TooManyShots wrote in post #18417652
Hehehehehhee...the operation manager is an "intern?"
Must be tight on the budget there... Even your retail chains won't hire a 17 year to run their store operations..... I am wondering how much they pay for their photographers????
Well, the site manager (aka GM) in Myrtle Beach was the one actually responsible for everything. I don't know what she was paid, but it was too much if she allowed her 17 year old daughter to do the photographer scheduling. The 17 year old couldn't have been making more than South Carolina minimum wage. The problem is that the GM wouldn't hold her daughter responsible when she screwed up. It was always someone else's fault.
They paid photographers $20 per hour. Ten and twelve hour days weren't uncommon. The company also leased us a condo (a number of us were Florida-based) that had laundry, cable, wifi; the whole nine. Also, Canon sent us equipment (400 & 300mm f/2.8's, 1DX's) to use (their logo was on our vests). It wasn't a bad set-up.
But, they're shutting down, and I can't say it breaks mt heart. The photographers are all pros (Times Square billboards, NASA; that type of stuff), so they won't have a problem earning a living, which is good. I never had a problem with any of them.
Management was a much different story...