« Last post by violinp on Today at 12:58:29 AM »
She said it wouldn't have been kosher, except he did buy a ticket, so it was fine.
(I don't mean to speak for OP, just didn't want to leave you wondering in case she isn't back soon. )
Essentially, yes. It was one of those gray - area things, where it wasn't really okay because of the "new" status of the movie, but it was semi - legitimate because he bought tickets. Believe me, even if my best work friend did that, I wouldn't feel great about it. To try to put this in a non - movie context, it would be like buying the last of a seasonal food item once you got off work, and no customers could get any until tomorrow. You can do it, but it's not very nice - in fact, it's kinda greedy. It's essentially saying, "I know I can see a movie on slower days, when it's not crowded, for free and get free concessions*, but I don't want those times - I want to come see it when it's crowded and lots of non - employees want to see the new movie that literally came out days ago." We have rules about movie watching for a lot of reasons - people ended up abusing the system a lot before Awesome GM came on board, and this is a way to make it fair.
*We get free popcorn and drinks when we come see a movie, but any other concessions - nachos, candy, and so forth - we have to pay for.
If Larry had come back by himself, I would have seen it your way, but since he came back with his family, and they all paid for their tickets, I don't see anything at all wrong with it - his family probably was thrilled to be able to see a movie with him on a day when non-retail workers are off, not just at the slower/less crowded times when many of his family members are probably working.
He shouldn't have been distracting you, though. That part was definitely out of line.
I'll concede that reasonable people can see it different ways. I don't want to seem as though I think everything is bad if it's done by Larry, but not by anyone else. I just feel icky about the practice of going to a just - out movie while employed there in general, and the bothering me didn't help.
As an aside, Larry also went home early again today, because it was again fairly dead for a Saturday (I don't know how bad it was today, but yesterday we were supposed to make 11 grand for the whole day and only made 2 grand by 5 o'clock). I was cleaning the booster seats, so couldn't be seen when Michael told Larry he, unfortunately, had to clock out for the day after the 4 o'clock rush. I heard Larry say loudly, "Is Violinp leaving too??" almost in a defensive voice. Michael's response was very quiet comparatively, so I didn't catch all of it, but he essentially said, "We only need one ticket tearer tonight, and Violinp is going to be it. You need to clock out now." I know Larry's asked to know my schedule, and has talked of himself and me in the collective a good bit, but...to say that to a manager? And besides, what should Larry care whether I stay or go? If I stay, he can't help me out, and if I go, he doesn't need to worry about me. Sheesh.