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  • National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers - Yahoo - 01/25/07

    Press Release via Yahoo! - January 25, 2007
    National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers Are Still Searching For Their Dream Jobs

    Fun Outweighs Money as Most Important Attribute in Dream Job

    CHICAGO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CareerBuilder.com today announced the results of a national consumer employment survey conducted by Harris Interactive that reveals nearly four out of five U.S. workers (84 percent) are not currently in their dream job. More than 6,000 respondents were polled, weighing in with their thoughts and insights regarding top dream job choices for different professions and regions. The announcement coincides with CareerBuilder.com's and Disney Parks' national search which will give Americans the opportunity to live out their Disney Parks "Dream Job" for a day.
    Disney Park Dream Jobs

    The majority of U.S. workers surveyed thought it would be fun to work at a Disney theme park (57 percent). Most respondents dreamed of navigating the waters as a Jungle Cruise Skipper (28 percent) while others chose to take the royal route and see if the glass slipper fit as a Fantasyland Princess-in- Waiting (20 percent). Still other respondents wanted to get chills and thrills by being a Haunted Mansion Butler or Maid (19 percent).


    Where Dream Jobs Come True

    As Disney is traditionally the place 'Where Dreams Come True,' Disney's domestic theme parks are giving Americans the chance to live out their "Dream Jobs" in conjunction with its "Year of a Million Dreams" celebration. Interested parties 18 years and older are invited to submit their virtual resumes online from January 24 through February 20 at http://www.careerbuilder.com/disneydreamjobs to win the opportunity to work at a Disney theme park for one day. Participants will be asked to showcase their most original and creative Disney resumes including why they want to work at a Disney Park, qualifications and skills for their desired position, as well as why this is their Disney Parks "Dream Job." Five finalists will be selected for each "Dream Job" by the public to win the chance to become a Jungle Cruise Skipper, Haunted Mansion Butler or Maid, Apprentice Pirate, Fantasyland Princess-in-Waiting or a Disney Park Parade Performer. Winners will receive a trip to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California in June 2007 where they will live out their dream jobs. Complete rules and regulations can be found at the above website.

    Full Article available here: National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers Are Still Searching For Their Dream Jobs

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    Re: National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers - Yahoo - 01/2

    Wow. Lucky us who are or were there.
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    • #3
      Re: National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers - Yahoo - 01/2

      Thanks for information BPF! It would bring out the best if it were possible for folks to make an adequate living wage.
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      • #4
        Re: National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers - Yahoo - 01/2

        Thanks Piglet for the info. When my husband retires in 20 years (yes we are already planning it) we are going to move to Orlando and get a job at WDW. But for now, I may have to enter this contest. It looks like fun!


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          Re: National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers - Yahoo - 01/2

          Originally posted by TicTocDragon View Post
          Thanks for information BPF! It would bring out the best if it were possible for folks to make an adequate living wage.
          Well considering it's only for a day - it's probably more for the concept of fun and the overall experience. If they're lucky, they will also get some nice media attentention for Disney Casting (information is in the Press Release, but the actual even in June might "movitate" some.)

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          • #6
            Re: National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers - Yahoo - 01/2

            That sounds like a lot of fun, but I can honestly and wholeheartedly say that I hope I'm not on the dock on the winner's Very Special Day. We have enough problems with people who've completed their training...

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            • #7
              CareerBuilder.com survey says 57% of people think DisneyParks job would be "DreamJob"

              Thought this press release was interesting: http://www.disneylandnews.com/articl...article_id=206
              Key Dream Job Attributes
              Salary was one of the least important factors in determining a dream job. Money ranked third (12 percent) compared to having fun at work (39 percent) which topped the list, followed by making a difference in society (17 percent). Rounding out the bottom three attributes were traveling and seeing the world (5 percent) and being creative within a position (5 percent).
              Disney Park Dream Jobs
              The majority of U.S. workers surveyed thought it would be fun to work at a Disney theme park (57 percent). Most respondents dreamed of navigating the waters as a Jungle Cruise Skipper (28 percent) while others chose to take the royal route and see if the glass slipper fit as a Fantasyland Princess-in-Waiting (20 percent). Still other respondents wanted to get chills and thrills by being a Haunted Mansion Butler or Maid (19 percent).
              Where Dream Jobs Come True
              Interested parties 18 years and older are invited to submit their virtual resumes online from January 24 through February 20 at www.careerbuilder.com/disneydreamjobs to win the opportunity to work at a Disney theme park for one day.

