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Old 04-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #4021
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So I found out today that I got accepted as a PhotoPass Photographer at WDW! I was a little disappointed because I really was hoping for Anaheim - California is where I want to be. But Orlando is cheaper, and it's WDW! So I think I'm gonna do it.

A few questions -

1. Anyone have experience with the Photopass job? how is it?
2. If I apply for an extension, is there anyway I could ask to be transferred to DLR?
3. someone told me they monitor what you look at on the internet. is that true? o_O
4. drug testing - how often do they really do it? i would never be under the influence of anything on the job, but I need to know if i should completely abstain during my time there and the month before
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:08 PM   #4022
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Congratulations Aflictor!

When Did You Have Your Interview?
Mine Was Two Weeks Today..but Haven't Heard Anything Yet!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #4023
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So I found out today that I got accepted as a PhotoPass Photographer at WDW! I was a little disappointed because I really was hoping for Anaheim - California is where I want to be. But Orlando is cheaper, and it's WDW! So I think I'm gonna do it.

A few questions -

1. Anyone have experience with the Photopass job? how is it?
2. If I apply for an extension, is there anyway I could ask to be transferred to DLR?
3. someone told me they monitor what you look at on the internet. is that true? o_O
4. drug testing - how often do they really do it? i would never be under the influence of anything on the job, but I need to know if i should completely abstain during my time there and the month before
As an answer to 4, I would avoid it at all costs. If you get caught with any drugs in your room or doing them in general, at work or not, you will be thrown out of the program with no questions asked. If your roommate sees drugs in your room and doesn't report you, they will be terminated as well. Drugs on the CP is a really horrible idea. For the sake of all involved, please do not do any at all.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:50 PM   #4024
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yeah i definitely wouldnt have any on their property, that's a terrible idea. i'm more asking, do I need to pass a drug test as soon as I get there... I'm not a stoner but I smoke on occasion so I want to make sure I'm completely clean if so! im guessing i should just err on the side of caution
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:54 PM   #4025
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yeah i definitely wouldnt have any on their property, that's a terrible idea. i'm more asking, do I need to pass a drug test as soon as I get there... I'm not a stoner but I smoke on occasion so I want to make sure I'm completely clean if so! im guessing i should just err on the side of caution
You can be off property and still get terminated if your caught or it gets reported. I knew a guy who that happened to.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:57 PM   #4026
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yeah i definitely wouldnt have any on their property, that's a terrible idea. i'm more asking, do I need to pass a drug test as soon as I get there... I'm not a stoner but I smoke on occasion so I want to make sure I'm completely clean if so! im guessing i should just err on the side of caution
Just don't do it at all since it's illegal. Don't preach to me about how its non addictive and has never killed anyone, still illegal.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:59 AM   #4027
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Departure date

I'm currently in WDW now on the college program... I absolutely hate it, but I'm so close to my departure date that I just need to stick it out.. My departure date is supposed to be the 18th of may, but I'm obviously not going to be working up until then & my housing ID expires on the 17th of may.. Is there any way that I could check out & leave on the 17th of may?
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:59 AM   #4028
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You can leave the 17th if you want.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:30 PM   #4029
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Just don't do it at all since it's illegal. Don't preach to me about how its non addictive and has never killed anyone, still illegal.
why do you assume i'll preach to you? o_O i have no agenda and don't care what others do in their spare time. i was basically just asking exactly how strict the drug policies are in the program, and i got my answer. it's nbd. i avoided it when I was in Greece for a semester because i didn't want to risk getting kicked out of the program, even though i had friends who did it. i'm not a moron.

now this was one of four questions i asked but it was the only one that got any attention...lol
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:26 PM   #4030
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now this was one of four questions i asked but it was the only one that got any attention...lol
I unfortunately don't know the answers to the other three. I know they claimed that they monitored internet usage, and I'm sure they do, but I suspect they do it mostly to catch illegal activity and the like. I can't say for sure though. There is someone on the boards who has done PhotoPass, but I don't know where she's hiding! As for the transfer, my guess is "No", but always ask!

Good luck and, on a side note, I'm glad that you are an intelligent user, legality aside. I know some people who have done foolish things involving drugs in the past, so it's good of you to ask and make an informed decision!
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I'm currently in WDW now on the college program... I absolutely hate it, but I'm so close to my departure date that I just need to stick it out.. My departure date is supposed to be the 18th of may, but I'm obviously not going to be working up until then & my housing ID expires on the 17th of may.. Is there any way that I could check out & leave on the 17th of may?
What role are you in if I may ask?

If you're really miserable, try and give away shifts and request days off. Once you've finished working, you've technically fulfilled your contract. I know a few people who have done this. As long as you let your managers know and double check with housing that it won't affect your rehire status, you can leave if you have no more shifts left! Good luck!
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:58 AM   #4032
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So I found out today that I got accepted as a PhotoPass Photographer at WDW! I was a little disappointed because I really was hoping for Anaheim - California is where I want to be. But Orlando is cheaper, and it's WDW! So I think I'm gonna do it.

A few questions -

1. Anyone have experience with the Photopass job? how is it?
2. If I apply for an extension, is there anyway I could ask to be transferred to DLR?
3. someone told me they monitor what you look at on the internet. is that true? o_O
4. drug testing - how often do they really do it? i would never be under the influence of anything on the job, but I need to know if i should completely abstain during my time there and the month before
1. I don't have much information on Photopass besides the already listed information on the site. You're going to be out in the sun and have a variety of locations you can be placed for your role. Most likely you will be place in Magic Kingdom or one of the parks, and that will be your home park. There are a few Photopass photographers that are floating around here.

2. Most extensions do not allow for park transfers as they are considered separate entities. Extension by definition is extending your current program.

3. They have access to all internet records, so anything is possible with monitoring. I can imagine they restrict internet access as well to an educational/school level.

4. It looks like it was already answered, and I sincerely apologize for anyone that may have come across rude.

Best of luck, and Have a Magical Day!
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:14 PM   #4033
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Denied for college program.

If you get denied for fall college program, can you apply again or will they just deny application.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:23 PM   #4034
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If you get denied for fall college program, can you apply again or will they just deny application.
You have to wait 6 months between applications with the Walt Disney Company regardless of if it's CP or a regular job.

So if you got denied fall you have to wait until the next apps come out.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:26 PM   #4035
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Thank you for the quick reply.
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