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Every business has its own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Photogenic Inc.?
Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?
What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Photogenic Inc.?
in Chicago, Illinois
69 months ago
While in your orientation class they toot themselves as a fun and fast paced company it is anything but fun. There is a specific pier supervisor that thinks it's o.k. to scream at employees in public if he has an issue with them. Another supervisor is beat down to the point of nervous breakdown almost. There is ABSOLUTELY no communication or cohesion among supervisors. One supervisor will approve an employee request (such as petty cash funds for a cab after working a moonlight cruise) another supervisor will jump down the employees throat for taking it! People are dressed in polyester shirts that are comfortable for the weather or long/short sleeve khaki button up shirts with either black pants or black shorts. Most of the employees while thankful to have a job have no motivation to excel in their position. Employees generally do what they have to do and that is it. Nothing more, nothing less. EMPLOYEES that have proven themselves and are given more responsibilities (such as opening or closing a venue) do not progress in pay as they have been on a raise freeze and often work 10-14 hours a day with the false hope of receiving a raise...soon. The employees know if they can't get the owner to provide them with a bottle of water on a 94 degree day they probably aren't getting a raise anytime soon! And for God's sake you DO NOT WANT TO GET INJURED!!! An employee was hit in the head by a photoboard (a metal board that is used to hold photos so customers can view them) that was blown over by a gust of wind. The injury was severe enough to warrant STAPLES...5 of them. The owner of the company has been told about this being a problem and yet no one can get him to anchor them properly so as to avoid this issue. The employee who in good faith didn't contact an attorney because he was not sue happy and believed his employer when he told him the expenses would be taken care of did eventually have to threaten legal workers compensation action.
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