the poor little girl was nice to him, his entire plan fell apart. Then the retard put it on Youtube anyway because he'd gone to all the trouble, and besides, what's the worst that could come out of it?
 
2012-08-03 09:08:48 AM  
This Chick-Fil-A thing is really getting out of hand.

On the one side, you've got idealistic morons shouting that everyone who works for Chick-Fil-A is guilty by association of what the central office's politics are, never stopping to realize that Chick-Fil-A is a franchise company and that almost all of the stores are run by independent operators who may or may not share those politics. These same morons are also claiming that an entire corporation is anti-gay when, in fact, there is no evidence to suggest that even a majority of the corporation's workers feel that way. It's a parts of the whole fallacy.

On the other side, you've got idealistic morons shouting that by boycotting Chick-Fil-A because you don't agree with their politics, you're somehow trying to censor or suppress Dan Cathy's first amendment rights and, by extension, persecuting Christians. Which is, of course, a straw man argument chased with a slippery slope argument.

Neither side actually has a position - they both are just latching on to a controversy and pinning their pre-existing point of view to it. And those on the extremes are also using the situation to get media attention or, like this asshat, to be douchebags so they can get clicks on Youtube.

Why doesn't everybody just shut up and either continue eating at Chick-Fil-A, or don't? It's not like there's a lack of choices available to those who disagree with the company's executive politics. It's also not like Chick-Fil-A sold out its values and is suddenly any different than it was a few weeks ago.
 
2012-08-03 09:10:19 AM  
Stupid dick. I can only hope that he hasn't invested or saved wisely and ultimately has to work customer service job.
 
2012-08-03 09:10:36 AM  

GoodyearPimp: Joshudan: /bad paraphrase of a great song
//has gays AND a restaurant in it!
///will now go sit on the Group W bench

You look like a litterer.


Pics or it didn't happen
 
2012-08-03 09:10:42 AM  
As a terrible prick myself, I'm torn.
 
2012-08-03 09:10:50 AM  
the 2 pickels really are crucial, but ONLY because of JESUS.
 
2012-08-03 09:11:30 AM  

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


A challenger appears:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-03 09:12:08 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: If you work in a convenience store selling tobacco products, and since tobacco is a highly addictive product that kills it's users when used as intended, then if you should feel bad for being part if you are a moral individual.

Same goes for attending Catholic church and supporting them by putting money in the plate, even though you think their top dog is an evil individual for shielding pedos and messing with the politics of third world countries.

My father quit an aerospace company because they were building parts for nuclear weapons. Good pay, but he hated having the check his morals at the door every workday.


This is what I was driving at.

One if the several reasons I'm leaving my current employer is because I violently disagree with software patents.


Mugato: How many major companies have a lot shadier business practices than donating money to anti-gay marriage groups, anywhere from sweatshops in China and India, using bribery in order to continue unsafe working conditions, corporate espionage and theft, selling products that can kill people who eat drink or smoke them, etc, etc. ect. Hint: almost all of them. And you want the kid working a drive thru to make a statement by not working there? Get the fark out of here with that noise.


I want everyone to make a statement, and everyone to realise what sort of unethical crap they support directly or indirectly.

Failing that I'll just do it myself. Yes, I'll be the one in the corner surrounded by a cloud of smug. Smug and cigar smoke anyhow.
 
2012-08-03 09:12:09 AM  

Lord Jubjub: I'll agree. Most teenagers will take whoever will employ them.


As they should.
 
2012-08-03 09:13:10 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: the 2 pickels really are crucial, but ONLY because of JESUS.


I must be going to hell then because I always ask them to hold the pickle.

/hehe. hold the pickle
 
2012-08-03 09:15:02 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: But overall they seem like a decent company, and treat their employees fairly well.


Chick-fil-A fires women with children "so they can be stay at home mothers"

Chick-fil-A fires Muslim employee after he does not participate in group prayer to Jesus


This guy is an asshat for thinking a line worker somehow has any power over the company's Klan behavior, but saying they treat their employees well is simply untrue.
 
2012-08-03 09:15:41 AM  

secularsage: Why doesn't everybody just shut up and either continue eating at Chick-Fil-A, or don't?


Because either choice you make right now appears to be newsworthy.
 
2012-08-03 09:15:56 AM  

VulpesVulpes: Hey, can you point out the "Typical Liberals" in this thread who think there shouldn't be consequences? thx.


Oh, and include "think they should be able to set arbitrary restrictions, like insisting that quotes from yesterday's thread shouldn't count because this is a completely different thread, while everyone else's words should be saved in perpetuity and quote-mined forever" on that list of hypocritical things liberals do.
 
2012-08-03 09:17:10 AM  

SkunkWerks: secularsage: Why doesn't everybody just shut up and either continue eating at Chick-Fil-A, or don't?

Because either choice you make right now appears to be newsworthy.


"continue" eating fast food. i'm lucky if i shop at Chic Fil A (yes I SHOP there. for people. GAY people) once a week
 
2012-08-03 09:17:38 AM  
The first thing I thought when I started the video was "This guy is totally heterosexual and I'll bet he doesn't have a gay in him".

/Imagine my surprise
 
2012-08-03 09:17:50 AM  

CeroX: Tatterdemalian:

...

Stop it... no one thinks you're cute, funny, or clever... Just annoying...!


I think he's cute....

Tatterdemalian, wanna meet outside a chik-fil-a and make out?

/we can still say there's no gay in us afterwards
 
2012-08-03 09:18:55 AM  

Mini Ditka: The first thing I thought when I started the video was "This guy is totally heterosexual and I'll bet he doesn't have a gay in him".

