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Old 02-13-2013, 03:23 PM   #61
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I found a place with a 1 bedroom for 629 a month supposed to be close to Disney World and that includes Water Sewer and pest control. What do you think is it legit?
Anyone wanna offer insight please.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:22 PM   #62
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We live in Tampa. I love Florida in terms of the weather and some of the history, and of course the beaches and WDW, but the type of people (some, of course, not all....but I do feel it's the majority) WOOOOOO it takes so me getting used to. If you were raised with standards, morals, manners and ethic, it will take getting used to....lol
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:25 PM   #63
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I found a place with a 1 bedroom for 629 a month supposed to be close to Disney World and that includes Water Sewer and pest control. What do you think is it legit?
Of course it could be. There are many cheap places to live in Florida, does not mean it's a good area. DH and I checked out around Orlando prior to moving to Tampa, and honestly, we found that most we could afford was not where we want to live. We are in service industry and do not make a ton of money, so are not in market to purchase a home at this time.

Like I said, there is plenty of good deals like that, but I would check it out in person 100% (We heard Clermont is nice and there was a Clermont apartment we saw online. Pics looked find, price was right. Checked it out and literally outside the buildings there were about a dozen men scattered around that all looked like pedophiles, smoking, staring at our car creepily as we drove by, etc --it was insane the mistake we could've made had we not checked it out!)
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:18 AM   #64
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Hey. I found www.crimereports.com helpful in telling you how there area has been in terms of crime. I used this, location to WDW and apartmentratings.com reviews to find the 6 apartments I'm going to see next weekend. Hopefully that helps you.
I'll let you know where I end up- my budget maxes at 730/750 so we're in the same price range somewhat.
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Thanks most places I called have a waiting list till April 15th.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:41 PM   #66
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For what it's worth, we live in Kissimmee, off the OBT, not far from Poinciana Blvd, and it's lovely, with no crime. I know there are tough parts of Kissimmee but only 4% of it is populated by people! Give us a break! The traffic is ridiculous...we double whatever the GPS predicts...but it's very safe and comfortable.
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For what it's worth, we live in Kissimmee, off the OBT, not far from Poinciana Blvd, and it's lovely, with no crime. I know there are tough parts of Kissimmee but only 4% of it is populated by people! Give us a break! The traffic is ridiculous...we double whatever the GPS predicts...but it's very safe and comfortable.
Hi have you heard of Alabco Key Apartments they give Cm discounts,
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #68
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I found a place with a 1 bedroom for 629 a month supposed to be close to Disney World and that includes Water Sewer and pest control. What do you think is it legit?
"Close" to Disney is pretty meaningless. Do you know the exact neighborhood?

Only places I could see this maybe being worth it would be Cagan Crossing (on the south side of Clermont) or one of the small mother-in-law apartments over a garage in Celebration. But more likely it's not that close to WDW.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:02 PM   #69
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I leave to start my new job at WDW on the 25th! If anyone is looking for a newbie to talk, hang out with, and maybe room with down the road, let me know :-)
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:27 AM   #70
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I am now ready to move South. Hopefully, no more winters for me. I decided to take early retirement,I keep seeing too many Boomers dying in their 50's and 60's. So on a lark, I checked the Disney Career site, and found a job listing that interested me. I have heard enough to know that it is difficult to get a job at Disney, especially if you're from out of state, but figured what the heck.

I filled out the application, got the response that it could up to 5 days, yeah right, to hear from them. Lo and behold, within an hour I got an email that they wanted me to do an online interview. OK, I did it and got an immediate response that they wanted me to do an actual interview, and to set up an appointment for my interview.I fly down next week for the interview, and will be using my step-granddaughters local address, as I won't have a place until I get the job.

Does anyone know what is their interview like? I plan on bringing my entire resume, as they only asked for the last 7 years. My background hotel & travel agency management.

Wish me luck!!

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:56 AM   #71
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Does anyone know what is their interview like? I plan on bringing my entire resume, as they only asked for the last 7 years. My background hotel & travel agency management.
First off...good luck to you on the interview and move to Orlando!

I can tell you about my Disney interview experience. I interviewed for a reservations/sales agent (I don't remember the official title) at the call center on Carrier Drive off Kirkman Road. After a phone interview, they wanted me to come in person to the center. I waited with several other people who were also waiting to interview. I waited for about 20 minutes and then they called me back. I spoke with one lady who wanted to know general stuff about me...interests and hobbies...that sort of thing. Nothing about past job experience. Then she took me to another person who wanted to hear about my past job experience. Next I went into a room where they were testing people with phone experiences and different scenarios. After a brief training session, they tested you by doing an online test that was supposed to take an hour. I finished my test in about 35 minutes...it wasn't that difficult. The instructor seemed surprised I finished as fast as I did but I answered every question carefully and thoroughly.

