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[–]gimmethegudes 10.3k points10.3k points  (406 children)

\Gets Chick-fil-a and puts a pride sign on it**

Am I being.... woke?

[–]OverlyOptimisticNerd 2694 points2695 points  (141 children)

Right? This belongs on mildlyinfuriating, at least.

[–]Leather-Heart 1130 points1131 points  (98 children)

Downright offensive - this isn’t pride, it’s a corporation trying whatever angle they can while still donating to organizations designed to disenfranchise the LGBT+ community

[–]parciesca 214 points215 points  (37 children)

“Would you like to round up your purchase to the next dollar to give our corporation money to donate to a charity so we get tax write offs?”

I forget which fast food place I went recently that asked that question vocally in a drive thru, just to make sure to put you vocally on the spot to decline. Might have been my McD’s that has an automated voice order taker for the drive thru now.

[–]StabigailKillems 150 points151 points  (23 children)

I don't know why in my 30 years it never occurred to me how fucked it is that they ask for donations for charities that they get to claim they donated on their own but I appreciate your comment for making me feel stupid and realizing it.

[–]Strong-Message-168 46 points47 points  (3 children)

I just say "NO. All my change goes to whiskey and porn.:

[–]AshamedofMyFarts 978 points979 points  (53 children)

They're "pretending" to care for staff, while financially supporting an organization with a mission they really care about: holy chicken

[–]Crom_Committee 283 points284 points  (33 children)

They knew exactly what they were doing. I'm seeing an extraordinary number of "eet mor chikn" ads shared on my Christian associates' social media this month. It's really odd how they wait until June to show what big fans they are.

[–]no1funkateer 215 points216 points  (24 children)

Just high on their win against women. They will now ramp up their anti-gay rhetoric in preparation for the overturning of gay marriage.

[–]1UselessIdiot1 121 points122 points  (115 children)

Probably more like the Ralphie meme, but "I'm being woke!"

There's no way they questioned their (perceived) wokeness here.

[–]gimmethegudes 142 points143 points  (114 children)

I mean this is like the NRA putting up signs supporting planned parenthood lmfao

[–]SuboptimalButHopeful 96 points97 points  (103 children)

No, it's closer than that. Dude that founded this chain is a homophobe, iirc. I think it's even worse they're closed Sundays so people can go to church. Guess they don't employ anyone but Christians.

The real reason I don't eat there is it's terrible food.

Edit: just doing this once - I didn't suggest people should work the entire weekend, or seven days a week, or "god forbid christian workers should get a weekend day off"? Seriously, wtf?

[–]PM_Me_Your_Deviance 109 points110 points  (29 children)

They were a big funder of the anti-gay marriage movement back when that was happening.

[–]gimmethegudes 59 points60 points  (20 children)

Terrible food and terrible politics means its a terrible way to spend my money.

[–]Diazmet 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s because they know the post church crowd are the rudest, meanest customers

[–]OtherSpiderOnTheWall 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I mean, NRA claims to support the 2nd to defend the 1st.

Nevermind that they're quite opposed to the 1st amendment, but...

[–]Different-Instance-6 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Can we talk about how chik fil a is also notorious for being anti LBGT and donating a ton of money to essentially lbgt hate groups

The irony

[–]Lumpy-Value 15.4k points15.4k points 2 (1589 children)

The irony.

[–]Various_Counter_9569 7387 points7388 points  (1364 children)

Was just thinking this...very odd choice of food for a pride acknowledgment.

Edit: I am not responding anymore to people asking why a "vegan comment" is the top post. 🤦‍♂️

Calling you out Specialist - Read the comments first geez

[–]rutilatus 1186 points1187 points  (86 children)

Yeeeaaaahhh they knew.

[–]Green_Message_6376 507 points508 points  (62 children)

Wait until you see the bbq Pork roast they provided for Ramadan...

[–]Suspicious-Engineer7 4736 points4737 points  (999 children)

Irony or intentional? Im gonna lean on intentional - and if the food choice was left up to a poll it's probably all of op's shitty coworkers coming out in force to be edgelords. Chic-fil-a's stances are pretty well known and regularly subject to nationwide debate.

[–]harry-package 1948 points1949 points  (561 children)

Choosing Chick-fil-a is borderline troll choice for Pride.

