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Vante of Tucson, AZ Regrets Actions of Former CFO (Bully at Chick-fil-A drive-in window)
Market Wire ^ | 8-2-2012 | Press Release

Posted on 08/02/2012 2:18:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing

August 02, 2012 17:02 ET

Vante of Tucson, AZ Regrets Actions of Former CFO

Employee Has Left the Company

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - The following is a statement from Vante:

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: adamsmith; chicagovalues; chickfila; fired; freewater; hasbeen; homosexualagenda; liberalhatespeech; tolerantleft; vante
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To: smoothsailing

Well, I did send the CEO an email advising that the lack of judgment displayed by a C-level employee in this public manner would be grounds for immediate removal in varios companies I’ve been involved with, as it would affect public and marekt percetion of how well the company is run (and thus their stock price). The astounding lack of sense shown by this bozo in this incident is consistent with his judgment that queer marriage is a good idea.


51 posted on 08/02/2012 2:35:35 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus (I won't vote for Romney, period. Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is still voting for evil.)
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To: BOOHA

“I hope all employers in his area remember his face and throw his job application in the waste basket. “

Or, on the condition of first successfully completing Anger Management Class, he is offered a position manning the Drive-Thru window at Chick-fil-A.

Under the training and supervision fo the young lady he lambasted, of course.

Matthew 5:44

New King James Version (NKJV)

44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[


52 posted on 08/02/2012 2:35:55 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: smoothsailing
His webpage on the University of Arizona has disappeared, so he may have been fired by the University of Arizona.

I imagine there is pressure by Alumni of U of A to fire this professor.

Since he is an adjunct professor, it is not hard to do.

53 posted on 08/02/2012 2:35:55 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Their server is now down for “maintenance,” probably to remove his name?


54 posted on 08/02/2012 2:36:44 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Student0165
THUS ENDTH THE LESSON
55 posted on 08/02/2012 2:36:53 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: smoothsailing
"We hope that the general population does not hold Mr. Smith's actions against Vante and its employees"

I imagine that they do.

56 posted on 08/02/2012 2:37:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RummyChick

>> Poor girl is probably traumatized.

I dunno... she looked surprised, but not traumatized. My guess is, she was prepared for the possibility of a jerk like that and given specific instructions on what to do. If so, that would indicate good management.

Bless her heart! She has more character in her little finger than Adam Smith will ever have in his entire hateful body.


57 posted on 08/02/2012 2:38:09 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: smoothsailing

58 posted on 08/02/2012 2:38:48 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: smoothsailing

I noticed that Adam announced several times that he was not queer .... my guess is that he is a proud closet queer too woosie to come out.


59 posted on 08/02/2012 2:39:07 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: smoothsailing

Karma!


60 posted on 08/02/2012 2:39:31 PM PDT by PBinTX
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To: smoothsailing

The Nazi tactics are backfiring.

The gaystapo hoped they had tradition-loving Americans running in fear, but yesterday’s groundswell protest by the common man proved them wrong.

Here’s hoping the pushback continues right into the voting booth.


61 posted on 08/02/2012 2:39:43 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: smoothsailing
"Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company."

Yeah, too bad his fisking isn't over...he's also 'employed' by the University of Arizona, who should have dumped him immediately.

62 posted on 08/02/2012 2:39:43 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: smoothsailing

Haha!

You keep talking, we say...Bye..Bye.

LOL!


63 posted on 08/02/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: smoothsailing

The Feds and Arizona would be very wise to check out any weapons this puke may possess. He’s the kind of freak that will go off on others when his queer little ego is hurt.


64 posted on 08/02/2012 2:42:11 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: piytar

>> Their server is now down for “maintenance,”

It’s just overtaxed; when you get that error hit refresh a couple times and the page will eventually load (at least it does for me).

Just tried it again; he’s still on there.

I bet they’re getting more hits (and calls and emails) today than they have in their entire corporate life!


65 posted on 08/02/2012 2:42:11 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Not traumatized by the incident. I am sure they were prepped.

I am talking about the worldwide aftermath.


66 posted on 08/02/2012 2:42:32 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: smoothsailing

Liberal heads exploding...LOL! Perhaps we should have an appreciation day for this company that fired the little cad.


67 posted on 08/02/2012 2:43:31 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: RummyChick
His info is already off the College Website.

Whoa, that was quick! Mr. Smith is having a Very Bad Day. What Hunter Thompson termed a Million Pound Sh!thammer has descended on a deserving head. BTT.

68 posted on 08/02/2012 2:43:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: smoothsailing

It was reported on Reuters =

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/02/idUS264370+02-Aug-2012+MW20120802

I called the company and left a message giving them cudos. Yes, we have the right to our opinions, but an officer of a company does not film himself publicly berating a poor girl at the counter of another business.

http://www.vante.com
100 N. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson,
AZ 85716 us
Tel: 520/881-6555, 877/565-5557
Fax: 520/323-9055


69 posted on 08/02/2012 2:43:35 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Nervous Tick

Not traumatized by the incident. I am sure they were prepped.

I am talking about the worldwide aftermath.


70 posted on 08/02/2012 2:43:37 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
The next press release will be from the college terminating his employment as an adjunct professor.

I'll believe it when it happens, we are talking about an Indoctrinate U.

71 posted on 08/02/2012 2:44:05 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: smoothsailing

Wait until he gets home and his butt buddy finds out he got his sorry a$$ fired .... will probably be a little queer on queer hate crime at the homestead.


72 posted on 08/02/2012 2:44:23 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: StAnDeliver
Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company."

Well he can always get free water at CFA.

73 posted on 08/02/2012 2:45:24 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: smoothsailing

Congratulations.

We’re shortening the dismissal cycle time. In this case, less than one business day.


