Magic: November 1, 2013 5 night Western

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  1. TempusFugit

    TempusFugit Are you a fan of delicious flavor?

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    Just to voice my support, we agreed very early on to a hard deadline. It is an unfortunate consequence that some people may join the meet group after the date but setting a date is necessary. Some people put a lot of work and preparation into FE gifts. Actually this date is closer to actually sailing than several of the FE groups I've been a part of.

    Everyone is still welcome and encouraged to be a part of our meet group however. Have fun and get to know other DIS members! :cool2:
     
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  3. VowRenewal13

    VowRenewal13 Mouseketeer

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    :thumbsup2
     
  4. jenerra11

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    To the military families....Cat 10A (deck5-7) just opened up for our cruise date. These are the deluxe rooms. We were previously booked in two deck 2 deluxe rooms.Yeah!! Higher floor deluxe room at same price!:cool1: And our rooms are the secret porthole rooms. Hurry up Nov. 1st
     
  5. fly4free2

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    I am traveling with a friend ( female), we are not a couple. Hope this helps you,
     
  6. fly4free2

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    Maybe I should have said, I also am female LOL, after I read the post I send I didn't clarify.

    Evelyn
     
  7. diesel2512

    diesel2512 Earning My Ears

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    I ordered and purchased custom made items, I only ordered enough for the group we have because of the deadline and knowing you wouldn't add any others. I agree about not extending the deadline or adding any others at this point. And I like the other posters idea that maybe there can be a second group started by the latecomer. You did the right thing Mrs. Mork ;) Don't feel guilty! You're great for doing all this as it is! Can't wait to meet everyone!!!!!!
     
  8. disneyholic1977

    disneyholic1977 Living our dream in paradise

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    That was the right decision - a deadline is a deadline. I know I will have some extra "stuff" and if I see a FE on a cabin that isn't on our list, I will leave something AFTER I have delivered to all on the FE list.
     
  9. disneyholic1977

    disneyholic1977 Living our dream in paradise

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    Will you be sending these through e-mail or distributing them at the DIS meet?
     
  10. VowRenewal13

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    I will bring them to the DIS meeting.
     
  11. disneyholic1977

    disneyholic1977 Living our dream in paradise

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    Thanks!!!:thumbsup2
     
  12. TempusFugit

    TempusFugit Are you a fan of delicious flavor?

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    We do the same thing. More pixie dust.
     
  13. KLW1977

    KLW1977 Earning My Ears

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    I have a few things, one item came in a pack of 30, so we can hand out the extra if we see a FE that's not on our list. But, the "big gift," I ordered just enough supplies for our 23 cabins (making our family one too). So, even though i feel bad for the late-comers, I'm glad you stuck to the cutoff.
     
  14. KLW1977

    KLW1977 Earning My Ears

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    That's really nice--thank you!
     
  15. ser0408

    ser0408 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for posting this! We also had 2 deluxe inside connecting rooms on deck 2 and just switched to 2 connecting on deck 7. Was tempted to get a secret porthole room on deck 5, but there wasn't a connecting available. I'm getting so excited!!

    We still haven't told our kids. They talk about our last cruise at least a couple times a week, and they keep saying how they really want to go on the Magic again once it's been remodeled. They will be so surprised!
     
  16. stitch'sgirl

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    Okay cruise buddies, I spent the morning reading the OPM manual on furloughs. I am one of those federal employees that is "excepted" (must work) and according to the manual, we can't use previously approved leave during the furlough.

    It's bad enough that we are asked to work without a paycheck in sight, but now previously approved leave will be retracted as well? This cruise won't happen for us if this isn't resolved before then! :sad2:

    If there are any other federal employees in the same situation, here is the link to the OPM manual:

    http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-over...-guidance/guidance-for-shutdown-furloughs.pdf
     
  17. randomiam79

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    Just got off the Disney Dream, the only thing that made it a little easier to leave was knowing we will be sailing on the Disney Magic! 26 days away!!!!
     
  18. ser0408

    ser0408 Earning My Ears

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    We are in the same boat! We will still go on the cruise though. We are hoping and praying it's resolved before we leave, so that my husband can take leave and not lose those 4 days of pay! We have plane tickets bought, and football tickets for the Miami game on the 31st. If we had bought travel insurance we might cancel, but we didn't, so we would be out all the money we have spent for the cruise. I'm thankful that we have savings since we won't be getting a paycheck until this is resolved....at least we will get back pay since he is still required to work.
     
  19. stitch'sgirl

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    I don't want to worry you, but are you sure he can take leave? That is my concern after reading the OPM manual. F.2. (page 7) answers the question: "May an excepted employee take previously approved paid time off or be granted new requests for time off during a shutdown furlough?" and the answer is No.

    I am trying not to panic, but the more news I watch, then worse it seems to be getting. I have about 30 employees to keep calm as well. I better get it together and stay positive for them!!:cheer2:
     
  20. jenerra11

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    You're welcome.....See ya real soon!
     
  21. MrsMork

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    Previous federal employee, survivor of the 1996 furloughs. I think this reads that you can take the time off, but you will not be paid for it. So, for that time you would be in a furlough status, not paid leave. So, the short answer say "no", but with the explanation it seems you could be in a furlough status for that time. It probably is going to be up to your department head and human resources to decide if they will let you off in that furlough status for the few days and then bring you back in the pay status.
     

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