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Old 01-15-2012, 03:11 AM   #31
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I'm pretty sure that's illegal. And there's always cell phones...

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As much as you would like to think that it is, I am pretty sure that vacation days are not required in the USA. No boss is required to grant vacation for any reason. Not that I agree but being a boss I understand not wanting to have your employees out for an extended period of time....like over 2 weeks at a shot...especially depending on the business and the job.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:31 AM   #32
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As much as you would like to think that it is, I am pretty sure that vacation days are not required in the USA. No boss is required to grant vacation for any reason. Not that I agree but being a boss I understand not wanting to have your employees out for an extended period of time....like over 2 weeks at a shot...especially depending on the business and the job.
We're not in the USA though.

And while it may be true in some cases where a boss is not required to grant vacation for any reason, we are entitled to vacation due to contracts, collective agreements etc. It certainly does no good if everybody has to take the last month of the year off because the boss hasn't granted any vacation to anybody for the past year...

In any case, this is a moot point with us.... his boss actually granted him the vacation before mine did. LOL We're all good now ....
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:58 AM   #33
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Today we booked (thanks Kevin!) the 4/1/2012 Enchanted China trip. They now only offer an 11-night trip. It still has the Terra Cotta Warriors (yay!). They dropped Hong Kong Disneyland in favor of staying in town and exploring the history of Hong Kong. Works for us.
Yay... More DISers! We're staying a few extra days in Hong Kong so I may end up going to Disneyland anyway. My parents want to go to Macau too.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:44 AM   #34
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Yay... More DISers! We're staying a few extra days in Hong Kong so I may end up going to Disneyland anyway. My parents want to go to Macau too.
Sorry. That was a spammer. No additional DISers at this point! They just copied the text from the OP.

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:47 AM   #35
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Sorry. That was a spammer. No additional DISers at this point! They just copied the text from the OP.

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Oh geez... Oh well... Colour me gullible.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #36
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Oh geez... Oh well... Colour me gullible.
I wouldn't worry about it. I see it all the time, so I tend to recognize it.

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Old 01-26-2012, 03:35 PM   #37
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We booked the ABD China trip for mid-July - also thanks to Kevin! We'll be staying an extra day to visit HKDisney.

Can't wait! Please post your experience when you return from your April trip!
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:39 PM   #38
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We booked the ABD China trip for mid-July - also thanks to Kevin! We'll be staying an extra day to visit HKDisney.

Can't wait! Please post your experience when you return from your April trip!
Sure will! If we get any kind of internet connection and it's uncensored, I'll try to post some stuff while we're there.

Will you stay at one of the HK Disney hotels? I've stayed at the Hollywood hotel before ... Loved it.

I'm attempting to fill out the Visa application form right now. It is ... ummm... interesting. I don't really understand some of the English instructions. The instructions that came with it just repeat what's on the form ... which aren't clear in the first place!
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Sure will! If we get any kind of internet connection and it's uncensored, I'll try to post some stuff while we're there.

Will you stay at one of the HK Disney hotels? I've stayed at the Hollywood hotel before ... Loved it.

I'm attempting to fill out the Visa application form right now. It is ... ummm... interesting. I don't really understand some of the English instructions. The instructions that came with it just repeat what's on the form ... which aren't clear in the first place!
The visa application is confusing. If you have any specific questions, I might be able to help. There is an office in downtown Toronto if you drop it off they will let you know if there is anything not filled out properly. Just like the passport office.
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Sure will! If we get any kind of internet connection and it's uncensored, I'll try to post some stuff while we're there.

Will you stay at one of the HK Disney hotels? I've stayed at the Hollywood hotel before ... Loved it.

I'm attempting to fill out the Visa application form right now. It is ... ummm... interesting. I don't really understand some of the English instructions. The instructions that came with it just repeat what's on the form ... which aren't clear in the first place!
We're just going to stay an extra night at the last ABD hotel and taxi over to HKD for the day. Hmmm... Can't wait to see the visa app
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:36 PM   #41
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The visa application is confusing. If you have any specific questions, I might be able to help. There is an office in downtown Toronto if you drop it off they will let you know if there is anything not filled out properly. Just like the passport office.
Well, it asks for our contact person in China. We don't have a contact person in China ... unless it means ABD? We don't have time to line up at the consulate so we're actually paying our Toronto travel agent to stand in line for us. (Hmmm...how decadent of us.... well, unless my father has second thoughts and stands in line himself...)
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We're just going to stay an extra night at the last ABD hotel and taxi over to HKD for the day. Hmmm... Can't wait to see the visa app
Nice....I wish we could stay extra nights at the last ABD hotel...but we're staying 3 extra nights and 2 rooms at that price is equal to almost another ABD trip! We're moving over to the Holiday Inn Golden Mile and using points for our rooms.

You can always take the special train/subway to HKDL. I think it has special Mickey symbols on the train.

As for the VISA application, I've just spent an hour trying to get an Acrobat reader to read it on my dad's computer without it crashing all the time and still haven't figured it out. I think I'll just let him fill it out on my computer instead. Soooo much easier.
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Well, it asks for our contact person in China. We don't have a contact person in China ... unless it means ABD? We don't have time to line up at the consulate so we're actually paying our Toronto travel agent to stand in line for us. (Hmmm...how decadent of us.... well, unless my father has second thoughts and stands in line himself...)
We were told to just write the name of the travel agency for the China contact. So yes, you would just put ABD and their US address.

Also, if you are visiting more cities than space on the visa allows we've been told to just write in the major ones.

We are lucky because my husband doesn't have to stand in line although depending when you go the line isn't always too bad. Mondays are usually the worst.
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We were told to just write the name of the travel agency for the China contact. So yes, you would just put ABD and their US address.

Also, if you are visiting more cities than space on the visa allows we've been told to just write in the major ones.

We are lucky because my husband doesn't have to stand in line although depending when you go the line isn't always too bad. Mondays are usually the worst.
Thanks! Our forms are now filled out and we'll probably get them down next week. We're heading to Anaheim soon so we need our passports back before then. We stupidly didn't do this earlier in the month. <sigh>
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Thumbs down China in july

CBEB - We are on the July 7 trip and I wondered if that was the one you were on.
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