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Old 02-02-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Anyone on here currently working as a Merchandise Host/Hostess aboard the ships?

I would like to apply to work as a merchandise hostess, but Im trying to find out all the info I can before doing so. One of the things I would like to know, is how much do you get paid if you dont mind me asking. Im getting told by people from boths sides that they dont think its a good idea to work for DCL. They dont understand the love for Disney I have though.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:06 PM   #2
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I would like to apply to work as a merchandise hostess, but Im trying to find out all the info I can before doing so. One of the things I would like to know, is how much do you get paid if you dont mind me asking. Im getting told by people from boths sides that they dont think its a good idea to work for DCL. They dont understand the love for Disney I have though.
I'm not sure that CMs would (or could?) identify themselves here, much less discuss how much they get paid.

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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i didnt think about that, good point. I know it would be worth it just to work for disney, but im having a hard time convincing certain people.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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I don't know what they pay but you sound like the perfect person to work for Disney. I think they want people who love Disney! Good luck.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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P.S. I know that in reality we have to work to make money but wouldn't it be great to do what you love too?!?!?! If you would really enjoy working for Disney then go for it. The only person you really need to convince is you (assuming you're single).
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #6
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If I were you I would apply for the position at dcljobs.com or at least enquire and see what they are offering?
Remember it's not all about the remuneration, the rank determines privileges and accommodation, perks etc!
The compensation is important thou as a US citizen as you WILL have to pay tax on your earnings.

As for working for DCL, they seem to have a high retention rate amongst CM's so they must be OK for the majority of people who work on the ships!
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:27 AM   #7
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My best advice is to go on a Disney cruise and ask the people who are in positions you are interested in about their jobs. Sure, they may not reveal salary, but they'd probably be more than happy to answer any questions you have within reason.
I've considered Disney as a top of my list for when/if I go back to work. I've been out of work for 6 years raising my children, but it is having them that has made me realize that you DO need to love what you do-at least I do. If you are happy with the lifestyle you will live on a given salary, then that is YOUR life decision to make.
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Go with your heart! Make sure that this is something that you really want and go for it. I feel that every life should have a little adventure in it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:22 AM   #9
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Questioning the cast members about living conditions, work schedule, and off time might be a wise idea!
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Working on a cruise is different that working at the parks. On a cruise, you work 70+ hours a week and don't get a day off. When in port and the shops are closed, you would work in other positions such as helping with staging the people for shore excursions, etc. On our last cruise we talked extensively with the officer in charge of merchandising on the ship when we were at the CC reception.
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Husband worked for RCI for 7 years. Hope it works out if you have questions about work on ships PM me.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:23 PM   #13
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FYI. DCL has posted that they have open positions!
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:36 PM   #14
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We spoke a long time to a bartender at the champagne bar who said that she actually moved out of the college corporate program at WDW to DCL. People thought she was nuts (according to her), but she said she was glad to experience it. She said that she preferred the WDW job b/c it was easier, but that she liked being on the ship and meeting new people.

Keep in mind though, she seemed to have an "easier" job than others (probably being from the college corporate program) and she worked easier shifts (according to her). I didn't ask her all the details, but it seemed like she was really happy. She said she wasn't planning on doing it for the long term, but it would give her resume an extra boost as she planned on moving herself back into the WDW (corporate, not parks). I don't know all the technical differences between the departments, but it did seem like the interview process was intense, etc.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:00 PM   #15
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Thank you for all the great info! Right now im working on getting the 2 year experience i need in order to apply for the job. After that, i guess we will see what happens!
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