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Old 04-04-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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Walt Disney World holding online job fair

http://www.wdwinfo.com/news/General_...e_job_fair.htm

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Walt Disney World is hosting an online job fair through April 7, looking to hire workers for their theme parks, resorts and water parks. There are both full-time and part-time positions available and range from food and beverage to bus drivers.

Walt Disney World cast members receive benefits such as complimentary admission to the theme parks and discounts on merchandise, dining and hotels. Full-time employees are eligible for medical, dental and vision coverage.

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Old 04-05-2013, 07:38 AM   #2
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In a word:

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO!!!!!

Don't do it!
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Lockedoutlogic, please, tell us how you really feel!!

Honestly, with an opinion that strong, you must have a reason. Please share.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:56 AM   #4
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I am so glad that I found this website! Thank you for posting it, it is such a great resource!
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:27 AM   #5
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Lockedoutlogic, please, tell us how you really feel!!

Honestly, with an opinion that strong, you must have a reason. Please share.
not really...i was pretty grounded in my days...

It's a job...can be great if you let it be. It's what you make of it.

The problem with employment at WDW based on my experiences were twofold:

Employees are viewed like a "necessary evil" from corporate (aka WALL STREET) and the mass of workers fall prey to setting their expectations to high.

I climbed up the ladder a few rungs in my couple of years there...but never really took it more seriously than just being a cog in the machine - no matter what color bar i had on my ID card at the time.
Since i was a young pup, i did notice that there was ALOT of 20 somethings who would show up there (mostly ex-CPs who didn't grasp that CP was code for "Cheap Pawns") and expect to have disney pay them to be "professionals" post grad. Not the reality...and caused alot of rub in many units/locations. And the 10-20 year locals who made it into entry level management (think about how absurd that is) who viewed almost all the employees as dinosaurs or sniveling little kids.

And the "face" hires...

Wow...i don't hold any grudges...but looking back it must really have sucked there
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:42 PM   #6
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not really...i was pretty grounded in my days...

It's a job...can be great if you let it be. It's what you make of it.

The problem with employment at WDW based on my experiences were twofold:

Employees are viewed like a "necessary evil" from corporate (aka WALL STREET) and the mass of workers fall prey to setting their expectations to high.

I climbed up the ladder a few rungs in my couple of years there...but never really took it more seriously than just being a cog in the machine - no matter what color bar i had on my ID card at the time.
Since i was a young pup, i did notice that there was ALOT of 20 somethings who would show up there (mostly ex-CPs who didn't grasp that CP was code for "Cheap Pawns") and expect to have disney pay them to be "professionals" post grad. Not the reality...and caused alot of rub in many units/locations. And the 10-20 year locals who made it into entry level management (think about how absurd that is) who viewed almost all the employees as dinosaurs or sniveling little kids.

And the "face" hires...

Wow...i don't hold any grudges...but looking back it must really have sucked there

Hmmm. I guess we asked for it.

And there I was thinking I should retire to Orlando in 25 years and work at MK. I guess I'll have to find a new plan. Hey, US/IOA has Harry Potter.

I'm thinking in today's reality there will be a lot of applicants. A job is a job.

Edit: Just saw a new post that SeaWorld is hiring for the summer for between $8 and $10 an hour. Is that any different fro the Disney recruiting?
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I'm thinking in today's reality there will be a lot of applicants. A job is a job.

Edit: Just saw a new post that SeaWorld is hiring for the summer for between $8 and $10 an hour. Is that any different fro the Disney recruiting?
~I agree with this. A job is a job, we all have to start somewhere -- internship, entry level, peace corp, military, volunteering, shadowing or whatever. Life is what you make of it. This can be a great opportunity for many people.

~When I was in high school, I did an internship for a large retailer. This retailer had a huge college internship program and hired a lot of college grads as entry level managers. I'll never forget how many of them felt disenfranchised by the whole experience!

~The General Manager made them go outside in the cold and get shopping carts, sweep the patio, hang signs and even straighten shelves in their suits & heels! They didn't adopt the khaki's and polo shirt dress code, just yet. One entry level managers told me, he didn't go to college for four years to do this crap (I'm paraphrasing). But, the GM told us specifically everyone must crawl before they walk, no one is going to just waltz in and call the shots. Right after that experience -- I knew retail wasn't my thing -- I'm a much better fit for consumer part of the industry!