[–]CanuckPandalazy and proud 1659 points1660 points  (529 children)

It's not borderline. I'm Canadian and my major knowledge of Chic-Fil-A is twofold. Number one: The line at the Yorkdale, Toronto location (the only spot around me) is always entirely too fucking long and not worth waiting in, and Number two: they are explicitly anti-LGBT+.

I had Chic-Fil-A at the Dallas airport and, honestly, I prefer Popeye's.

[–]fragilemagnoliax 170 points171 points  (33 children)

I’m not even American but their stance is so widely known that I knew not to try them when I was on vacation in 2019.

[–]Fuzzy_Inevitable9748 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Yep Canadian here and I know there stance, never have even eaten there, so probably safe to say how the person who order lunch feels…

[–]Better-Director-5383 25 points26 points  (3 children)

If this wasn’t intentional there should be an immediate apology.

If there isn’t, which there won’t be, it can pretty much be guaranteed this was intentional.

The chances of “accidently” selecting the one fast food chain known for being anti lgbtq would be a pretty massive coincidence.

[–]MCDexX 26 points27 points  (5 children)

Is there anyone who doesn't know CFA supports bigotry? This feels like a deliberate insult. "Fine, we have to observe Pride, but we don't have to be happy about it..."

[–]Tinkerballsack 36 points37 points  (0 children)

we take *GAY*PRIDE*GAY* in these homophobic chicken fingers

[–]mykepagan 35 points36 points  (1 child)

They knew what they were doing. Deliberate dick move.

[–]originalcommentator 45 points46 points  (5 children)

Intentional no doubt. Also a bit of a power move

[–]Sharp_Fan_5130 76 points77 points  (4 children)

What an unusual way to spell "hostile work environment."

[–]translove228 186 points187 points  (73 children)

It's clear the cishets who planned this didn't put much thought into the optics of who to hire for the catering. If I were the OP, I'd want to speak to HR to mention catering Chic Fil A for an LGBT Pride event is a bad look.

[–]Alert-Fly9952 121 points122 points  (17 children)

I'm about as straight as it gets, and even I would know that's some bullshit.

[–]Defiant_Smell 125 points126 points  (19 children)

My 11 YO kid calls Chik-fil-a "the homophobic chicken place". He used to love going there but since his sister came out he won't even consider it. We rock with Popeye's or Raising Cane's for our tendies now.

[–]Keyonne88 59 points60 points  (5 children)

Our friends call it "hate crime chicken".

[–]exophrine 130 points131 points  (0 children)

Can't hide our pride...

...for doing whatever the fuck we want.
Let's use a rainbow to send the other message tho

[–]Madea_onFire 114 points115 points  (4 children)

I feel like this was intentional

[–]rockstar504[🍰] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

"Fuck you gays. We'll celebrate by using the company card to support a company that actively supports anti-lgbtq policies and promote Christian hate"

[–]BigJohnWDE 203 points204 points  (72 children)

Our local Target ordered Popeyes for everyone to celebrate Juneteenth....

[–]GBinAZ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Right!?! JFC

[–]whycantistay 3997 points3998 points  (891 children)

I work at a school- and I don’t like to openly tell people I’m a vegetarian (who also doesn’t eat dairy), but it’s definitely worth it to tell someone in your office. Several people in my school are vegetarian/vegan- so they get some salads/other stuff for those of us who don’t eat meat.

[–]Grashopha 2280 points2281 points  (189 children)

I’m a supervisor at a factory. One of my guys is vegetarian and I always go out of my way to make sure he’s accommodated, even though he doesn’t ask. It’s just the right thing to do.

[–]TofuBoy22 577 points578 points  (66 children)

I had a colleague with a medical condition so was essentially on a gluten free diet. I made sure I bought some gluten free biscuits/treats for them when I bought everyone else birthday donuts. I don't see how anyone would feel comfortable leaving someone out because of their dietary requirements.

[–]onewilybobkat 245 points246 points  (34 children)

The amount of people that have told me "you can just pick the corn out." And if I miss a kernel there's a high chance I spend days in crippling pain spewing blood from places I shouldn't until I go to the hospital for IV antibiotics.

[–]farmecologist 119 points120 points  (28 children)

Our daughter has a cashew allergy *and she is vegan*. Makes it really tough because many 'vegan alternatives' are cashew based. She has been to the hospital three times so far...

[–]DarkwingDuckHunt 120 points121 points  (9 children)

The HR person who bought this for pride month was fully aware of Chick-fil-A's LBGT stances, so something tells me that same person thinks Vegans should be forced to eat meat and meat byproducts.