Then I was asked to wait in an office for someone from HR so they could talk to me. This was after being shown around the building. Lastly I was interviewed by a lady from HR who went over the job, hours and pay. She wanted me to move up to the advanced sales position since I had visited so many times as a kid. She basically told me I would have to work any shift from 7am to 11pm...any night and since I was new, most likely weekends and holidsays as well...which was OK...I was just looking for something to get my foot in the door. But when she mentioned the pay rate, I was shocked. They told me a completely different rate on the phone interview which was higher and the job was below the one I was talking about. She told me $8.50/hour was a lot of money and I told her no...it wasn't. Would she work for $8.50/hour?

Any hoo...I told her thank you and left. I've never applied for another Disney job since then and probably never will again.

I've had my current job for 7.5 years and don't miss that "opportunity" at all. If you're doing it just for fun, then you will be fine. But if you need to make a certain amount of money, Disney is probably not the way to go.
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I filled out the application, got the response that it could up to 5 days, yeah right, to hear from them. Lo and behold, within an hour I got an email that they wanted me to do an online interview. OK, I did it and got an immediate response that they wanted me to do an actual interview, and to set up an appointment for my interview.I fly down next week for the interview, and will be using my step-granddaughters local address, as I won't have a place until I get the job.

Does anyone know what is their interview like? I plan on bringing my entire resume, as they only asked for the last 7 years. My background hotel & travel agency management.

Wish me luck!!

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Best of luck

I did an in-person interview in Jan for a position that I found on the Dis Career online site, didn't get that job but I am on the wait list for another position

One thing I can tell you is to have an idea for a second and third Disney job you might like, they will ask you this...

I was also asked in the middle of a conversation about my old job "What is my favorite Disney Park and why..." omg .. I wanted to say all of them but had to choose one in a split second and explain why I loved it, that made me nervous for some reason

Oh.. SMILE like you just won the lottery !!!
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What about Clermont? A realtor I spoke with last week described Clermont as a long city and said that there is a part of Clermont that is near Disney but is followed by a large bunch of orange groves before the city picks up again about 30 minutes later. Anyone have more information?
I lived on 27 in Clermont off of 192 back in the late 90's. It was gorgeous.. Country feeling... All orange groves and a couple of housing and apartments complexes before you hit 50 and it took me 15 minutes to get to the Studios...That was when I left the state... When I went back a couple of years ago.. It was a mini 192... Totally bult up....
Traffic is something you will just have to deal with.. And NO ONE lived alone... We couldn't afford it
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #74
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First off...good luck to you on the interview and move to Orlando!

I can tell you about my Disney interview experience. I interviewed for a reservations/sales agent (I don't remember the official title) at the call center on Carrier Drive off Kirkman Road. After a phone interview, they wanted me to come in person to the center. I waited with several other people who were also waiting to interview. I waited for about 20 minutes and then they called me back. I spoke with one lady who wanted to know general stuff about me...interests and hobbies...that sort of thing. Nothing about past job experience. Then she took me to another person who wanted to hear about my past job experience. Next I went into a room where they were testing people with phone experiences and different scenarios. After a brief training session, they tested you by doing an online test that was supposed to take an hour. I finished my test in about 35 minutes...it wasn't that difficult. The instructor seemed surprised I finished as fast as I did but I answered every question carefully and thoroughly.

Then I was asked to wait in an office for someone from HR so they could talk to me. This was after being shown around the building. Lastly I was interviewed by a lady from HR who went over the job, hours and pay. She wanted me to move up to the advanced sales position since I had visited so many times as a kid. She basically told me I would have to work any shift from 7am to 11pm...any night and since I was new, most likely weekends and holidsays as well...which was OK...I was just looking for something to get my foot in the door. But when she mentioned the pay rate, I was shocked. They told me a completely different rate on the phone interview which was higher and the job was below the one I was talking about. She told me $8.50/hour was a lot of money and I told her no...it wasn't. Would she work for $8.50/hour?

Any hoo...I told her thank you and left. I've never applied for another Disney job since then and probably never will again.

I've had my current job for 7.5 years and don't miss that "opportunity" at all. If you're doing it just for fun, then you will be fine. But if you need to make a certain amount of money, Disney is probably not the way to go.
I understand your point of view, and I am happy that you found another job that is more your cup of tea. Even though I had a very congenial interview for a job at another company yesterday, I would like to get off of medical leave and return to Disney. But I will be doing so as a person with A.D.A.-recognized disabilities so I will get to continue my days as a productive citizen while Disney gets the tax incentives to keep me on payroll. I can live with that. I just don't want to go on disabilitiy payments when I could be working with medical accommodation.

Those who are looking for career-oriented jobs would do well to heed your advice before relocating here at their own expense because such jobs are in low suppy and in high demand in the tourism industry.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #75
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For those who are interested:

I was in Orlando last weekend and found a great place in Altamonte Springs. The ones I could afford in Orlando/Kissimmee weren't that nice after an up close view. As people have said, it is expensive to live/move there and I am thankful to be able to make it work.
This time next week hopefully I'll be done moving boxes into my third floor( ugh!) place and be setting things up and "nesting". I can't wait!

Hope to have a FL AP by summer.
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