As usual, it's the service slaves that are put in the middle and forced to deal with dumpass corporate moves. This girl did a great job handling the douchey opinionated custy (I say douchey because even though Dan Cathy makes me want to vomit, is it really fair to do that to her? Film her while she is working and probably trying to support a family?) It looks as though because he filmed her and tried to get a rise out of her by asking questions. Many of the headlines (and this dude's company) are saying that he bullied her? He seems opinionated, yes, and he was fillming her but he didn't call her names or anything offensive. Did he bully her with politeness? He didn't even stay at the window that long. If he had really wanted to be a bully he could have parked it for a good ten minutes and called her every name in Urban Dictionary. But instead he drives away in little over a minute after he tells her she deserves better and she says "have a really nice day" Is this bullying? When I watched the video I was waiting for hatered, anger, and swear words. But this guy just wanted to express is opinion like so many custys do. What do you guys think? Is this a media spin on bullying and IS he a bully? Or Is he just being a passionate custy? I honestly don't know the answer. I can see it both ways. Also, here on RHU how many moments of drive-thru hell have we wittnessed, read about, and seen - funny and otherwise - and to my recollection "bullying" headlines were never attached to any of them.
What say you RHU?
From Huff Po: There has been lots of drama recently about Chick-Fil-A, its president Dan Cathy, and the fast-food chain's documented financial backing of anti-gay Christian organizations.
First, The Jim Henson Company pulled their support. Then, Boston Mayor Tom Menino vowed to block the chicken sandwich maker from setting up shop in his city, and Chicago politicians made similar promises.
Despite these gestures, however, Chick-Fil-A seems to be unmoved, not backing down from its stance no matter the PR costs.
So when customers began showing up for an August 1st event that former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee had earlier hailed as "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day," one man decided to take matters into his own hands and give the company a piece of his mind.
In a video posted to YouTube earlier today, a man named Adam Smith goes to the Chick-Fil-A drive-through, orders water and proceeds to bully the young female employee who serves him.
The video then went viral, and, according to a MarketWire statement, Smith was subsequently fired from his job as the CFO of Vante, Inc., a Tucson, Ariz., based medical device manufacturer.
A PR statement released by the company reads:
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.
WATCH the video above, or read a transcript of the encounter, below:
Smith: "You know why I'm getting my free water, right?"
S: "Because Chick-Fil-A is a hateful corporation."
W: "I disagree. We don't treat any of our customers differently.."
S: "I know, but the corporation gives money to hate groups. Hate groups. Just because people want to kiss another guy."
W: "I'm staying neutral on this subject... my personal beliefs don't belong in the workplace."
S: "Yeah I believe that too, I don't believe corporations should be giving money to hateful groups.. I'll take my water"
W: "I'm really uncomfortable that you're videotaping this.."
W: "It's my pleasure to serve you, always."
S: "Oh of course, I'm glad that I can take a little bit of money from Chick-Fil-A, and maybe less money to hate groups."
W: "Well we're always happy to serve all our guests."
S: "I don't know how you live with yourself and work here. I don't understand it. This is a horrible corporation with horrible values. You deserve better."
W: "I hope you have a really nice day, and.."
S: "I will, I just did something really good, I feel purposeful