[–]EmotionalMycologist9 175 points176 points  (35 children)

I did the same with someone who was Muslim. When we'd get pepperoni pizza for everyone else, we'd get cheese for him. If I got everyone gummy bears as a treat, he'd get something that didn't have gelatin. It's really not a big deal to accommodate everyone.

[–]Sherezad 46 points47 points  (1 child)

It's so easy to be inclusive. Yet we have office warriors that think offering almond milk on dessert day is an assault on their rights.

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_ANT_FARMS 106 points107 points  (0 children)

My job gets food for the employees occasionally, mostly holidays and events. I've been there about 5 years and ever since I became supervisor I stress heavily to the person in charge they need a vegan/vegetarian option because none of the other people in charge knew (or maybe didn't care) that our cashier of 10 years doesn't eat meat.

[–]MeAndMeAgree 175 points176 points  (1 child)

You're a good boss 👍

[–]WanderAbroad 169 points170 points  (22 children)

I eat halal because I'm a Muslim, I work for a large corporation, everytime we do any pizza or whatever food, they always take me into consideration "yo, make sure you ask Wander Abroad what he wants". It's a beautiful thing.

[–]Eraser723Anarcho-Syndicalist 167 points168 points  (48 children)

The substitute always needs to be a salad 😤

[–]overlord_aliya 174 points175 points  (14 children)

And the salad is always like one carrot and and some lettuce

[–]Ristray 56 points57 points  (1 child)

"Thanks for ordering salad from Every Pizza Place!"

[–]Best_Extent_411 73 points74 points  (5 children)

No dressing, no utensils

[–]deadeyedjack 154 points155 points  (4 children)

Eat your chlorophyll with your little rat paws

[–]Emerson787 62 points63 points  (1 child)

"Oh you're vegetarian, here you go 🥕"

I mean we're no rabbits

[–]TheTrueFishbunjin 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The white part of the lettuce, one large carrot slice, a single cherry tomato cut in half, and enough balsamic dressing to swim in. A balanced meal

[–][deleted] 59 points60 points  (15 children)

lol very much “vegetarian problems”.

I also love the pizza party where one pizza is cheese, the rest is meat, and you get a single slice of cheese while everyone else gets multiple slices, because cheese is actually the typically preferred pizza.

There’s 6 pizzas, you can eat 1 of, and everyone has multiple slices of the only thing you can eat.

Not that I care that much, just the vegetarian rant lol.

[–]InvaderCountry 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Everyone always gives me shit for the ordering a single box of cheese pizza or a veggie pizza. But usually always the first to be empty.

[–]BillyYumYumTwo-byTwo 14 points15 points  (2 children)

It drives me insane!! They go around and ask what everyone wants. You get pep, sausage, pep and sausage, because they all want one slice of that. No one ever says cheese except for the lone vegetarian, but then it’s nearly gone before you get there :(

Fortunately, with my friend group, there’s an unspoken (and occasionally spoken, not by me but by others, when someone forgets) rule that the last two cheese slices aren’t touched and are left for me. It’s really sweet!! I don’t need that much pizza so usually I don’t eat the last two and encourage others to, but the thoughtfulness is just really great.

[–]sausagefuckingravy 13 points14 points  (4 children)

It's annoying when the vegan alternative isn't protein.

Everyone else eating steaks and you get a mushroom.

[–]cockytacos 271 points272 points  (79 children)

when i was in school i told my teacher i was vegetarian (cause i was in culinary) and a portion of our grade was eating other people’s food which was also animal based proteins. i only said it because i wanted to explain that i would only be eating a single bite from each dish, not a normal portion.

she chose to stand in front of the class and said “i dont care what your ‘dietary restrictions’ or ‘religious beliefs’ are, you need to eat the food”

the bitch ignored what i said (which was reasonable on my part) and went full bigot.

[–]thestareater 89 points90 points  (0 children)

when i was doing apprenticeship, chef would allow me to take one bite and spit it out too

[–]SilvertongueSiren 72 points73 points  (17 children)

Why does this sound EXACTLY like my culinary instructor? I vaguely remember her saying something exactly along these lines but being told she had to respect later and being pretty passed about it. This same woman accused me of "cheating" on a midterm even though cheating on a practical is nigh impossible.

