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Old 11-12-2008, 04:38 PM   #166
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She'll be doing QSF&B- it looks like if she goes college might have to be on the back burner for 1 semester.
So that could be hit and miss on hours depending on where she is placed - of course there are tons of opportunities for extra hours in that role also.

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Old 11-18-2008, 04:21 PM   #167
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oh boy, DD, 19 got word she's accepted into the CP starting Jan.09.

I've been scrambling, figuring out medical insurance. Now that that's done (yes, she'll be covered ) I'm thinking about the issue of DD having a car...or not ....while there.

Reading the comments, it seems like the thing to do...for her. Which brings me to two questions.

Is there any cost for parking? At the apartment complex or at work?
Can you bring your parents car if they'll let you borrow it for a few months?

I've loved reading this thread Thanks for all the help!!
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:31 PM   #168
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oh boy, DD, 19 got word she's accepted into the CP starting Jan.09.

I've been scrambling, figuring out medical insurance. Now that that's done (yes, she'll be covered ) I'm thinking about the issue of DD having a car...or not ....while there.

Reading the comments, it seems like the thing to do...for her. Which brings me to two questions.

Is there any cost for parking? At the apartment complex or at work?
Can you bring your parents car if they'll let you borrow it for a few months?

I've loved reading this thread Thanks for all the help!!
Nope, CP parking is free.

And the car has to be in their name. It can't be anyone else's car.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:21 PM   #169
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actually that's not true. My daughter Anna is currently using our car while in the program and the car is not in her name. However we did have to provide proof of insurance and proof that she is a valid driver under our insurance. Our insurance company had to fax them the proof.

We are from MN and I drove with her down to Florida and helped her check in, then flew home. It has been great not only for the convenience but I can even see that her confidence and sense of direction has improved greatly.

Congratulations on your daughter making it into the program and I hope it will be a wonderful experience for her!

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Old 11-19-2008, 09:26 PM   #170
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Our DD's car is not in her name either. When she checked in, she just handed the CM a copy of our car insurance (again in our name) with her name as principal driver for the car. No problems. I was like crazylena. I drove down with her and then flew home. She would not like to have to rely on the busses at 1:30 am. It's been great for her to have her car. She even gives rides home to people so she isn't driving by herself that late.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:43 PM   #171
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Thanks for all the answers. Makes it a bit easier knowing what to expect since you've been through it already. I'll have the paperwork from insurance ready when we get down there.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:59 PM   #172
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actually that's not true. My daughter Anna is currently using our car while in the program and the car is not in her name. However we did have to provide proof of insurance and proof that she is a valid driver under our insurance. Our insurance company had to fax them the proof.

We are from MN and I drove with her down to Florida and helped her check in, then flew home. It has been great not only for the convenience but I can even see that her confidence and sense of direction has improved greatly.

Congratulations on your daughter making it into the program and I hope it will be a wonderful experience for her!

God Bless, Kim
it helps that literally all roads lead to Disneyworld. If she ever gets lost, she just has to drive and evnetually there will be a sign for WDW LOL.

Having a car is a HUGE convenience and gas isn't all that unreasonable given the complexes are about 5 miles from MK parking, which is the back of property. I always advise people to take a car if they can
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:26 AM   #173
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She'll be doing QSF&B- it looks like if she goes college might have to be on the back burner for 1 semester.
Ehh there are somethings in life just worth doing; even if it pushes others back. I believe this to be one of them! Congrats to here!
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:50 PM   #174
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Having a car is a HUGE convenience and gas isn't all that unreasonable given the complexes are about 5 miles from MK parking, which is the back of property. I always advise people to take a car if they can
This is so true. I've wished that I had a car, on all 4 of my CPs. The buses are doable, but they can be a pain at times.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:12 AM   #175
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Anna got her notice this past week about her upcoming graduation from the career start program. She said that she has to schedule the day off togo to it. I'm just wondering if any of you that have been in the program know if they're pretty good about working around the graduation days so that the kids can even go to it.

