Why do photography studios treat their employees so badly?

Ok, I know there are a lot of companies that have a less than honorable code of ethics and you can be treated with respect or treated like crap no matter what type of company you work for. But has anyone else noticed that almost all commercial photography companies (Sears Portrait Studio (CPI Corp), JC Penny, Prestige, Portrait Innovations, Picture People) you know, studios like that in general treat their employees like crap? I know people that have worked in a few of these and I worked for one myself and they all hate their job! I sure hated working there. The thing is they could be excellent places for the customer and employees if everyone worked together fairly. But they all seem to suck. Does anybody else know what I'm talking about? What gives?

Asked By: - 11/11/2010
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I worked at one of those and yeah, it sucked. I think it's because in the long run, it really isn't that profitable a business, hence hours get cut, pay is low, managers are always stressed, etc. All based on the fact that it ain't that profitable. But a job is a job. I stuck it out for a few years at one of those... More
Answered By: capwest5a - 11/12/2010
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