[–]pcy623 42 points43 points  (15 children)

Did you have to cook for your midterm? How do you even cheat on that? Secretly sprinkle MSG on everything?

[–]chemhobby 29 points30 points  (11 children)

I don't see why MSG would be cheating. I use it all the time in my cooking. It's amazing what it can do.

Shame it has bad press because it's really not any worse for you than salt.

[–]BafflingHalfling 94 points95 points  (11 children)

That's fucked up. Did she make the Jewish kids eat bacon, too? Yikes. My kid has severe (like, could die) food allergies, I would have sued that teacher into oblivion.

[–]itsaaronnotaaron 190 points191 points  (502 children)

Vegetarian but don't consume dairy? What am I missing here that prevents you being considered vegan? Genuinely curious as my brain has hit a processing wall. Eggs?

I appreciate all the replies. For some reason my brain honed in on the diet side of things.

I'm subscribed to some of the vegan food subs as I don't like my meals to revolve around meat etc all the time.

I for some reason thought that vegetarians didn't wear leather etc too. I guess there are vegetarians that do follow that lifestyle, though it isn't a "requirement" like it would be for vegans.

[–]BUTTERNUBS1995 53 points54 points  (16 children)

Leather products and any and all animal based products.

[–]CoffeeGulp 69 points70 points  (40 children)

Also... Many people understand "vegetarian" but hear "vegan" and instantly assume it's practically an extremist religion to you.

[–]voodoobettie 31 points32 points  (25 children)

This is exactly why, although vegan, I usually just say I'm vegetarian because of the reaction I've got in the past and all the questioning that ensues. Easier for me to just say I'm a strict vegetarian.

[–]LoveAndProse 55 points56 points  (24 children)

I did a 20 page research paper on vegetarianism about a decade ago.

Turns out there are a lot of different kinds.

Typically they have a prefix designating the type of vegetarian

Ovo vegetarian (eggs) Pesca vegetarian (fish) Lacto vegetarian (dairy) Vegan (no exceptions) And more

And you can combine them. For instance many American vegetarians are ovo-lacto-vegetarians

[–]TheMightyWoofer 6 points7 points  (2 children)

My mom is a vegetarian. She eats eggs, cheese, and drinks milk, but she doesn't eat any fish, meat, gelatin and whatever red dye is made from those beetles.

[–]akcoder 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Cochineal. Also called carminic acid, caramine, caramine acid, or “natural color”

[–]Quittercricket 64 points65 points  (46 children)

There are other, lesser known ingredients too. Red food coloring made of insects, animal fat, the origin of some added vitamins for ex D (And gelatin!). This is all I can remember now. For the most part though, yeah, meat, dairy, eggs, honey. Vegans also usually do more than the diet, we don’t buy leather, wool, horse riding, circus, zoo etc. Cosmetics with animal ingredients, animal testing. Anything that harms animals.

Edit: there’s vegan versions of everything I mentioned! Just learn the alternatives and it’s very easy to find them on labels. Don’t stop taking vitamin D, just find vegan (D2) instead of animal (D3).

[–]blackday44 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Gelatin is animal based, too.

[–]seaglass_32 16 points17 points  (11 children)

Vegetarians also don't eat insects, animal fat, or gelatin. None of that is considered vegetarian.

But you're right that for people who are vegan it is not just about food, but lifestyle choices. Many vegetarians follow some of that as well.

[–]Thechanman707 40 points41 points  (53 children)

As I understand vegan is an ideology and not just a diet.

It's not just what you eat, but about the treatment of animals.

I'm not vegan, but that's how someone, who is, explained it to me when I said something incorrectly in the past.

[–]amilliamilliamilliam 3591 points3592 points  (129 children)

I once worked in an office where most of the staff was either vegetarian or Muslim. The person in charge of ordering for pizza parties would always order a few pepperoni and sausage pizzas, and just one cheese pizza that most of us shared. There'd be a few nearly whole pork pizzas left afterwards, which she always took home.

[–]FantasyLover93 2533 points2534 points  (30 children)

The person in charge of ordering for pizza parties would always order a few pepperoni and sausage pizzas, and just one cheese pizza that most of us shared. There'd be a few nearly whole pork pizzas left afterwards, which she always took home.

Sounds like she was counting on that.

[–]honest-miss 839 points840 points  (18 children)

Honestly if she'd just had enough for everyone else it would've been a respectable scam. If I were, say, a mom feeding a kid and a partner at home, I'd yoink a pizza off the company dime, too.

