Former Disney World employee arrested

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  1. Rumors Rocks

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    Former Disney World employee arrested on pornography charges. http://www.wdwinfo.com/news/General..._employee_arrested_on_pornography_charges.htm

     
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  3. Tonka's Skipper

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  4. Lewisc

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    He worked for Disney for 7 years.
     
  5. Tonka's Skipper

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    Your point?......they caught him the first time he used the Disney computer and fired him!

    Lewisc, as someone who was very concerned that sex offenders on the offender/predator list,that may have only been on the lists due to a teenager encounter or some other minor issue would therefore be unfairly kept out of the parks and Disney property, what would you suggest Disney have done? If at work this guy had not done anything like this before and didn't have any previous record, you would just have Disney fire him earlier for no reason?

    As soon as he was discovered he was fired and reported and charged! Just what should have been done.


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  6. Lewisc

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    My point is whatever background checks, if any, Disney does isn't enough to ensure possible sex offenders aren't hired. My point is parents who assume WDW is safe for young kids, because it's Disney are wrong. My point is 7 years is a long time for a person like that to be around kids.

    My point is posters who think Disney can check photo ID from every guest, in order to ensure customers on the sex offenders list can't enter WDW are living in Fantasyland.
     
  7. Tonka's Skipper

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    The red part, I agree 100%. It cannot be done with 20,000-30,00o employees! There will always be some bad apples.

    Otherwise;

    No one I saw or read ever said 100% of sex offenders or predators would be kept out, the policy was the best now available..........no one said Parents would think they their kids were 100% safe!

    We are talking about 1 bad apple, noting the 7 seven years you pointed out, just how would you stop the hiring of 1 bad apple with no record of being a pedophile??

    Was the implied point Disney should have known or did something?

    Personally, I would have liked to take him back into the swamps and tied him to a tree with a nice juicy beef roast around his neck and let the gators take care of him! However that's knowing what we know now.


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  8. theparsons

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    Keep in mind too folks, the best background check in the world won't turn up anything if the person hasn't yet been CAUGHT. That's how they are able to work somewhere for years and years and abuse and abuse and until they're caught everyone thinks they are good people. Your neighbor, boss, teacher, best friend, may be looking at this crap (or doing worse) and until they're caught no one realizes that they aren't the person you thought they were. Learned this the hard way about someone I thought was a dear friend. I have also watched another friend go thru heck because of accusations that eventually were dropped for lack of evidence except the word of an ex-girlfriend. But his life was ruined by then.

    So.........I hope that in this case it turns out that this guy was working on his Easter sermon and made a mistake to click on a link and it started downloading naughty things......and yes, I want to remain living in Fantasyland!!

    Unless of course they found a lot more evidence once they searched his home computer too. :mad:

    If you think it can't happen to you.....don't ever send goto look at the United States Government website but mistakenly think it's .com. The correct address is whitehouse.gov The other would get you in big trouble. Don't ask me how I know, lol.
     
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    Is there another story that says he's a registered sex offender? This one makes it sounds like it's his first offense. Right now he's just a guy accused of something. How can Disney know what is in people's hearts? And sexual predators are drawn to places like this and schools and playgrounds. I'm glad Disney is being vigilant for us because our kids don't have that kind of protection most times they leave the house. Unfortunately we can never assume they are safe.
     
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    Frankly reading this again, is anyone else bothered by the fact that Disney takes a screen shot of an employees computer every 3 seconds???? think how many of you are reading Disboards from work.....think your boss would approve? Big brother is watching at Disney that's for sure.
     
  11. Tonka's Skipper

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    Well put with a good lesson Sir!

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  12. Tonka's Skipper

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    That's an old story, it has been going on for years with most companies and if I am not mistaken, it has gone though the courts. If its your employers equipment they can monitor anything you do on it.

    In my case...........my boss is a SOB.......and I can say it because I am the boss:rolleyes1

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  13. Tonka's Skipper

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    IF this is true..........Disney has a lot of explaining too!

