Movie Gallery should be prosecuted and shut down for good.
First: store managers are told they are paid on salary, but if you are sick, your "salary" suddenly becomes hourly, and though you are REQUIRED to work AT LEAST 45 hours per week, you only make about $8/hr. This with being in charge of all the sales, money, hiring, firing, safety, etc for the ENTIRE store.
You are required to handle customer complaints with no backup from any manager, as the district manager is required to push sales only. The practice of eliminating salaried pay for special circumstances is not on paper anywhere in their official practices, but apparently that's how it's done.
Second: Movie Gallery requires NO EMPLOYEE besides the "salaried" store manager to work overtime. This means that NO overtime may be reached by ANY employee but the manager, or you face penalties in reduced pay. In order to avoid this, I was trained to go into the individual employee files EVERY WEEK to lop off any overtime any employee had worked, NO MATTER WHAT HOURS THEY HAD ACTUALLY WORKED. Though this, also, is not in their official policies, it is how I was trained. WE WERE INSTRUCTED TO CHANGE EMPLOYEES TIMES regularly to make a favorable profit outlook, without any questions asked and WITHOUT EMPLOYEES' KNOWLEDGE. They were only told we could change their times if they forgot to clock in or out, but that IS A PATENTED LIE.
BOYCOTT MOVIE GALLERY for this practice! The customers at my old store did, and that location closed. Though the employees undoubtedly lost their jobs, at least they aren't being treated like vulnerable profit fodder any more!