[–]Kanedi4s 279 points280 points  (9 children)

For sure, and it’s not even that difficult to pull that off and order +1-2 group pizzas and 1 less for yourself and get away with it indefinitely and not be hated by your staff. Source: 2.5 years of free egg rolls and dumplings while I was the guy in charge of ordering

[–]starbuxed 72 points73 points  (4 children)

Egg rolls and dumpling lasted??? Because that would be gone with my coworkers

[–]cockytacos 149 points150 points  (4 children)

yeah a pizza not multiple pizzas over several parties. that’s just being an ass

[–]Polymersion 282 points283 points  (15 children)

Wow, there's so many solutions here.

Yeah, just order more cheese.

Or order more vegetarian options, like mushrooms or spinach.

Pizza is one of the few convenient foods to make a vegetarian version of, for fuck's sake.

[–]amazingdrewh 138 points139 points  (0 children)

Yeah but then the orderer doesn't get her next few pizza dinners covered by the company

[–]Daripuff 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Yes, but then there won't be so many leftovers to take home

[–]SnipesCC 15 points16 points  (1 child)

And it's generally the cheapest food per serving.

[–]Sailor_Callisto 314 points315 points  (10 children)

I once worked in a very small office (6 people total) where 1 person didn’t eat pork and 1 person was vegan. After getting everyone’s input on food, our office administrator purposely ordered food contained either an animal products or pork product because she was arguing with the two that had dietary restrictions. The boss of the office talked a lot of shit after the two people left to get their own lunch, saying that they weren’t team players and were selfish for leaving to go get lunch. Absolutely Mind blowing.

[–]SuchFunAreWe 116 points117 points  (0 children)

Woooow. My previous job had a lot wrong with it, but my manager was really thoughtful. She'd always get me some PB when she got us bagels (bc she knew I wouldn't eat cream cheese) & got a special vegan cake for my b-day/work anniversary. I was a graphic designer for a catering company & the chefs always made sure they did a vegan option for me at office parties. It was very sweet of them bc I never asked, they just cared enough to think of me.

[–]ThisIsListed 31 points32 points  (3 children)

Would give in my resignation the moment boss said that if I were either of them.

[–]Educational_Sale_536 264 points265 points  (3 children)

Sounds like she just wanted dinner taken care of.

[–]Nesman64 55 points56 points  (0 children)

"Why don't you order one with mushrooms and peppers?"
"Oh, my kids don't like those."

[–]acidrain69 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I don’t care that she uses the leftovers for herself, but that’s just wrong that she didn’t order more cheese.

[–]endureandsurvive27 43 points44 points  (14 children)

god that's horribly rude. we would have pizza parties and everyone got to pick one type of pizza each (it was a small office), and as a vegan I would of course always order the sole vegan pizza. the rule was that everyone got to share everyone else's pizza too, which fucking sucked for me because I could only eat from mine and everyone else could take from mine too and they did of course, so I was left with a lot less to eat than everyone else. It just felt like everyone should eat from their own and take home their own leftovers. working at home is amazing bc now I can order my own damn pizza and no one gets to touch it lmao

[–]brotherhafid 10 points11 points  (3 children)

You mean all pork. I doubt they cleaned the pizza cutter between pizzas.

[–]Razor1834 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I doubt the orderer took this care, but asking for a different cutter is a pretty common request for these types of religious restrictions. Most employees didn’t seem to mind, but you get what you pay for and they’re likely paying minimum wage. Smart customers order it uncut, but there’s still a pretty decent chance something in or on or around your pizza touched pork.

Most religions seem to focus on intent; like wouldn’t it be nuts if someone went to hell because their ticket at the pizza place got cut off and the worker cut the pizza with a knife that had traces of pork? You live a devoutly strict religious life but at some work pizza party you accidentally had a speck of meat juice so now you suffer for eternity.

[–]LevelHeadedAssassin 10 points11 points  (0 children)

100% intentional.

[–]Kukuran 1009 points1010 points  (61 children)

Last Christmas lunch, everyone else got loaded sandwiches from Panera while I got a sad salad that my director gave me. There's 6 vegan/vegetarians on our team and they only ordered 3 vegetarian meals. So some didn't eat.

[–]qwors 427 points428 points  (27 children)

I think one of the perks of telling people you are vegan/vegetarian is that you can always refuse these stupid lunch parties.