74 posted on 08/02/2012 2:45:27 PM PDT by Stalwart
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To: Nervous Tick

“I dunno... she looked surprised, but not traumatized”


I agree. She had to have known a strange person, who had been in line for long time and only ordered a water, was next up to her window. In the video there was another person standing behind her right side. Her boss maybe?


75 posted on 08/02/2012 2:45:47 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: topher

>> I imagine there is pressure by Alumni of U of A to fire this professor.

Maybe, but it’s also a university, so I imagine there is even greater pressure from the Queer Lobby to retain and glorify him.

On the other hand, an “adjunct professor” paycheck won’t put much food on the table for him and his four kids and his... er... “partner”. :-)


76 posted on 08/02/2012 2:46:18 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: BOOHA

The irony is this guy will sue for being fired for “speaking his mind” while he was protesting Mr. Cathy for “speaking his mind”.


77 posted on 08/02/2012 2:46:43 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: smoothsailing
Schadenfreude... Now we wait for the University of Arizona to sever ties with Mr. “ There's not a gay in me” !
78 posted on 08/02/2012 2:47:43 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: HiJinx; jazusamo; All
Now it’s time to check out the ‘college’ he claims to be an adjunct lecturer for and see if they’ve done the same thing.

They're in the process of scrubbing him away, but this was there a few minutes ago. I got this screen grab for posterity.

asmith

79 posted on 08/02/2012 2:48:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
What's the word I'm looking for?

 

Oh yeah, its...

 


80 posted on 08/02/2012 2:49:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: tflabo

LOL!!


81 posted on 08/02/2012 2:49:10 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Stalwart

Jack Straw: I would have fired Adam Smith within seconds

08:18
Jack Straw MP
26/05/12
Jack Straw MP, Former Justice Secretary
Today, BBC Radio 4
http://www.politicshome.com/uk/article/54419/jack_straw_i_would_have_fired_adam_smith_within_seconds.html


82 posted on 08/02/2012 2:49:33 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: smoothsailing

First, I hope that this brings a smile to the young lady he was such a putz towards.

Second, he can now take pride in making a real sacrifice for his ‘principals’! Yet I think he might find his circle of friends and family somewhat more uncomfortable. “What, you really did that? What were you thinking?!”


83 posted on 08/02/2012 2:50:16 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: This I Wonder32460

I read they make catheters.


84 posted on 08/02/2012 2:51:25 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: mware

LOL! Indeed!


85 posted on 08/02/2012 2:51:54 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: RummyChick

>> I am talking about the worldwide aftermath.

I would hope that rather than traumatized, she’d be gratified, if maybe a little overwhelmed, by the outpouring of empathy for her. And maybe even feel a bit vindicated.


86 posted on 08/02/2012 2:51:57 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I dunno. She handled herself well but as a woman I can definitely tell you that she was scared. He was acting like a loon and after the recent Aurora shooting, it probably crossed her mind that he could go off.

I saw fear in that poor girls eyes.


87 posted on 08/02/2012 2:52:11 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: doug from upland
Reuters:

" Thu Aug 2, 2012 5:03pm EDT

.....TUCSON, AZ, Aug 02 (Marketwire) -- The following is a statement from Vante:

........... Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company.......

Comments (0) This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication. "

******************************

A very limited time in this case.

88 posted on 08/02/2012 2:53:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nervous Tick

It’s being distributed by PR Newswire so it legit for sure.


89 posted on 08/02/2012 2:54:50 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: Nervous Tick

I saved the page, so it’ll have a date/time stamp on it.


90 posted on 08/02/2012 2:54:53 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: penelopesire

Not only that, but now she has worldwide internet fame - with even Jack Straw commenting on it..and with that...comes the nut jobs.

Like I said, just a young girl living her live and now her world is turned upside down.


91 posted on 08/02/2012 2:54:53 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: tflabo

>> Well he can always get free water at CFA.

ROFLMAO!


92 posted on 08/02/2012 2:55:11 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: smoothsailing

What’d the guy do. Tried searching on utube a google and got no hits. bump


93 posted on 08/02/2012 2:55:47 PM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: smoothsailing

Hope glenn Beck gives credit to this employer. He showed the drive through incident on GBTV tonight. Thursday Aug 2.


94 posted on 08/02/2012 2:56:00 PM PDT by codder too
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To: Nervous Tick
She has more character in her little finger than Adam Smith will ever have in his entire hateful body

BUMP THAT THOUGHT!

"Rachel", (i think was her name) I feel will be blessed abundantly for handling the situation so well. No doubt will be getting job offers of her own. That kind of character can't necessaarily be taught....you either have it or you don't. She has it. She has already proven to a prospective employer how she handles herself under pressure.

Chick-Fil-A handled yesterday's swarm amazingly. We went to one at 9:30 at night. It was packed, but all employees were still smiling and helpful. We even had one come to our table to see if we would like a free cup of coffee: "I just put a fresh pot on...would be happy to bring anyone a cup!"

95 posted on 08/02/2012 2:57:46 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Hopefully they’re on it, you’re right about him possibly going postal.


96 posted on 08/02/2012 2:58:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: penelopesire

I hope this girl is a Christian and if she’s interviewed she’ll say she forgives the guy.

I’d also be afraid this guy will get revenge or go postal.


97 posted on 08/02/2012 2:59:57 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: caveat emptor

Click on the YouTube link in this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2913733/posts


98 posted on 08/02/2012 3:00:12 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: smoothsailing
They're in the process of scrubbing him away, but this was there a few minutes ago. I got this screen grab for posterity.

LOL!

More good news and good thinking on getting the screen grab.

99 posted on 08/02/2012 3:01:38 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing
HA-ha!!
100 posted on 08/02/2012 3:02:01 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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