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AMC Theatrework ethics poor management

I had previously worked for this company 3 years ago with no issues what so ever. I had to leave back then due to personal family issues. I decided I wanted to go back a few weeks ago and was rehired. I noticed major changes immediately during the hiring process. First of all they did not drug test me. I dont use drugs anyways but thought it was mandatory for employment. Secondly the interview or lack there of was only 3 min long and pointless. They ran no background check or checked employment history or references. Once hired I was told to come in for orientation. Usually at orientation youre given handbooks that you keep along with your uniform and schedule. I was in a group of 6 and out of those 6 I was shocked that I was the only one able to read efficiently aloud in the group. I learned one guy had 4 felonies for armed robbery, another girl smokes pot on the regular and one guy has a 9th grade education and no ged. The general manager the big boss couldnt read himself and barely spoke english! The managers played real nice during orientation but once hired and actually on the job I still had no uniform and was told the pants I ordered they were out of and didnt know when they would recieve them. I ordered a size bigger than my reg pants size because the pants run super small all they could offer me was something 8 sizes too big and no thats not an exageration! Telling me I have to wear them whether I roll em tuck em whatever and I looked at them like they were crazy, not even a belt could hold those pants up! So the gm amir told me take the day off and dont come to work till I buy a pair of uniform pants.. Im sorry but uniform pants are free with the job! I ended up spending almost 30 bucks to find the right pair of acceptable pants just to go to work. Once on the job I was thrown in concession the first day with no on job training. Coworkers didnt wanna help me learn the ropes as the systems have changed since I worked there last. Asking for managorial help was a problem! So everything they said in orientation was bullsh*t right away I noticed the managers allowing older employees to sit around and do nothing while I slaved and was used and even called a # in front of a manager and the boy was not written up. I wasnt allowed to use the bathroom or take my break at reasonable times, I felt as though something was wrong with this picture. I got screamed at for drinking a cup of water! But other african american employees were allowed to snack and take random cigarette breaks and drink anything and everything they wanted and it was overlooked by my african american managers!. After 3 days of hell and being mistreated I decided to put my foot down and tell the gm about himself in an approperiate way. Letting him know there are labor laws etc! I have every right to use the restroom as needed, the right to 2 15 min breaks during my work hours to eat or do whatever I need to do. And I can not be forced to work 12 hour shifts and go home 1 am and be back at work at 8 am for another 8 hrs when im scheduled for less hours. I can not be forced to pick up someones shift because im new and no one else wants to take his shift! I can not be written up for not wanting other people using my register while im logged in! At the end of the day whos responsible for the money in that register... Ohh that would be me! I felt like the place was clicked off and there was definately favoritism going on. How can a manager allow another red shirt whos on the same level as me dictate to me what I need to or need not to do when hes only been there 2 months??? How can a coworker decide for me that were switching locations or shifts??? Why when I approached the manager to talk about an issue I was dismissed??? How can you tell someone to be at work a certain time and the manager is an hour late to let you in the building so u lose an hours pay, then throw 50 keys at you and tell u to open when the keys arent labled and you werent trained how to open or operate the food machines??? Why do they schedule you for hours that are not in your availability sheet and then tell you your mandated to work that shift or your getting written up. This place is a disgrace! Theres racial discrimination all over, lack of good judgement and rules. The management is a joke! The employees are a disgrace! And from what ive been told a few people got written up for money missing from their registers and in reality the managers were pocketing it. Arent they supposed to count your drawer before you leave??? I decided I wasnt going back today until I spoke to corporate and the funny part is I cant find a number for them anywhere. All I want is to be transfered and these ppl investigated. Its not fair its unjust and its illegal. If anyone has any info please pass it along


  • Jo
    Johnvaz11 Jun 14, 2013

    I know this post is very old but do you have a update on the situation thank you!

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  • Damn... Sounds like a real sh*t hole. Don't give up on this though - the only way something is going to change is if somebody brings it up. What's the worst that can happen? You get fired? Oh well, you can find a better job really quick...

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