TV and Movies·Posted on Feb 1, 201818 Things All Movie Theater Employees Secretly Hate And 7 They LoveWE. DON'T. CONTROL. THE. PRICES.by Jamie JirakBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. We love it when people tell us to enjoy the movie. gary from teen mom @garyfromteenmom movie theater employee: enjoy the movie me: you too 10:07 PM - 10 Jan 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite We've all done it. No one is judging you. An awkward encounter with a well-meaning human is preferred to getting yelled at over nothing. 2. We hate cleaning up trash. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via huffingtonpost.com No one wants to pick up literal garbage for MINIMUM WAGE. Please throw your trash away, just like you do at every other establishment in existence. 3. We hate turning away teens... Comedy Central / Via giphy.com We were kids once too, but selling R-rated tickets to an underage person is actually a fireable offense. 4. ...and carding adults. Columbia Pictures / Via ebay.com You might be old enough to drink, but you have a young face and we need to be sure. Just take the compliment, because you will be old one day. 5. We hate having to work every Friday and Saturday night. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Comedy Central / Via themanmadecave.tumblr.com Don't even bother inviting a movie theater employee to a weekend event. 6. We love making work friends. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You form a very special, lifelong bond with people once you've cleaned bathrooms together. 7. We hate telling people to throw away outside food or drink. grayce ⓥ @itsgraycee *only brings purse into movie theater to sneak in snacks* 12:56 AM - 07 Jan 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite More importantly, WE DO NOT CARE, so just hide it in your bag. 8. We hate working on holidays. New Line Cinema / Via gph.is Christmas is the busiest day of the year and we're REQUIRED to work for no extra pay. 9. We love catching bootleg recorders. Paramount Pictures / Via productplacementblog.com We may not care if you sneak in food, but we are ON ALERT for people trying to record the movies. If we catch you, we get more money than we normally make in one shift. 10. We hate when people comment on the prices. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nickeloden / Via gifbay.com Have you not been to a movie in 15 years? Not only are these prices the norm, but none of us chose to make them that high. 11. We hate giving the rewards card pitch. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You might hate getting the rewards card pitch, but not nearly as much as we hate giving it. 12. We love the free popcorn and soda. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Augenblick Studios / Via 90s90s90s.tumblr.com Employees eat and drink for free ALL DAMN DAY. Customers, you're literally paying for the cup and the bag. 13. We hate making hot food. Artlite / Getty Images Listen, it's on the menu so you're free to order it, but the convection ovens are a nightmare. 14. We hate when someone asks for half a popcorn, butters the middle, and brings it back to be filled up. NBC / Via ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com First of all, you're slowing down the line. Second of all, you're drowning in sludge. 15. We hate when people joke about the soda sizes. Miramax / Via refractionsfilm.wordpress.com You are not the first person TODAY to make a pee joke, sir. 16. We hate closing concessions and then opening it again the next day. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com No one likes a close-to-open in any job, but washing down popcorn scoopers at 1 a.m. only to have to dirty them again at 9 a.m. is a miserable process. 17. We hate the opening weekends of huge movies. Amanda Edwards / Getty Images It's nonstop madness. 18. We love free posters, standees, and occasional swag. Jamie Jirak Here I am, very excited about the Die Hard 5 bus shelter I had just claimed (this was obviously before I saw the movie). 19. We hate when people walk out of the movie and immediately spoil it. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FOX / Via youtube.com We love movies too, so be mindful when you're exiting the theater. I found out the end of The Dark Knight Rises this way, and I'm still bitter. 20. We hate when people complain about the temperature. NBC / Via collegemagazine.com None of us has the ability to change the temperature. If someone says they'll fix it, they're lying. Bring a sweater. 21. We love putting too many pretzels and hot dogs on the warmer toward the end of the night, knowing there will be extras. NBC / Via pinterest.com If you play it right and play it cool, the managers will let you take the leftovers. 22. We hate counting the inventory. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's unclear what is worse: having to count out EVERY SINGLE popcorn bag and candy item, or knowing that your manager is just going to recount it all when you're done. 23. We hate when people call for showtimes. NBC / Via reddit.com This isn't 1998. USE THE INTERNET. 24. We hate when people hook up in the theaters. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures / Via gifbay.com The only thing worse than catching a couple going at it is catching a chronic masturbator. Seriously, movie theaters are DISGUSTING and you shouldn't let your body parts anywhere near the floors or seats. 25. And, of course, we LOVE the free movies. Paramount Pictures / Via mycommonspring.tumblr.com THIS IS WHY WE'RE HERE!