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  14. TheRustyScupper

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    1) Lots being said about this guy and this incident.
    2) We need to be aware of a few things.
    . . . he was caught by surfing and downloading AT WORK
    . . . Disney and other companies have every right to monitor their computers
    . . . every employee gets finger printed when hired
    . . . once hired, Disney does not know you off-site activities/crimes
    . . . when a WDW employee is caught IT IS BIG NEWS IN TOWN
    . . . regardless of the crime involved, let alone sex-related
    3) Most WDW computers have INTERNET access
    . . . on the Concierge Desk, we frequently search for things for guests
    . . . we get lots of communications from guests
    . . . I get requests (and orders) to override dining to make ressies at sold out eateries
    4) Disney monitors computers
    . . . with blocking software for known unfriendly sites
    . . . scene captures and screening software to look at sites visited
    . . . download software for viruses and KEY WORDS of files

    NOTE: As the past CEO of two companies, we monitored every computer
    for INTERNET and in-house use - whether surfing, downloading or games
    playing. It was in the employee manual and on the bulletin board. Almost
    any violation of the computer rules could be grounds for termination. And,
    we were very serious about enforcement. Not only for sound business,
    but for liability reasons.
     
  15. eadavis

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    WDW employs roughly 65,000 in central Florida alone. Not to mention the some 10,000 contractors and operating participants that work on property too (many of which interact with guests). This volume creates a challenge but they are at least up to date on techniques for weeding out those who are deemed undesirable. Disney's hiring policies are as good as they can be. They do their best to ensure nobody slips through the cracks and to catch those that turn bad. Granted, this is done NOW. Hiring policies and practices are drastically changing with technology. In this instance, where were we in 2006 when this guy was hired, what accesses did we have to prevent bad apples from getting in. Tonka said it best, they can't do anything until they get caught. Managers can profile people to the extent the law allows.

    My takeaway form this story, Disney had a bad apple, he got caught, they got rid of him, and he's paying for his crime. As far as me and my humble opinion are concerned, Disney did their job and took care of the situation as best they could.
     
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    :thumbsup2 you and rusty said it much better then I did....Well done!

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  17. rccllap

    rccllap Who is this kid and why is he calling me Mom?

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    I'm glad he was caught, but I share the concern that a "bad apple" slipped through. What I've learned recently is a person's record doesn't necessarily cross state lines or jurisdictional lines. Someone who's been charged but not convicted, too, doesn't carry any baggage.
     
  18. Allison

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    Not bothered at all. Disney owns the equipment and sets the rules of use and can monitor it if they so choose.
     
  19. MakiraMarlena

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    Other than a criminal history check, what can they do? Is there another way to tell a possible sex offender? Their employees are fingerprinted, that is a sign that they do criminal background checks. I would hope through the FBI, which has the national databases. And should jobs be denied to persons who were accused but not convicted? Every day someone, somewhere gets falsely accused.

    As an employer, Disney is perfectly entitled to do this on computers owned by the company. My computer at work carries a startup screen with a notification that all employee computer use is monitored. The computers and access thereof are considered the property of the employer, not the employee, and the employee has no reasonable expectation of privacy when using them.

    How incredibly stupid do you have to be to use your employer's computer to download any type of pornography, much less the illegal kind.
     
  20. arthropodtodd

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    Nothing shocking here, happens all the time, i.e. using a work computer for such activities.
     
  21. Lewisc

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    Probably nothing else. A poster in the thread which discussed Disney policy of not selling APs to customers on the sex offender list said:

    What's important here is keeping kids safe in an environment where parents tend to let their guard down

    What's important is making sure the parents understand Disney can't make Disney safe enough for parent to let their guard down.

    I'm more bothered by the number of employees who spend hours on a work computer planning vacations, checking sports.....Your boss doesn't approve you reading DIS at work? Don't do it.

    Ancient history.

    edited to add Whitehouse.com hasn't been a porn site in years.
     

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