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Old 05-21-2006, 07:25 PM   #406
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What about the people who work the extra hours? If they are done are they allowed to stay for the rest of the hours?

Also, this may sound stupid, but did anybody have any problems ever with understanding people? I know people visit Disney from literally all over the world, and I'm curious what happens if there is somebody you just completely have no idea what they are saying, either because it's another language or you just don't understand their accent? What would you do?

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Old 05-21-2006, 09:14 PM   #407
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What about the people who work the extra hours? If they are done are they allowed to stay for the rest of the hours?

Also, this may sound stupid, but did anybody have any problems ever with understanding people? I know people visit Disney from literally all over the world, and I'm curious what happens if there is somebody you just completely have no idea what they are saying, either because it's another language or you just don't understand their accent? What would you do?
If you worked the extra hours, you usually started work late and worked the entire extra hours. A few times I had trouble speaking to guests, but I had to try to use body language and stuff like that. It usually worked.
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:54 PM   #408
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i just got to chatham today!!! yay!
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its so exciting, but i am soooooooo exhausted! tomorrow we find out where we got placed for work. i also just met up with some other DISboarders at PI and it was fun!!!
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Congratulations!! Hope it goes well for you!!

Oh yeah, another question. If you go there just for the job and not classes, do you have to attend seminars or other meetings? Or are those just for the people who are doing classes while down there?
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for language - Disney also has a language translation hotline that you can play "pass the phone" with the guest, and/or many, if not most locations have at least one person that speaks a lot of the common languages.
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Oh yeah, another question. If you go there just for the job and not classes, do you have to attend seminars or other meetings? Or are those just for the people who are doing classes while down there?
I did not take the classes (I was doing online classes for my university) and didn't go to anything other than work. I did wish I had taken the Tower of Terror behind the scenes tour. Some of the seminars on networking looked interesting, but I just didn't make the effort to go to them.
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Will the e-presentation work if you don't have a broadband connection?
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Old 05-25-2006, 12:11 PM   #415
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Post A few questions...

I have been reading about this program for a few days now, the more I read the more amazing it sounds. I do have a few other questions... Did you enjoy your time there? How were the classes/jobs? What activities did you have to participate in while staying in the housing? And also, I do have a rather odd question.. I have read many of the posts, viewed the website and presentation, most of the people I have saw that have participated have been rather skinny people, I however am a bigger girl. Being the person I am, this kinda bothered me and made me wonder if it would hurt my chances of getting into the program?
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I enjoyed my time so much I work seasonally. The complexes do hold talent shows and pool parties, but that's once a program. I didn't attend anything, but they do post the events, such as trips to the beach.

Everyone is welcome in the program, as long as you follow the guidelines (currently in school, have school approval, able to work in the US).
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I have been reading about this program for a few days now, the more I read the more amazing it sounds. I do have a few other questions... Did you enjoy your time there? How were the classes/jobs? What activities did you have to participate in while staying in the housing? And also, I do have a rather odd question.. I have read many of the posts, viewed the website and presentation, most of the people I have saw that have participated have been rather skinny people, I however am a bigger girl. Being the person I am, this kinda bothered me and made me wonder if it would hurt my chances of getting into the program?
Thanks!
Hi there. I did the CP in 2005, and I just checked into the CP again. I LOVED doing the CP last time. It was so much fun. I worked in merchandise at the MK last time, and this time I am going to be a character attendant. Last time I took Hospitality Management and this time I am going to take Experiential Learning. I am staying in Chatham again (both times in 2 BRs). And don't worry about weight. I am not "skinny". In fact, I hope to lose some weight down here on the CP. Good luck!
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Old 05-26-2006, 08:44 AM   #418
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Hey! I have 1 more quick question. When do CP's get their ID's? How long after check in? Trying to help set up travel plans with my friend. So thanks!!!
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:01 AM   #419
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Hey! I have 1 more quick question. When do CP's get their ID's? How long after check in? Trying to help set up travel plans with my friend. So thanks!!!
You get your ID after Traditions, which is on the third day.
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Old 05-26-2006, 05:26 PM   #420
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Any Psychology Majors in the WDWCP?

Hey all,
As I have said in the Intro and What's Your Major Threads, my name is Kaitlin. I am a 19 year old sophmore psychology major. I am interested in doing the WDWCP at some point.
I am wanting to work with kids after graduation. Do you have any suggestions on areas I could do for CP that would relate to my major and career goals?
Thanks a lot! Have a magical day!
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