Sunday, December 08, 2019

Movie Biz Low-End Workers Push Back Against Kansas City Metro Theater Chain

This is the rare time of of year when locals actually take a few moments to watch movies the old fashioned way . . . And so, thanks to some of our best readers, we share a glimpse at this old school media distribution model feuding with workers on the wrong end of the corporate food chain . . . Checkit:

AMC Theatre workers press for holiday and overtime pay

For many film fans, going to the movies is an annual holiday tradition. But for hourly employees at AMC Theatres, the nation's largest cinema chain, there's no extra pay for working Christmas Day or any other holiday. In fact, their hourly rates do not increase even when they work more than eight hours a day or exceed 40 hours a week.

14 comments:

Ex-AMC Employee said...

I swear part-time people who take part-time jobs need to learn the rules. Also I worked for AMC a few years back while in school and I knew about the no overtime pay but I never got any because I never was worked over 40 hours. They always kept me at around 30-32 hours a week. Part time help seldom gets holiday pay and no law says they have to pay it either. Look it's a pud job, takes no real effort to do and was just gas and fucking off money for me while finishing high school. Got to see the movies for free and was a fun job in other ways. Working at a theater isn't a career choice unless your management and even they don't make all that much.

Unknown said...

Hey Norma Rae, I spilled my popcorn. Clean that shit up.

Anonymous said...

As long as AMC's campaign contribution and lobbying checks continue to flow, the archaic 1930's loophole that doesn't see low-paid theater help as just that, will not be closed. Sure, slinging popcorn is not a viable long-term career choice, but that doesn't mean they don't deserve the basic protections afforded to most employees in similar types of jobs.

Anonymous said...

^^Stop being such a slob!

Anonymous said...

What does anyone expect from the shitbags that run AMC?
Fortunately they're in a dying business that probably won't even exist in ten years.

Real Men Don't Whine. said...

Hmmmmm says they are a Chef but working for less than $11 an hour. I know a lot of Chefs, real chefs and they ain't working for crap wages like that. Another one of those whiners who takes a job at an agreed upon wage then bitches about it. Suck it buttercup and stop making stupid decisions in your life.

Anonymous said...

Let the pervy old men that haunt the place during the week suck your dick for $50.
You can make a decent, mostly tax free living.
That's what America is all about;
Blowjobs and cheating on your taxes.

Bob said...

AMC should be ashamed of themselves. They should at least pay overtime for over 8 per shift and 40 per week. But it is not just AMC, it is the movie industry. Making billions off the movies but not putting anything substantial in employees pockets, I mean the real working people of the theater chains.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Oh you mean like those actors paid millions to be in a movie? Part of the reason movies cost so much to make, it's paying those over priced assholes wages.

Anonymous said...

It's illegal to work over 40 hours and get no overtime.

Anonymous said...

^^^And you are stupid! Those laws contain many exceptions, so not all employees are entitled to overtime. Employees who are eligible for overtime are called "nonexempt" employees, and those who are not eligible for overtime are called "exempt" employees.

Anonymous said...

Why don’t the little crybaby bitches go get better jobs instead of whining? They’re cuntholes.

Anonymous said...

That unemployment line is a bitch. I take it there won't be a ton of Theatre workers running Waddell and Rich..

Anonymous said...

At least Mike Sommers is not (in my opinion) providing sweatshop pay level computer programmers to develop the I.T. systems for AMC. In my opinion, he demanded ALL their business, like he owned AMC - and AMC said NO! Good job AMC (in my opinion). BalancePoint is better off without Mike, in my opinion, as he never even finished college and in my opinion is a manipulator and egotist, in my opinion. That's all just my opinion and I could be wrong. Am I?