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  • Welcome Cast Members

    There are so many Cast Members registered here that I thought I would give you your very own lounge. Enjoy.

    With any luck, you'll all come up with the perfect plan to get Steve Jobs elected as Chairman and CEO of Disney.

    Cheers,
    -The Dusty One
    Last edited by Dustysage; 01-13-2005, 10:47 AM.
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    A lounge all to ourselves...

    -David

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    • #3
      Can former CMs chat as well? Boy do I have stories to vent!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by invader pearl
        Can former CMs chat as well? Boy do I have stories to vent!
        Please! In fact, if other posters have questions for current or former cast members, this would be the place to post those as well.



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        • #5
          this is cool that we have our very own place to tell about our cm experiences. but what can we really talk about here?? you mean like stories, or stupid guest questions, or what??
          "Something Wicked This Way Comes....."

          "You know what you got to do when life brings you down, you swim. Just keep swimming, swimming swimming......" ---Dory

          "A Princess in search of her Prince Charming.....or close to it....If you think you are him or know him please send a message or resume......"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Disneychica04
            this is cool that we have our very own place to tell about our cm experiences. but what can we really talk about here?? you mean like stories, or stupid guest questions, or what??
            Anything you want. Just be careful that Disney can't figure out who you are. I don't want any of you to get fired.
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            • #7
              ok thanx.....i love my job i really do. ive made a lot of friends with the people i work with and we all have become this big family.....but recently things have changed, i mean management that is......i applied for this lead spot and didnt get my interview until a month after the new lead was already chosen....that just really made me mad and i also didnt like how the managers told each applicant the same thing as to why they didnt get it....i work my butt off and am on my best behavior and do everything that im asked of and i still dont get it.......i want to work my way up in the company.....ive been here for 2 magical years now......im going for trainer next and if they deny me that im for sure transferring departments and maybe to a department that is outside the park........i mean i love disney and i love the park, but if they are treating me like this in my department, then they could afford to lose me.......maybe i should just transfer to hotels like i have been thinking of now for like a year or so.....
              "Something Wicked This Way Comes....."

              "You know what you got to do when life brings you down, you swim. Just keep swimming, swimming swimming......" ---Dory

              "A Princess in search of her Prince Charming.....or close to it....If you think you are him or know him please send a message or resume......"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Disneychica04
                ok thanx.....i love my job i really do. ive made a lot of friends with the people i work with and we all have become this big family.....but recently things have changed, i mean management that is......i applied for this lead spot and didnt get my interview until a month after the new lead was already chosen....that just really made me mad and i also didnt like how the managers told each applicant the same thing as to why they didnt get it....i work my butt off and am on my best behavior and do everything that im asked of and i still dont get it.......i want to work my way up in the company.....ive been here for 2 magical years now......im going for trainer next and if they deny me that im for sure transferring departments and maybe to a department that is outside the park........i mean i love disney and i love the park, but if they are treating me like this in my department, then they could afford to lose me.......maybe i should just transfer to hotels like i have been thinking of now for like a year or so.....
                It all seems to boil down to availability and attendance records to me. Also
                things on file from prior managers and areas stay with you forever. Anything
                negative since day one can be used against you.
                The beatings will continue until morale improves.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dustysage
                  Anything you want. Just be careful that Disney can't figure out who you are. I don't want any of you to get fired.
                  BRING EM ON!!!
                  (I quit waaaay back in '89)

                  Former Tomorrowland Attractions drone, Dept 935. Howdy all!
                  "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

                  AP'er since 2004. Yup.....I'm one of THEM.

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                  • #10
                    I'm way back from 1994! So, do they still make you go to Disney University when you start? What is it, like 16 hours of training?

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                    • #11
                      Training

                      Yes, they make you go to the TDA building and sit in a room for 3 days of training. First thing I noticed was how strict they were in what you wore. I actually saw them send home several people for not wearing the correct clothing. I actually was about to be sent home for having brown laces on my Kenneth Coles but I was lucky because I wasen't scheduled to do my OJT that day. Training was almost like being in school again and taking notes.