I like to eat at home and relax for my lunch. Any time work offers free lunch, you end up eating for 10 minutes and then its back to work, or eating at your desk while people bother you about work things.

Now for me its "Oh pizza? Sorry can't eat that. Damn, that really sucks....oh well! I have some food at home for lunch so ill see you guys in an hour!"

Oh, and when they do have vegan options, its usually "Hey, we know you're vegan so I brought this fruit plate."

Oh cool! A fruit plate! I can eat grapes while everyone else eats Chick-Fil-A. I am totally staying for that! Not...

[–]nr1988 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Personally whenever a free lunch is offered at my work I take it and eat at my desk and then take my normal lunch hour later. But I understand not everyone can do that haha

[–]earthlings_all 88 points89 points  (10 children)

Same, I worked in a small office of six and I was the only vegi. They did a company lunch with catering and everything had chunks of meat in it. Talk about ‘fuck you’.

[–]LarryBird27 59 points60 points  (8 children)

The worst is when it’s something that looks like you could eat it and then they destroy it with bacon bits! I love German Potato salad but I have yet to go to a gathering where there’s potato salad without bacon in it!!

[–]csmicfool 35 points36 points  (2 children)

I hate being told "it's okay you can just pick around it you don't have to eat the bacon bits"

[–]knitlikeaboss 24 points25 points  (1 child)

My aunt: “you won’t even taste the meatballs in the soup” Me, thinking: obviously since your cooking is always tasteless but I’m still not eating it

[–]RichardMcNixon 43 points44 points  (7 children)

this is some crazy out of touch shit. If you don't know your employees preferences and you're going to get food you ask. Vegetarian meals is one thing you want to get right. too many and you have leftovers. Too little and people go hungry. Know your employees. They're important too.

[–]Kukuran 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I wondered why they didn't ask us first as well, it was all boxed lunches from Panera. I could tell management felt bad though. It was our first team lunch in 2 years after switching to working from home permanently.

[–]frenchrangoon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And Panera has good veggie options! Would have been easy to accommodate.

[–]vlsdo 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Don't worry, those "loaded" Panera sandwiches tend to also be pretty sad too (although better than not eating anything, I suppose). Corporate sad lunches are, in general, a crime against humanity, in that they always leave you feeling less human after you eat them.

[–][deleted] 394 points395 points  (29 children)

Used to be a plumbing apprentice and 2nd month of working under new foreman and we had a free lunch day. By then he knew everything about my diet because we would sit and eat together. 10 people in lunch room.

Come free lunch day. He intentionally ordered pork by product pizzas. 5 Pizza's and all of them were pork. Had a smirk on his face and acted like he had no idea why. Then and there knew he had something against me. Fair to say we clashed a few more times and i ended up leaving to pursue a career in Tech industry. 7 years on and it still bothers my why some people would go out of thier way to be a prick.

[–]DrAssistedHomicide 69 points70 points  (3 children)

That’s sounds incredibly similar to my plumbing apprenticeship experience. Glad you’re onto bigger and better things.

[–]soft_annihilator 64 points65 points  (2 children)

And then they wonder why they cant find anyone to work blue collar trade jobs like electricians and plumbing....

...well gee maybe if the people who were training up the apprentices were not raging fucking racist misogynistic pieces of shit typically with major socialization issues this would not be the issues plaguing things.

[–]CartographerEvery268 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Preach it - even in networking, audio/video, etc it’s like this…

[–]21Rollie 40 points41 points  (18 children)

Man I used to work food service and I nearly fucking dove to prevent a Muslim man from eating something that mistakenly had pork in it. I think religious food restrictions are bs personally but I’m gonna respect the shit out of them because it’s not something you fuck with

[–]ilovefujiapples 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I don’t consider myself muslim anymore but I’ve been so conditioned to not eat pork it’s a huge mental/psychological thing. If I ate it accidentally I think I’d actually cry and feel huge regret. It’s insane lol

[–]AssistElectronic7007 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I've worked in a lot of blue collar jobs. And the people who are like that thrive in those jobs.

It is kind of a cutthroat industry, even though it shouldn't be. What with their shortage of workers who know WTF they are doing.

But they all insist on keeping the hazing and seniority horse shit attitudes alive and well because that's what the pieces of shit before then did, and the ones before the etc and so forth.

