Employees are suing AMC Theaters, arguing that they should be allowed to sit down:
McInerney is representing Andrew Allen and all other AMC employees similarly situated, claiming they are being forced to endure long hours on their feet when taking money and checking tickets. The proposed class action alleges a violation of California Labor Code Section 1198 and Wage Order 7-2001, Section 14, which says that “all working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.”
Two things. First, my full love and support to theater employees, who perform all the customer service aspects of the motion picture business for low wages and little appreciation. Sure, some theater employees are terrible, but to the good ones: You’re doing the Lord’s work. Thank you.
Second, sitting is pretty terrible for you, too. (And yes, I’m typing this at a standing desk.)
My hunch is that most Americans would be healthier working at a theater, with all its standing and activity, than at a conventional job behind a desk.