Clayton at Work: Daniel James

Elise Yang, Review Section Editor

Concessions Attendant at the Hi-Pointe Theater


Q: What’s your hourly wage?

A: $8.50 an hour.


Q: What’s the weirdest thing that’s happened here?

A: This one lady came up to me and asked me for some “mix”. And I was like, “I don’t know what that is.” She goes, “How do you not know what that is?” The “mix” turned out to be half orange soda and half Coke. I made it for her, but of course I had to try some for myself. It’s not bad, but it’s not good either.


Q: What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made?

A: I didn’t turn on the sound of a movie, but luckily it was just the previews, so the audience didn’t miss the actual movie. The previews were going and there was no sound. The way it works is you have to start the sound and the movie at the same time, so I had to restart the whole movie.


Q:What have you learned from your job?

A: I’ve learned to be a whole lot more patient. I’ve also learned to take certain things with a grain of salt and not be personally insulted when someone is angry, as people are just frustrated sometimes. If it’s out of your control, just shrug it off and focus on doing the best you can.