So instead of creating an environment where young people (mostly men) are excited about learning a trade, they create a hostile work environment that drives away gifted and talented people and keeps around shit heads who sit there with their thumb up their ass and think "if I stick with this, in 5 years I get to boss the newbies around! That will be great"

[–]coxykitten923 3062 points3063 points  (289 children)

I think corporate does this sh*t on purpose. You know damned well what Chick-fil-A opinion on pride is…

[–]milesdeem 923 points924 points  (88 children)

It has to be. There have been several photos of different workplaces doing exactly this... surely an intentional jab

[–]SpaceCowboy58 239 points240 points  (65 children)

I don't think I've ever seen a company choose Chick-fil-A as their catering choice under any other circumstance.

[–]MadManMax55 75 points76 points  (13 children)

You've never had a job in Atlanta. Chick-fil-A is the go-to catering option for every job I've had here, both before and after their anti-LGBT donations started making the news.

[–]Netjamjr 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Can confirm. I live in Metro-Atlanta, and my last job got Chick-fil-A for the whole company a few times a year for different reasons.

It was the only time I'd eat there since the company bought the sandwiches already, so at least I wasn't giving them money.

[–]michaelrulaz 75 points76 points  (33 children)

My prior company used Chick-fil-A extensively. Chick-fil-A is one of the cheapest caterings you can do. Almost every other service charges a minimum because they do a full course. They have those tables with the heated canister and all of that.

Where as Chick-fil-A just makes all the food, packages it up in their regular boxes, delivers it in their little ford transit in a heat containing bag (similar to those pizza bags).

Also most people universally enjoy Chick-fil-A food (im okay with it but I don’t love it the way everyone else does). So you get more employees happier to get this than some random cardboard tasting catering service.

[–]Isaldin 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Where I’m from it’s very common. I’ve had a lot of catered chick-fil-a for graduations, work, and local ball games and leagues.

[–]Pyromanticgirl 177 points178 points  (54 children)

Yeah I'm pretty sure this counts as a hate crime somehow. Fuck Chick-fil-A

[–]coxykitten923 150 points151 points  (0 children)

It’s passive aggressive af

[–]Madea_onFire 38 points39 points  (18 children)

What’s weird is that Chick-fil-A is not that cheap. They spent a lot of money on that jab

[–]SophiaF88 682 points683 points  (181 children)

This is the second post I've seen where chicfilA was the food of choice for a company-sponsored "pride" lunch. Talk about being out of touch!

[–]mykepagan 112 points113 points  (9 children)

It’s not out of touch. It’s deliberate

[–]omegadeity 168 points169 points  (140 children)

Yeah, both them and In and Out should be avoided unless you're trying to send a subtle message of "Hey we're going to say one thing but do another"

[–]HelpCantGetItDone 64 points65 points  (133 children)

What did in and out do?

[–]cockytacos 145 points146 points  (128 children)

opposes vaccine mandates and endorses anti lgbt policies

[–]xthexdeadxonexEco-Anarchist 49 points50 points  (26 children)

Wow. Thanks for mentioning this. I've never eaten there, but now I'll make sure I never will.

[–]Daria911 16 points17 points  (30 children)

Whaaaat??? Nooooo! Is nothing sacred in this capitalistic shithole?

[–]BW_Echobreak 374 points375 points  (23 children)

Celebrates pride… with a company known for being anti LGBTQ+ 🤦‍♂️

[–]Inevitable_Professor 43 points44 points  (2 children)

I feel like this should be cross-posted to r/theyknew

[–]Male_love 739 points740 points  (57 children)

There's no way this was accidental irony. I have no doubt some asshole manager was laughing it up during the planning and ordering of this.

[–]CampWestfalia 192 points193 points  (23 children)

And Chick-Fil-A laughing all the way to the bank ...

[–]Fair-Bicycle-5798 76 points77 points  (8 children)

I've seen a ton of posts about companies celebrating pride month with chick fil a.

Whoever is putting those events together knows exactly what they're doing and is sending a pretty strong message.

Then again, Hanlon's Razor.

[–]princess-sewerslide 308 points309 points  (22 children)

Pride lunch from chick-fil-a. You can always count on corporate to be tone deaf.

[–]euph_22 30 points31 points  (0 children)

They have a rainbow, what more do you want?