/Imagine my surprise


cause it's totally straight to order NOTHING but free tap water. and talk to the waiter like your recording yourself to send to a douchebag con(cert)test on the internet
 
2012-08-03 09:21:34 AM  
gee, its hard to imagine there are people who are really that douchey.
 
2012-08-03 09:22:38 AM  
CFA hates the gays so I can't eat chicken. CFA uses cows as spokespeople. Clearly anti-gay bovines so I can clearly not eat beef.

Eat pork, the neutral meat that doesn't care where you stick your genitalia. Sucks to be Jewish or Muslim...maybe eat fish so as not to be a bigot.
 
2012-08-03 09:23:45 AM  

Joshudan: CeroX: Tatterdemalian:

...

Stop it... no one thinks you're cute, funny, or clever... Just annoying...!

I think he's cute....

Tatterdemalian, wanna meet outside a chik-fil-a and make out?

/we can still say there's no gay in us afterwards


if you catch the gay in a rubber, you'd be right...
 
2012-08-03 09:23:45 AM  

Bob16: Chik fil a has CLAIMED that the boycot against them is a big failure.

It's just a coincidence they have refused to release sales figures to prove the boycot was a failure.


Chik-Fil-A: 'Bestest. Day. Evah.'
 
2012-08-03 09:25:41 AM  

gimmegimme: 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.


That's less true for corporate officers, who are essentially the human aspect of the fictitious corporate person. Sort of how Paul Reubens getting busted for spanking it in an adult theatre killed Pee-Wee Herman's career.
 
2012-08-03 09:25:58 AM  
I wondered what became of him when McDonalds dropped that ad campaign.

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Tucson executive learns valuable lesson -- when douchebag gets too full of itself, it gets tossed.
 
2012-08-03 09:26:01 AM  
no one else find that his name is Adam Smith amusing?
 
2012-08-03 09:26:52 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Bob16: Chik fil a has CLAIMED that the boycot against them is a big failure.

It's just a coincidence they have refused to release sales figures to prove the boycot was a failure.

Chik-Fil-A: 'Bestest. Day. Evah.'


That's called a press release. Companies send those out to press organizations. Notice there aren't any numbers, so you didn't disprove anything.
 
2012-08-03 09:27:10 AM  
Is this guy a douchebag for berating a drive-through window cashier for the actions of her company's CEO? Yes.

Should this guy have been fired for taping his douchebaggery, and posting it on the internet? YES. This guy was a CEO. What he did shows bad judgement, and poor cognitive skills. He's unfit to be CEO of my garden shed.
 
2012-08-03 09:28:20 AM  

penthesilea: If the guy was marching outside the place with a sign or participating in a sit-in I'd be mad he was fired. This is not the case. This was purely dickish behavior.

I wouldn't want someone that stupid to be in charge of a company. Guy doesn't make good decisions.


That right there.
You're a CEO, and you feel EMPOWERED by yelling at teenagers in a drive-thru.

Either
1) like penthesilea said- making bad decisions... not so good
2) you're likely to be a horrible boss if you think yelling at low-level employees is the answer for disagreeing with a position taken by management
3) you're a CEO; you haven't made enough high level decisions to make you feel 'empowered' enough at your job, so you take out your frustrations on the kid that tries to serve you your lunch. Wtf?
4) you think that taking a stand for something means abusive behavior toward another human being
5) you think it's a good idea to record yourself ranting at a nearly random person and post it online

CEO material? Not in my company. Not in theirs, either.

Do you think that years of ass-kissing and cubical hell made him feel like he really WAS, in his mind, taking a stand?

What an asshole.
 
2012-08-03 09:29:29 AM  
The guy's a douche bag, big time, but I wonder how many of you would be cutting the employee some slack if the restaurant she worked for refused to serve blacks. Still OK to work there then?
 
2012-08-03 09:30:39 AM  

qualtrough: The guy's a douche bag, big time, but I wonder how many of you would be cutting the employee some slack if the restaurant she worked for refused to serve blacks. Still OK to work there then?


depends did the black say "i'd like 1 chicken sandwich" OR "i want to suck your cock . oh yeah and samal fries!!"
 
2012-08-03 09:31:42 AM  
It was probably easier for her to maintain professionalism at this stage than when the CFA controversy first broke. He probably thought he was being clever and original, when the reality is that he was probably the ninth guy that week to try that same stunt, only he filmed it. Probably old hat to the employees at this point.
 
2012-08-03 09:32:11 AM  

CheekyMonkey: Is this guy a douchebag for berating a drive-through window cashier for the actions of her company's CEO? Yes.

Should this guy have been fired for taping his douchebaggery, and posting it on the internet? YES. This guy was a CEO. What he did shows bad judgement, and poor cognitive skills. He's unfit to be CEO of my garden shed.


Agreed, but should Farkers put aside their ideological differences and through solidarity unify to lambast this asshattery? No. There are clear divisions and they have been set through precedent here on Fark. The correct response is to find some, albeit minute, way to support this man.

I am disappointed in this reasoned discourse and I find it blatantly unsettling.
 
2012-08-03 09:33:56 AM  

qualtrough: The guy's a douche bag, big time, but I wonder how many of you would be cutting the employee some slack if the restaurant she worked for refused to serve blacks. Still OK to work there then?


Could you run that logic through the strainer a little bit more. There's still some lumps in it.
 
2012-08-03 09:34:43 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: the 2 pickels really are crucial, but ONLY because of JESUS.


The damn pickles are the only thing wrong with the sammich......other than the chicken is cooked in hate oil, seasoned with bigot salt, blessed by Hitler, and served by anti-gay brainwashed teenagers.
 
2012-08-03 09:36:04 AM  
This guy has corporate douche written all over him. I guarantee his former underlings are having an extra awesome Friday today.
 
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