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Old 11-30-2006, 06:09 PM   #886
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3) One thing about housekeeping is the lack of guest interaction. You interact with guests' rooms, not the guests. Also, the housekeeping employees are generally older folks (who may be of another nationality), which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if you want to hang out with your college-aged mates during breaks at work, then you could be out of luck.

I don't mind the lack of interaction that's actually one of the reasons I picked that, I work better when it's quiet and I'm on my own. Just one question, when you say "older folks" do you mean elderly people, or just not your typical 18-22yo college student? Not that it really matters just curious.
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:22 PM   #887
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I don't know for certain, of course, and there are more CPs at places like All-Stars and Pop Century than, say, Grand Floridian, but I do believe there is a higher number of people above the age of thirty and forty than is typical. Anywhere you go, you'll be with people older than college-aged. Most employees are probably over 25.
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:25 PM   #888
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I would not do that. If you are going to not go to work one day, don't go into the parks- period. If you get caught, you can get fired.
I'm not condoning it, but no one other than the people with whom you work (and friends who wouldn't tell anyway) are aware that you're a cast member, and most of them won't even know that you've called in sick. Therefore, as long as you don't visit the park in which you work, you are not going to be caught. It's not impossible, but probably statistically nearly-impossible. Or something. You're probably sick anyway and it's best to stay in your apartment. But when you're sick it can be nice to go somewhere and stroll about. It doesn't take much effort to get on a bus and walk around.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:52 PM   #889
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Hello!

Wow. I haven't posted since August! Anyway, I have been doing the program since August 22, 2006 and I am still in it. I actually put in for an extension today. I am in Merchandising at the Magic Kingdom, well, actually Strollers and Locker Rental/Newstand at Main Street Entrance.

It has been an amazing experience. I have met so many amazing people and we have already declared that we are going to stay in touch whether its via Myspace or telephone.

Anyway, if any of you potential CPs have any questions...just reply. I will be more than happy to give you advice or answers.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:00 PM   #890
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Wow. I haven't posted since August! Anyway, I have been doing the program since August 22, 2006 and I am still in it. I actually put in for an extension today. I am in Merchandising at the Magic Kingdom, well, actually Strollers and Locker Rental/Newstand at Main Street Entrance.

It has been an amazing experience. I have met so many amazing people and we have already declared that we are going to stay in touch whether its via Myspace or telephone.

Anyway, if any of you potential CPs have any questions...just reply. I will be more than happy to give you advice or answers.
What was that like, put in for an extension? I have a feeling that I'll be doing the same in May when my CP is winding down, so I'd like to know what extending entails...
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:07 PM   #891
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I'm not condoning it, but no one other than the people with whom you work (and friends who wouldn't tell anyway) are aware that you're a cast member, and most of them won't even know that you've called in sick. Therefore, as long as you don't visit the park in which you work, you are not going to be caught. It's not impossible, but probably statistically nearly-impossible.
Although I know that you are not condoning it, why even take that risk?? I know WDW is awesome, but even though you think a few ppl may not know what is up with you doesn't mean that you can get away from being seen by someone among those thousands of ppl that work there. With my luck, I'd probably get caught.

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You're probably sick anyway and it's best to stay in your apartment. But when you're sick it can be nice to go somewhere and stroll about. It doesn't take much effort to get on a bus and walk around.

I totally agree with you here. It's just better to be safe than sorry -and if you are really sick, give your body a chance to heal.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:20 PM   #892
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What was that like, put in for an extension? I have a feeling that I'll be doing the same in May when my CP is winding down, so I'd like to know what extending entails...
If you want to extend, you can either stay in your current role or switch roles (if possible). For transfering you must meet transfer guidelines, which are: You must have no more than one reprimand and no more than eight points on your attendance record card within the last six months, not including early shift releases or authorized days off. I believe you can apply on the portal, and I also believe you can call on a number. I extended last year for the summer, and stayed in my same role.
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Can you get accepted to the Prof Internship while you are down there? It would be great to be able to finish the first CP and move right along to the PI without having to go back to campus for 1 semester.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:41 PM   #894
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Yes you can. My friend did this my last CP. She went from Adventureland ops into the Learning Center PI.
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My friend is graduating this Spring. We were looking into doing the program together in Fall '07. I know I had read somewhere you could participate until a semester after you graduate. Would she be able to do the Fall '07 if she graduates this Spring '07?
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K another question from me. I was wondering if the badges are in fact pins or if they were those really cool new magnetic ones? I have one of those from another job and they're great and never move place. No holes in your clothes either.

And my 2nd question. I was doing some theraphy and shopping for some clothes to bring and got some really cute dress up capris that are pin striped and have a really cute matching button down shirt. Can I wear it to class or anything else I have to dress up for. I tried to decifer the website but they kind of contradict themselves. You're allowed to wear the dressy shorts so I don't understand why not capris.
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K another question from me. I was wondering if the badges are in fact pins or if they were those really cool new magnetic ones? I have one of those from another job and they're great and never move place. No holes in your clothes either.

And my 2nd question. I was doing some theraphy and shopping for some clothes to bring and got some really cute dress up capris that are pin striped and have a really cute matching button down shirt. Can I wear it to class or anything else I have to dress up for. I tried to decifer the website but they kind of contradict themselves. You're allowed to wear the dressy shorts so I don't understand why not capris.
The name tags are both. You are first given the regular one, but you can order the magnetic one.

And no, you can not wear shorts or capris for class.
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My friend is graduating this Spring. We were looking into doing the program together in Fall '07. I know I had read somewhere you could participate until a semester after you graduate. Would she be able to do the Fall '07 if she graduates this Spring '07?
I am graduating in Spring '07 too and am planning to apply for Fall '07. You can do the CP the semester after you graduate, as long as you apply while you are still enrolled in classes at your school.
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Are we going to get more than what is on the website in relation to what is allowed and not? Like a handbook or something because going around the site it seems a little confusing at times and contradictory. Cause it says something about shorts and vests but then says no. I would cut in paste right this seceond as an example but I have a philosophy quiz to finish before I leave the house....
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Are we going to get more than what is on the website in relation to what is allowed and not? Like a handbook or something because going around the site it seems a little confusing at times and contradictory. Cause it says something about shorts and vests but then says no. I would cut in paste right this seceond as an example but I have a philosophy quiz to finish before I leave the house....
Shorts and vests are only worn if you are a cast member where they are included in the uniform. Otherwise, you can't wear them.
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