I absolutely love the whole atmosphere of the movies. I love the smell of popcorn, the hustle and bustle of the crowds, and the amazing effects that can be found in a variety of movies nowadays. However, working for the movie theater was less magical than I had hoped.
AMC offered alot of options to move up in the company, but unfortunately alot of our hardest, most dedicated workers left before promotion was even considered. A less-than empathetic management and poor wages led to discontent among the majority of employees. We were constantly left feeling unappreciated by the managers, who very rarely emphasized any positives, but went out of their way to highlight the negatives. A "good job" or "thank you" was rarely heard. To make matters worse, as the managers made $5.00 an hour extra on holidays, the crew members were forced to work, and received no monetary gain besides their normal hourly rate.
The idea of team work was a joke, and the upper management dismissed any ideas that would encourage the team to work together. Games, raffles, secret santa, a night out as a group, pizza on the weekends, pretty much anything, was determined frivolous.