~Anyway, good luck to all future applicants! Disney on your resume' is priceless!
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Hmmm. I guess we asked for it.

And there I was thinking I should retire to Orlando in 25 years and work at MK. I guess I'll have to find a new plan. Hey, US/IOA has Harry Potter.

I'm thinking in today's reality there will be a lot of applicants. A job is a job.

Edit: Just saw a new post that SeaWorld is hiring for the summer for between $8 and $10 an hour. Is that any different fro the Disney recruiting?
Disney routinely pays around $0.50-$1.00 less per hour for just about every position equivalent to ones at SeaWorld and Universal. The same way that guests pay more at Disney for things because of the brand, Disney is able to pay cast members less because "it's Disney!" I really wish this weren't the case as I've been trying to find a way to justify taking a pay cut to switch companies...
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:23 PM   #9
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not really...i was pretty grounded in my days...

It's a job...can be great if you let it be. It's what you make of it.

The problem with employment at WDW based on my experiences were twofold:

Employees are viewed like a "necessary evil" from corporate (aka WALL STREET) and the mass of workers fall prey to setting their expectations to high.

I climbed up the ladder a few rungs in my couple of years there...but never really took it more seriously than just being a cog in the machine - no matter what color bar i had on my ID card at the time.
Since i was a young pup, i did notice that there was ALOT of 20 somethings who would show up there (mostly ex-CPs who didn't grasp that CP was code for "Cheap Pawns") and expect to have disney pay them to be "professionals" post grad. Not the reality...and caused alot of rub in many units/locations. And the 10-20 year locals who made it into entry level management (think about how absurd that is) who viewed almost all the employees as dinosaurs or sniveling little kids.

And the "face" hires...

Wow...i don't hold any grudges...but looking back it must really have sucked there
Well, then it is a good thing you have moved on....
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:10 PM   #10
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Well, then it is a good thing you have moved on....
wooooohoooo!!!, you wild and crazy girl...

I love it.

I'm glad i didn't go all "harsh"...i could've really talked straight on this.

The truth tends to taste the same no matter what type of sauce you put on it.

I love being negated based on my own observations
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:02 PM   #11
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not really...i was pretty grounded in my days...

It's a job...can be great if you let it be. It's what you make of it.

The problem with employment at WDW based on my experiences were twofold:

Employees are viewed like a "necessary evil" from corporate (aka WALL STREET) and the mass of workers fall prey to setting their expectations to high.

I climbed up the ladder a few rungs in my couple of years there...but never really took it more seriously than just being a cog in the machine - no matter what color bar i had on my ID card at the time.
Since i was a young pup, i did notice that there was ALOT of 20 somethings who would show up there (mostly ex-CPs who didn't grasp that CP was code for "Cheap Pawns") and expect to have disney pay them to be "professionals" post grad. Not the reality...and caused alot of rub in many units/locations. And the 10-20 year locals who made it into entry level management (think about how absurd that is) who viewed almost all the employees as dinosaurs or sniveling little kids.

And the "face" hires...

Wow...i don't hold any grudges...but looking back it must really have sucked there
So pretty much the same as any corporation
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1) As illustrated here, you get all sorts of opinions.
2) The job, like any other, must fit YOUR requirements.
3) And, meet YOUR needs.
4) Some love it, some hate it, some take it as "just a job".
5) Pretty much like any place of employment.


Hours:
. . . new hourly employees usually get the worst hours
. . . same thing for first and second level managers
. . . weekends are a given until you have several years of seniority
. . . weekly total hours are not guaranteed after 32-hrs-per-week
. . . you can be made to work up to 14-hrs straight with no notice
Pay:
. . . WDW is in the tourist business, which is historically low paid
. . . even for technical and skilled CM's, the pay is lower than other industries
. . . this is a given, and must be accepted
. . . there are only a few jobs that pay equals that of the "outside world"
Benefits:
. . . WDW has excellent health insurance program(s) for full-time CM's
. . . life, AD&D, dental and vision coverage is top rate and nicely priced
. . . retirement benefits are pretty weak
. . . health insurance for part-time is available, but weak
Advancement:
. . . the place is pretty good about moving up
. . . but, in MANY office/technical positions, "you need to know someone"
. . . or, "need to know someone who knows someone"
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