Social media in Baton Rouge began buzzing late Sunday evening over a post by Karen Peterson — of a schedule from one of the capital cities movie theaters Movie Tavern. Peterson got a call from her granddaughter who works at the theater upset because she had read a schedule that listed herself and some of her co-workers as peasants.
According to employees the schedule was made by Shawn Ray a manager at Movie Tavern. Different members of the staff were singled out based on their job duties. Two people were called “Cleaning peasant.” Another was listed as “Super Peasant”, and another “Drink Station Peasant.” Almost all the staff is listed as peasants, excluding one which Ray listed by noting, “we like him.”
Peterson said, “I feel that with these kids being young, this can have a negative impact on their lives. They are in college trying to work and this has been a surprise to them that they are thought of this way. I mean, they have really been hurt by this. When my granddaughter called, she was really upset and there were others in the background crying.”
A peasant is defined as, “a coarse, unsophisticated, boorish, uneducated person of little financial means.”
Social media is a buzz about the subject, we will reach out to Movie Tavern for comment during business hours.