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Old 11-25-2008, 09:44 AM   #176
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Anna got her notice this past week about her upcoming graduation from the career start program. She said that she has to schedule the day off togo to it. I'm just wondering if any of you that have been in the program know if they're pretty good about working around the graduation days so that the kids can even go to it.

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It varies based on where she works. Luckily, graduation is during a slightly slower week (compared to Thanksgiving and Christmas) so as long as she asks it off within the allotted time she should be fine. They usually only permit a certain number of people requesting off the same day - so she might get it denied if it's the same day that everyone else in her work area asked off.

In my case (Character Performer), I can't ask the day off - so I'm just hoping that I'll get one of the three days off by chance. If I don't, I'll try trading my shift with someone.
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:26 PM   #177
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Anna got her notice this past week about her upcoming graduation from the career start program. She said that she has to schedule the day off togo to it. I'm just wondering if any of you that have been in the program know if they're pretty good about working around the graduation days so that the kids can even go to it.

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During my program, the schedulers made sure you got one of the two graduation days off. They're pretty good about it and our location had a breakfast one day at Perkins and the schedulers made sure we could all attend that as well. Now getting the day off for a doctor's appointment for an injury caused by Disney, well that's another story lol.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:01 PM   #178
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Anna got her notice this past week about her upcoming graduation from the career start program. She said that she has to schedule the day off togo to it. I'm just wondering if any of you that have been in the program know if they're pretty good about working around the graduation days so that the kids can even go to it.

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I was lucky and got the day off last summer. But I know people who had to work both days (evening shifts). They were still able to go to graduation, but had to work afterward. I think it all depends.
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I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question because my daughter isn't in the College Program. She's a Cultural Rep for Canada and is working at the Le Cellier restaurant at Epcot. But I'm hoping all you parents can help (I've also posted on the Canadian board and a separate post here as well):

DD22 is the baby of the family and Christmas is a HUGE deal for us. Her brother & his fiance are heading down at the end of this week, and myself, DH & her grampa will be there the week before Christmas. DD has stressed that it is an incredibly busy time for the CMs and not to worry about her missing actual Christmas at home here in Canada. Plus she insists that presents are not necessary!

I realize it's more my "mother" instinct that's causing me to be so upset and that she's a big girl now, etc etc. But I want to bring her some awesome gifts, darn it!! Clothes are not an option, cause she wouldn't be able to exchange them and the gift cards here can't be used down there. We're flying and won't have a car there........

I guess I'm looking for some magical suggestions!
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I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question because my daughter isn't in the College Program. She's a Cultural Rep for Canada and is working at the Le Cellier restaurant at Epcot. But I'm hoping all you parents can help (I've also posted on the Canadian board and a separate post here as well):

DD22 is the baby of the family and Christmas is a HUGE deal for us. Her brother & his fiance are heading down at the end of this week, and myself, DH & her grampa will be there the week before Christmas. DD has stressed that it is an incredibly busy time for the CMs and not to worry about her missing actual Christmas at home here in Canada. Plus she insists that presents are not necessary!

I realize it's more my "mother" instinct that's causing me to be so upset and that she's a big girl now, etc etc. But I want to bring her some awesome gifts, darn it!! Clothes are not an option, cause she wouldn't be able to exchange them and the gift cards here can't be used down there. We're flying and won't have a car there........

I guess I'm looking for some magical suggestions!
Surely she has found things she wants there at Disney -- I would get her the Disney gift cards when you arrrive and let her use them to get what she wants - she will get so much more with her holiday discount than if you shopped for her separately.

Another idea might be food items from home that she can't get in FL.

My daughter took the bus and was always asking for books that she could read on the bus and on breaks.

I can't really think of anything awesome she might want but I do know my daughter finds plenty there at Disney she wants so I think I would go with that.

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