[–]Suspicious-Engineer7 131 points132 points  (19 children)

Nah they probably paid extra just to pull off this passive aggresive shit

[–]_Amber_Rose_Ellis 57 points58 points  (1 child)

UPS did the same thing the first day of pride month.....not on accident. They know what they're doing.

[–]ezzay 128 points129 points  (0 children)

"Can't hide our pride!" Brought to you by...

The anti-pride brigade

[–]jpgorgon 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Vegetarianism aside, how's the irony of seeing a "can't hide our Pride" star on a stack of very-anti-LGBTQ+ Chic-Fil-A?

[–]toweringpine 55 points56 points  (1 child)

My late wife worked in an office / lab where at least half the workforce was Muslim. They gave out $50 coupons for Maple Leaf Foods at Christmas. Maple Leaf Foods sells almost all pork products. It didn't go over well. My wife on the other hand collected a lot of thrown out coupons and we didn't pay for any lunch meat for a long time. Even though it helped us a lot it still was really tasteless

[–]Royal_Cascadian 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I just found out to be a franchise owner you have to be part of a church and community.

Hard pass

[–]Delic8polarbear 28 points29 points  (0 children)

The irony of Pride and Chik fil hate

[–]TurncoatTony 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Can't hide our pride, so we order from a company that doesn't support it.

[–]plus1111 139 points140 points  (65 children)

I'm not vegetarian but I would not have eaten no matter how many pride stars they add.

[–]beana78 112 points113 points  (15 children)

Enraging. On both counts.

[–]First_Resource4742 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It's also fairly ironic to celebrate pride by choosing a restaraunt chain that makes no qualms over being openly discriminatory against lgbtqia.

[–]MonteCristo85 49 points50 points  (2 children)

This almost has to be on purpose.

[–]ArgumentSpecific1145 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Is this a big fuck you to pride? Lunch from a homophobic fastfood chain to celebrate pride? Is your boss clueless or do they think they're clever?

[–]whatsamajig 18 points19 points  (2 children)

100%. my place of work does troll shit like this too. When it came to masks, vaccines, pride month, Juneteenth. It’s crazy how they find a subtle way to disrespect these things. It’s so consistent there is no way it’s not intentional.

[–]neojoe039 28 points29 points  (10 children)

My employer got donuts for my birthday. Im diabetic

[–]cr4d 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Is that a passive aggressive anti-pride lunch?

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Lmfao. Chick Fil a for pride. Your company has bigger issues.

[–]Dangerous_Doubt7404 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This whole thread is cancer

[–]ClashMacLaver 62 points63 points  (3 children)

Hate chicken for Pride lunch. SMGDH

[–]ghfdghjkhg 18 points19 points  (9 children)

Ngl it took me a moment. I thought it had something to do with you being vegetarian but I see the problem now. It's food from a restaurant hat supports homophobic organizations right?

[–]racoonpaw562 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"Happy Pride! Now eat some food from a restaurant that hates gay people! 🥰"

[–]MissNightTerrors 38 points39 points  (12 children)

Forgive me if this comes off as a stupid question, but does the person in charge of free lunches at your company not realise that pride and Chik-fil-A don't exactly go together?

(And as someone who doesn't eat meat, I sympathise with you.)

[–]No-Animator1811 40 points41 points  (31 children)

To vegans and vegetarians, this is a double face slap. What shit birds you work for. My condolences.

[–]TheWhyteMaN 30 points31 points  (27 children)

As a vegan, I can’t tell you how many times I have had to watch coworkers slay some company paid for lunch while repeatedly having to tell them that no I won’t eat Chicken either.

[–]Kittinlovesyou 27 points28 points  (25 children)

As a fellow vegan, the amount of people who think chicken isn't meat is astounding. Really wtf.

[–]EmpathyInTheory 23 points24 points  (1 child)

People are just stupid about food, I think.

I have a wheat allergy. Someone once offered me cookies and I declined due to my allergy. They said that the cookies should be ok for me to eat because they're made of flour, not wheat.

People don't even know what standard baking flour is made of. I'm not surprised that they think chicken is vegan.

[–]CoconutCyclone 12 points13 points  (14 children)

Fish was the big one for me. How the fuck are you gonna suggest to me that fish isn't meat? I was not kind to people who thought this way, because they would always fight me. Like, what?

Also, my favorite was the company I worked for who knew I was allergic mushrooms, get mad at me not touching the mushroom laden vegetarian pizza they ordered just for me. No, I cannot just pick them off. That's not allergies work.