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Old 05-24-2008, 12:16 AM   #61
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Yeah, during your program you will have an official record that notes any attendance issues (call-ins, late arrivals, etc.), discipline and any recognition. Even though it doesn't carry over from program to program, it can and will be reviewed if you ever re-apply for the program or to the company.
Ah, interesting. Well, I'll be on my best behavior then.
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:45 AM   #62
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I'm not saying you'll do this (this is for anyone reading), please do not abuse the points system. Every year there are CPs who take advantage of the system and the short amount of time they are down there. They call in when they aren't sick and make sure to time it so they don't get in trouble. Unfortunately, you will find not every area or CM is pro-CP. I dealt with some anti-CP sentiment when I was down there, and this is one of the reasons. CPs have a reputation of slacking off and working the system. Please don't do that, as it gives us all a bad name. (And please don't let this scare you, the majority of hte people I worked with were all very nice.)
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:17 PM   #63
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There is no summer program for first tiem CPs. Once you have participated on the CP, you can then return as a Summer Alumni. If you just want to work there for the summer and have not been on a CP before, you can try to go seasonal, but they will not provide you with housing or transportation.
There was a first-time Summer CP in 2006 (only roles were custodial and QSFB). But they haven't done it since.

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I've done the program 3x, I think Joanna is getting ready for her 4th, I had a roommate who had done it somewhere between 6 and 8. As long as you are in college when you apply, you can do it as many times as you like. (Don't forget to keep your record card clean).
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I'm not saying you'll do this (this is for anyone reading), please do not abuse the points system. Every year there are CPs who take advantage of the system and the short amount of time they are down there. They call in when they aren't sick and make sure to time it so they don't get in trouble. Unfortunately, you will find not every area or CM is pro-CP. I dealt with some anti-CP sentiment when I was down there, and this is one of the reasons. CPs have a reputation of slacking off and working the system. Please don't do that, as it gives us all a bad name. (And please don't let this scare you, the majority of hte people I worked with were all very nice.)
The point system was actually changed because of this.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:35 PM   #64
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:06 PM   #65
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Changed? Do tell!
Early last year they changed the system to disallow call-continuous... so now each call in accounts for one point. Three points in any 30 day period is a reprimand (and 6 in 60 days, 9 in 180 days, 12 in 365 days - and this includes call-ins, lates and no shows), and participants are terminated when a fourth reprimand is due. Clocking standards remain the same.

Record cards are also now a factor when a participant wants to extend (the way I remember it was written, previously this wasn't the case).

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Old 05-25-2008, 04:50 AM   #66
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Record cards were always a factor in extensions. They determined if you could extend, and if you extended, whether or not you could switch areas. (You had to meet the transfer requirements that regular CMs have to meet if they want to transfer roles).
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:56 AM   #67
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Record cards were always a factor in extensions. They determined if you could extend, and if you extended, whether or not you could switch areas. (You had to meet the transfer requirements that regular CMs have to meet if they want to transfer roles).
You know, I thought that as well, but the exact verbage on the "changes" page for the attendance matrix was similar to:

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Not saying it wasn't a factor before... just that it was kind of written that way.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:06 PM   #68
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If you want to extend...

Is it likely they'll accept you for an extension or is there something you have to do? Because I got into the program for Disneyland and it's only for four months and I kinda wanted longer....what would I do?

I don't start until Aug..but I was just wondering..
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:04 PM   #69
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Is it likely they'll accept you for an extension or is there something you have to do? Because I got into the program for Disneyland and it's only for four months and I kinda wanted longer....what would I do?

I don't start until Aug..but I was just wondering..
The program at the Disneyland Resort (DLR) works a little differently, but they do offer extensions that are similar to those at the Walt Disney World Resort. DLR participants should keep an eye out on The HUB company portal and the emailed Community Updates for specific instructions (this past term, it involved contacting their programs office via phone or email to begin the process). As long as you have a solid record card, you should be able to extend into the following season.
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:27 AM   #70
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Is it likely they'll accept you for an extension or is there something you have to do? Because I got into the program for Disneyland and it's only for four months and I kinda wanted longer....what would I do?

I don't start until Aug..but I was just wondering..
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The program at the Disneyland Resort (DLR) works a little differently, but they do offer extensions that are similar to those at the Walt Disney World Resort. DLR participants should keep an eye out on The HUB company portal and the emailed Community Updates for specific instructions (this past term, it involved contacting their programs office via phone or email to begin the process). As long as you have a solid record card, you should be able to extend into the following season.
What csaribay said is right. However, I should point out, that our CPs here at the DLR, rather than extending their programs as is the common route for staying longer at WDW, more often convert to CT or CR status at the end of their programs.

So you might have to explain why you want to extend as opposed to going CT (i.e., you would like to take another class or something along those lines).

Also, just a heads up if you'be been assigned to work in Foods. The Foods contract limits the number of CPers to 150 per program. Thus, Casting might not be willing to extend you at all if you're a Foods CM.
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:05 AM   #71
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i have read here that they ask you a space moutain question and if i am correct it goes something like this, "if a guest wants to go on space moutain but he is too short what do you do?" i don't know the answer because i did not get asked this
I think you explain to the child that they may not be able to ride and you suggegst something else and if you have them, give them some stickers.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:47 PM   #72
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I think you explain to the child that they may not be able to ride and you suggegst something else and if you have them, give them some stickers.
Even though I won't be applying for attractions, I had a dream the other night that I was asked this question and I told the child he could ride on the TTA and at least get to see the inside of Space Mtn, then I gave him a little certificate that said he was an honorary pilot of Space Mtn and could come back when he was tall enough and use the FP line. It was the strangest thing and the interviewer (in my dream) said it was a great response. (do they even have certificates, or did I make that part up??? )
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:43 PM   #73
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Yes, there is....Funny enough you knew that in your dreams. And that would be the correct answer I would think.
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:32 AM   #74
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My main choice is Merchandise. I know they ask you what to do if someone wants something and they're out of it...what do you say to that and what are some other good answers? I'm SO nervous.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:48 PM   #75
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I had my interview today and used this thread to prep some, I think it deserves a bump for anyone who hasn't interviewed yet that hasn't seen a link to it
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