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Old 04-18-2006, 04:06 PM   #331
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wow! 71 hours a week is a LOT. is he signing up for overtime hours or are they just assigned to him and required? does anyone know if workers are guaranteed at least one day a week off (even during the busy seasons) or they might be working 7 days a week? thanks.

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It could be both. I know I picked up a lot of extra hours (there was a stretch where I worked 15 straight days because I picked up Parade shifts on my days off). But, there was also a period in June where I was working 6-day weeks and had about 68+ hours a week. Not fun.
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I want to do the CP in Spring 2007 which is my sophmore year, but I also plan on transferring to a different college for my junior year, so I was wondering if anyone knew if this would cause any problems for me. Since I plan on attending one college when I leaver for the program and attending a different one when I return for fall semester.
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:24 PM   #333
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You may want to talk to both your current, and new colleges. See if you can currently receive credit at either for the program - and see if the new college will transfer your credits or not.

Other than that - no problem at all. It's just credits that may be iffy.
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:56 PM   #334
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Has anyone dealt with dreadlocks and getting accepted? I'm guessing it falls under this?
"Hostesses should keep their hair neatly combed and arranged in a classic, easy-to-maintain style. Extreme styles are not permitted."
I'm guessing it might depend on the length, but really I have no idea the rules regarding females and dreads.

They're pretty rigid when it comes to hairstyles, though. They told me point blank that they don't like girls with my extremely fair skin tone to don dyed black hair.
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I have a question and I need help right away!!! I originally thought that I was going to do the e-presentation so I filled out the application saying such. However, I have changed my mind and am going to one tomorrow, but when I go to change my application it wont let me. What do I do???
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:37 PM   #336
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Regarding the hours... My son was scheduled for 71 hrs, 6 days in a row, 12 hrs each day. Then he extended his shift on Easter Sunday for an extra 6 hrs. He has tomorrow off, He'll probably sleep the whole day.

Yes, he told me how you can earn extra money and it accumulates, working more than 6 days in a row, having a shift longer than 8 hrs, having two shifts that are shorter than 8 hrs apart, etc. Thats why alot of the CPs look for extra shifts. But with 12 hr shifts consistantly, its kinda hard to put in anything more than that.
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Regarding the hours... My son was scheduled for 71 hrs, 6 days in a row, 12 hrs each day. Then he extended his shift on Easter Sunday for an extra 6 hrs. He has tomorrow off, He'll probably sleep the whole day.

Yes, he told me how you can earn extra money and it accumulates, working more than 6 days in a row, having a shift longer than 8 hrs, having two shifts that are shorter than 8 hrs apart, etc. Thats why alot of the CPs look for extra shifts. But with 12 hr shifts consistantly, its kinda hard to put in anything more than that.
This is what scares me. I know I will not enjoy the program one bit if I'm having to work 71 hours a week, 12 hours a day. Was your son assigned this, or did he pick up those hours?

For those who have done the CP, did you find that you were working all the time with very little time off? Can you request to work less? It says that we are guaranteed 40 hours a week, and although I don't mind a little overtime here and there, I wasn't planning on working 70 hour weeks. That's more than a regular job! I know that I won't be doing the best job I could be if I'm tired and overworked.
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:52 PM   #338
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at my job, one hot summer day at the pool in 101 degree heat, i worked from 5 am to 8 pm, it was as close to hell as you can possible get.
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:27 AM   #339
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This is what scares me. I know I will not enjoy the program one bit if I'm having to work 71 hours a week, 12 hours a day. Was your son assigned this, or did he pick up those hours?

For those who have done the CP, did you find that you were working all the time with very little time off? Can you request to work less? It says that we are guaranteed 40 hours a week, and although I don't mind a little overtime here and there, I wasn't planning on working 70 hour weeks. That's more than a regular job! I know that I won't be doing the best job I could be if I'm tired and overworked.
I usually worked about 35-40 hours at my location. It was great. I don't think you can request less, however (unless you are able to find someone to just take your shifts and there is a certain way that works). Of course, you could always just try for an Early Release (an ER- your best friend). But that depends on how busy they are and the managers.
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I have a question and I need help right away!!! I originally thought that I was going to do the e-presentation so I filled out the application saying such. However, I have changed my mind and am going to one tomorrow, but when I go to change my application it wont let me. What do I do???
The same thing happened to me and it's no problem. I was originally going to a presentation April 13 @ my college, but I found out the only Character audition in MI was March 30 and had to do an online presentation last minute on the 29th. I couldn't get it to change on my application either. I called and they said it was no biggie. At the very most, on your phone interview you can just let them know where/how/why you changed your presentation. Hope that helps!
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Old 04-19-2006, 02:58 PM   #341
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Hi. I was just wondering if anyone has had any problems with their room mates? Eating your food, using your stuff, or people you just can't stand. Or are you just too tired to care?


Also, I know this is going to sound a little strange, but where do CM's go to use the restroom while working, And do you get breaks often? I'm one of those girls that has to go fairly often....not like every 5 minutes or anything...but atleast every couple hours, will that be a problem?
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:45 PM   #342
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Hi. I was just wondering if anyone has had any problems with their room mates? Eating your food, using your stuff, or people you just can't stand. Or are you just too tired to care?


Also, I know this is going to sound a little strange, but where do CM's go to use the restroom while working, And do you get breaks often? I'm one of those girls that has to go fairly often....not like every 5 minutes or anything...but atleast every couple hours, will that be a problem?
I actually didn't really have problems with my roomies. In the first apartment we had some issues with taking out the trash and dishes, but that was about all.

As for the bathroom, make sure you talk to your managers. Because if you're with people, you may be able to step away to run to the bathroom quick, but if you're in an area by yourself (say, like a cart or something), you could have a problem. So talk to your managers.
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Ah...ok..so say, if I was working at a ride, I could go when I needed? I can hold it for atleast an hour or two....its just if I drink A LOT, I might have a problem.

Also, do you get breaks? And if you do how often???
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:07 PM   #344
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You do get breaks. How many depnds on how long your shift is. I believe it's 1 break for 6 hours and less, 1 1/2 for 7 hours, and 2 breaks for 8 hours+. And if you were doing ops, you would still need to ask and make sure that there are enough people covering.
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Hey everyone,
I have a slighly unrelated question but I think it pertains to this board. Does anyone know of any disney cast member or college programer currently working at Disney that keeps a blog? I have found tons of websites from college program alumni, but I would really like to find a blog/journal of the day to day life of a current disney cast member. Just wondering if anyone knew about one!

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