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              I bet salary would be a bigger issue for people if they really knew the wages the Disneyland Resort gives its CMs.

              And a sweepstakes to work for a day? In a theme park? Really?
              Strange.

              I'd work for a day at Google. Or Apple, Inc. Or Imagineering.

              But really. A job at Disneyland for a day. Really? There are so many better things to do for a day, like just going to the park... not working at the park!

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                Re: CareerBuilder.com survey says 57% of people think DisneyParks job would be "Dream

                National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers - Yahoo - 01/25/07

                I remember reading when this study was first released too, summer of 2005 I would want to say - it was quite interesting then and now how they will allow some guests to become CMs for a day. It should be interesting to see if this has any impact at Casting for either US Resort.

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                • #9
                  Re: CareerBuilder.com survey says 57% of people think DisneyParks job would be "Dream

                  Originally posted by BigPigletFan View Post
                  National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers - Yahoo - 01/25/07

                  I remember reading when this study was first released too, summer of 2005 I would want to say - it was quite interesting then and now how they will allow some guests to become CMs for a day. It should be interesting to see if this has any impact at Casting for either US Resort.
                  My bad for missing the other thread.

                  But ultimately, I don't think that this will help casting, at least not at Disneyland. People need money to survive, and Disney just isnt willing to compensate their CMs properly for the jobs they do.

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                    Re: CareerBuilder.com survey says 57% of people think DisneyParks job would be "Dream

                    Originally posted by MasterGracey View Post
                    Thought this press release was interesting: http://www.disneylandnews.com/articl...article_id=206
                    Key Dream Job Attributes
                    Salary was one of the least important factors in determining a dream job. Money ranked third (12 percent) compared to having fun at work (39 percent) which topped the list, followed by making a difference in society (17 percent). Rounding out the bottom three attributes were traveling and seeing the world (5 percent) and being creative within a position (5 percent).
                    Disney Park Dream Jobs
                    The majority of U.S. workers surveyed thought it would be fun to work at a Disney theme park (57 percent). Most respondents dreamed of navigating the waters as a Jungle Cruise Skipper (28 percent) while others chose to take the royal route and see if the glass slipper fit as a Fantasyland Princess-in-Waiting (20 percent). Still other respondents wanted to get chills and thrills by being a Haunted Mansion Butler or Maid (19 percent).
                    Where Dream Jobs Come True
                    Interested parties 18 years and older are invited to submit their virtual resumes online from January 24 through February 20 at www.careerbuilder.com/disneydreamjobs to win the opportunity to work at a Disney theme park for one day.
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                    I bet salary would be a bigger issue for people if they really knew the wages the Disneyland Resort gives its CMs.

                    And a sweepstakes to work for a day? In a theme park? Really?
                    Strange.

                    I'd work for a day at Google. Or Apple, Inc. Or Imagineering.

                    But really. A job at Disneyland for a day. Really? There are so many better things to do for a day, like just going to the park... not working at the park!
                    Let's not shatter their illusions

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                      Re: CareerBuilder.com survey says 57% of people think DisneyParks job would be "Dream

                      I used to think that till i went to the Disney Jobs section over at Disney.com where it actually lists the wages for each job.
                      Nice wages for 1998. Horrible wages for 2007.








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                      • #12
                        Re: CareerBuilder.com survey says 57% of people think DisneyParks job would be "Dream

                        Soon, Disney will start charging people to work at Disneyland.

                        ... unbelievable!

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                          Re: CareerBuilder.com survey says 57% of people think DisneyParks job would be "Dream

                          Originally posted by MasterGracey View Post
                          My bad for missing the other thread.

                          But ultimately, I don't think that this will help casting, at least not at Disneyland. People need money to survive, and Disney just isnt willing to compensate their CMs properly for the jobs they do.
                          It's okay, we all do it. :cwink:

                          Maybe it will impact a few snow birds or future snow birds though?

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                            Re: National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers - Yahoo - 01/2

                            I wonder if they will hire former CM's?

                            Probably not, but I might enter anyways, just for the chance at a free trip to the park! Its been so long......
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                            • #15
                              Re: National 'Dream Jobs' Survey Reveals Four Out of Five U.S. Workers - Yahoo - 01/2

                              They're not going to actually WORK there. According to the Careerbuilder.com contest rules:
                              Each Grand Prize is a trip for winner and up to three (3) guests to Disneylandlocated near the Disneylanddesignated by Sponsor, round-trip ground transportation between airport and hotel in California, four (4) DisneylandPark Hopper

                              It's for people who "always wanted to be a (your dream job here)"
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