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Gas prices and DL cast retention

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  • #81
    Re: Gas prices and DL cast retention

    Originally posted by ravencroft View Post
    If you think this is a transient event, you need to read a book entitled: "The Long Emergency" - Check it out on Amazon. The author does a decent job of describing how our lives will change with the increase of fuel/energy costs.
    I haven't read the book, but here is one "prediction": Lower middle class Americans will no longer have cars, as they won't be able to afford to "feed" them. They won't be able to afford newer, fuel efficient cars either. The current model, where they buy old clunkers just won't work, because most of the available clunkers will be gas hogs.

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    • #82
      Re: Gas prices and DL cast retention

      Originally posted by ravencroft View Post
      Disney may decide to provide Metro Passes to all CMs above casual employment level. Then they can take the train in (on their own time) and the cost to Disney is a approximately $100 per ticket per month.

      Disney could negotiate a deal with the Metrolink and Amtrak.
      Sometimes I think that these passes should be free. The cost savings from reduced pollution, traffic congestion, less road construction and repair would probably pay for it.

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      • #83
        Re: Gas prices and DL cast retention

        Originally posted by fkurucz View Post
        Sometimes I think that these passes should be free. The cost savings from reduced pollution, traffic congestion, less road construction and repair would probably pay for it.
        I agree.

        "I'm not funny. What I am is brave." - Lucille Ball

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        • #84
          Re: Gas prices and DL cast retention

          I live in Riverside and the drive to Disneyland one way is exactly 44 miles. I've worked there for a year now and still think I will be only making 9.40 an hour. I also might only be doing one parade (which is only a four hour shift.) If I can't get into a second parade I may have to take the summer off from working at Disneyland. It would just not be logical for me to drive 88 miles a day for 4 hours of work.
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          • #85
            Re: Gas prices and DL cast retention

            Originally posted by GhostHostJeff View Post
            I live in Riverside and the drive to Disneyland one way is exactly 44 miles. I've worked there for a year now and still think I will be only making 9.40 an hour. I also might only be doing one parade (which is only a four hour shift.) If I can't get into a second parade I may have to take the summer off from working at Disneyland. It would just not be logical for me to drive 88 miles a day for 4 hours of work.
            Even if you have a 30 mpg vehicle that commute costs about $12 in gas. Then there is the wear and tear on your car to consider. Assuming a 5 day work week you would be commuting 23K miles per year, plus any other driving you do. Even the sturdiest Japanese cars last only so long. Its one thing if you commuting like that to a 100K job, but it seems like financial suicide for low wage earners.

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            • #86
              Re: Gas prices and DL cast retention

              in my school paper there was an article about gas prices affecting summer plans, and one kid at my school had to give up his DL job because he can't afford to commute from his home in San Diego for the summer. just though I'd share! It's def having an effect.
              "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by" (John Masefield)


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              • #87
                Re: Gas prices and DL cast retention

                My commute to DL is $12/week if I work a 5 day work week (which is not reasonable... it'll probably be less, unfortnuately). If I work six hours a day I'd make $54, $271/week. So gas is taking only 4%. I'd say I'm doing ok gas wise... for now.

                I live only six miles away though, so I'm really lucky.

                "I'm not funny. What I am is brave." - Lucille Ball

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