Former CFO Who Disrepected A Chick-Fil-A Worker Is Now On Food Stamps
Adam Smith once made $200,000 a year working as a CFO of an Arizona-based medical manufacturer.
Now, the 37-year-old is living on food stamps and can't find work.
He lost his job -- and the money he had invested in stock -- in 2012, after a video of him belittling a Chick-Fil-A employee went viral.
Smith visited the fast food chain (which, at the time, was under fire after the company's CEO openly expressed his anti-gay views) and filmed himself talking to an employee about the company.
Unfortunately, his message didn't come out as intended. What should have been a peaceful protest turned into a pompous, condescending rant.
In the video, Smith says to the employee,
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.
The video went viral almost immediately, and the fiercely negative response caused Smith to lose his job, his million-plus dollars in company stock, and later, his home.
He hasn't been able to find work since and is living on food stamps in an RV with his wife and four kids.
It's honestly quite unfortunate: One mistake, immortalized on the Internet, basically cost Smith his life -- and we all make mistakes.
His unfortunate circumstance should serve as a reminder to always, always be careful (and keep your poor decisions far away from the Internet).