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Chris Vespia
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For the last five years I have been a huge fan of The Avengers and a professional cosplay costumer that dresses up in their likenesses for events. As a professional costumer in late April I was sitting on a pretty good job working for M&M World as a dancing M&M character when I noticed the sign for The Avengers Station posted outside of the Treasure Island. I immediately sought out this opportunity as I thought that it would be a dream job. Unbeknownst to me the company is not run by Marvel or Disney but instead is run by a third party called Victory Hill Exhibitions. Upon my hiring I knew that I would have to quit at M&M World and so I spoke directly with manager Matt Lewis and told him that if I were to do so that I would expect a professional commitment from the company as well. Mr. Lewis informed me that as long as I did my job I could expect at least 7 hours a day at $10.50 an hour and that there should be no reason at all that I should lose my job especially considering how right for the job I was. The first problems arose when I was not given the call back at the appropriate date & they said we were unable to open due to unforeseen circumstances on their part not being able to pass a fire marshal code but I hung in there. Upon the opening of the attraction I noticed several things that were a red flag almost right away. First of all there is no designated break room for employees but instead employees must sit surrounded by construction materials and stacks of garbage that have not been thrown away for weeks at a time. This is very serious and it could attract all manner of rodents and insects and is not only unprofessional but it is unfair to the staff. In addition to that an employee named Jonee had her purse stolen due to these horriffic conditions. Also, the employees are required to share uniforms from day to day and those uniforms are never washed. Furthermore, the attraction itself houses the least amount of things that anyone could ever expect in an attraction such as this. CSI, Goretorium and Star Trek The Experience all lived up to their hype whereas the interior of the Avengers Station is nothing but a glorified Museum. However, it is marketed as an interactive attraction when this is not exactly true. Not only do their devices and apps constantly break down but I was the only professional actor hired there. I did my best to bring on several team members that I thought might fit the bill. Costumers and even a young lady that I met on the bus named Nat of whom never even paid me a thank you for getting her the job. But, I digress. The first real problem that affected me was when I noticed an issue at the ticketing office and reported it. See, rather than playing the Avengers theme like was the rule per management, a radio station was playing and the volume was too loud. This made it very difficult to speak with the customers or perform in any way. I was stationed at the elevator in a position they call briefing and as such this situation had a negative affect on my performance. It should be noted that I had requested to be in The Iron Man room but had done such a good job in briefing that they chose to keep me there much to my chagrin. See, I had discussed a desire to work every position and was assured that I would do so as they were grooming me to be a lead. After bringing the loud music to the attention of supervisor Esther Castro, Esther and another employee named Trevor or Travis or something like that, retaliated against me because they wanted the music the way it was. First she lied to me telling me that upper management had asked the music be loud and non Avengers related when that was not the case at all. A fact that I found out after Esther gave me a verbal warning prompting me to go to management. Now, Esther got spoken to and as a result held a grudge against me as did her friend. (Note, they were friends in the sense of fraternizing after work which is unbecoming of a supervisor) The next problem I had was when they sent me home early the next day and put me in a menial position. Esther had retaliated against me. This after I had literally written the script on how to perform in the attraction and submitted it to management. I was to collect listening devices from the attraction. A position I would have happily done if I thought I was still being groomed for lead but it was such obvious favoritism and retaliation that I took notice. So now the early outs continued as I was still being placed at briefing and at 9pm when the ticket office closes so does briefing. The majority of the Station closes at 10, the time I was promised in my interview before quitting at M&M's. This time I voiced my concern to supervisor Karim Ibrahim but felt ignored so I wrote Mr. Lewis an email on the subject. But remembering trying to ask Mr. Lewis to deal with some other issues only about a week before only to be chastised by Mr. Lewis rather than helped, I chose to CC Mr. Ibrahim as well. The email voiced a strong opinion but was in no way offensive or disrespectful. However, upon receiving the email, I was immediately the subject of a witch hunt. Mr. Ibrahim and Ms. Castro reported me to Manager Daniel Pierce saying that I was harrassing them and others. The statement that I had harrassed others had no doubt come from Esthers friends and other workers who misconstrued my strong work ethic as the majority of them are children. Knowing that Daniel had praised me along with many executives, I was shocked when I was called the following day by Ibrahim to Lewis' office and placed on suspension with no warning. As of this writing I have not heard anything from the Station and I have no more job. Based on heresay and gossip I found myself in this situation along with the bruised egos of management retaliation. My M&M job is long gone and it took me weeks walking around in the heat and miserable on the timeshare job to finally score my high paying job. Finally, it is noteworthy that the Station itself applies hidden fees at the ticket office and charges for photos after you have already left the exhibit and taken your photos on their app. This is whats known as coersion and bait and switch. In addition, the entire attraction is guilty of false advertising..
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Never thought about this before but the reason why Batman is standing there in the full batsuit staring at the signal & is gonna be late getting home is because commissioner Gordon turned on the Batsignal. Batman said it was only to be used if the forces of evil should rise again so now he's like, "WTF Jim?" LOL.

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  • The Iron Web of Justice
    Cosplayer, 2007 - present
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Las Vegas, Nevada USA
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I am a royal pain in the ass!
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The Powers of the universe did sire a son. He was baptised by fire, water, earth and sky. From darkness he rose up in triumph to merge with yours truly and together as one we ascended to the throne.
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They have not defeated me.
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  • Las Vegas High School
    I am learning about all the nice people & all the beautiful things., 1973 - present
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King Vespia, "King" Christopher Alfredo Vespia, The King of Magic, Master Vespia, Lord Vespia
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