I've worked at a movie theater for the better part of a year, and I've seen employees come and go.
One such guy was Brian, a young man in his early 20's who was hired as a manager-in-training instead of as a regular employee. (Or at least, that's what he said.
) The idea was that he was going to work as regular employee in all the different areas of the theater.
He was focused on mainly working with the ushers, who instantly took to hating him because he was rather bossy to them before actually earning the tile of manager.
One rather notorious incident was that he yelled at a 75-year old man who is semi-retired but working the podium for not cleaning up enough,
when said man was hired with the understanding that he wouldn't really work at cleaning the theater, just doing theater checks and podium. Edgar really went off on him, apparently.
Then Brian took to concessions, where I was, and also started making enemies and rubbing people the wrong way there.
Basically, the same thing of "I am your boss and this is how we're going to do things" despite him having very little actual experience or understanding of how things worked there.
When we were selling the Star Wars promo cups, someone sold about 20 of them as regular large drinks, and I highly suspect it was him,
because he had a tendency to just ring something up as something if he didn't know what it was.
I generally got along with him, but his attitude for the most part sucked, and about a month in, someone threw a strawberry fruit smoothie on this guy's beloved Harley Davidson motorcyle.
Once that happened, he quit right on the spot and people breathed a sign of relief.
My theory is that it was one of the ushers, but the fact that there were at least 3 or 4 people we could think of that hated him that much speaks volumes.
The lesson to be learned here? Don't act like a manager when you"re not actually a manager yet.