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                      • #12
                        What are the summer job prospects?

                        My hubby and I are teachers and it has always been a dream to spend summers working at Disneyland...I know...kind of wacky but what can I say...we're weird. ..LOL...anyway....is this really doable? I know this summer will be crazy at the parks with the 50th and all so maybe this is our year....any advice??? :love:
                        ~~Second star to the right and straight on til morning~~

                        5 out of 4 people have a problem with fractions :confused:

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                        • #13
                          snappy oh, I totally forgot about the black shoe thing. Woah, I remember that. I was quite 18 yet at the time, so I had to go home 1 or 2 hours before everyone else. It was a little embarrassing.

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                          • #14
                            DO you get tired of guests asking you to get Backstage photos ???




                            ....if you don't, then can you get ME some ?? Haunted Mansion & Indy in particular ??? Email me ! Hehehehehe.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by snappy
                              Yes, they make you go to the TDA building and sit in a room for 3 days of training.
                              Good god!! THREE DAYS?? Man, I thought they were being rough on me for getting on my case about yawning during the one-day presentation (it was a looooong night).
                              "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

                              AP'er since 2004. Yup.....I'm one of THEM.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by dsnycrw
                                My hubby and I are teachers and it has always been a dream to spend summers working at Disneyland...I know...kind of wacky but what can I say...we're weird. ..LOL...anyway....is this really doable? I know this summer will be crazy at the parks with the 50th and all so maybe this is our year....any advice??? :love:
                                It's not crazy at all. Surprisingly there are a lot of teachers who work summers at the Park. All you have to do is apply. Most of the teachers I knew worked in Security but I know that others were through out the Park. I'm sure a lot of teachers take it as a second job cuz you get to be outdoors, it's sort of easy and hey why not!

                                Warning tho, if you work summer you'll be working all sorts of weird hours. Fridays, Saturdays & Sunday nights I'm sure. Since the majority of the staff are 18 - 25 you may be working late nights like till 2 or 3 AM.

                                As a previous employee I can say that if you only do it part time or what they used to (still?) call it Part Time Casual (holidays & call in) it's probably worth your while.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by mistyisjafo
                                  It's not crazy at all. Surprisingly there are a lot of teachers who work summers at the Park. All you have to do is apply. Most of the teachers I knew worked in Security but I know that others were through out the Park. I'm sure a lot of teachers take it as a second job cuz you get to be outdoors, it's sort of easy and hey why not!.
                                  Shortly after I was hired, I discovered my high school English teacher was on the security staff. She stayed for years after I left, saying she loved working summers there.
                                  "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

                                  AP'er since 2004. Yup.....I'm one of THEM.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Dustysage
                                    There are so many Cast Members registered here that I thought I would give you your very own lounge. Enjoy.

                                    With any luck, you'll all come up with the perfect plan to get Steve Jobs elected as Chairman and CEO of Disney.

                                    Cheers,
                                    -The Dusty One
                                    Yay! I get to chill in my very own lounge - I feel special

                                    I love apple, but I am not so hot on Pixar - so it would be a love/hate thing if Jobs was in charge.
                                    ~ Tasty, yet morally ambiguous! ~

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by snappy
                                      Yes, they make you go to the TDA building and sit in a room for 3 days of training. First thing I noticed was how strict they were in what you wore. I actually saw them send home several people for not wearing the correct clothing. I actually was about to be sent home for having brown laces on my Kenneth Coles but I was lucky because I wasen't scheduled to do my OJT that day. Training was almost like being in school again and taking notes.
                                      Wow. I got the watered down version for Non-Costumed CMs and it was only 6 hours. However, they were really strict about the dress codes and name-tages and such.
                                      ~ Tasty, yet morally ambiguous! ~

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                                      • #20
                                        buhahaha I quit in Oct. and was at WestSide Stores since 2002...... im glad im free LOL I loved working for the park, but they seem to think working at the same time you have a college class that cost you over 2,000 is ok, that's the reason I quit.
                                        Evil is lurking behind the matterhorn........ wait, that's just Mickey :ap:

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