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  • Ojt

    Tomorrow is my first day.

    I have nice polishable (I knew that wasn't a word! It's in my "Disney Look" book.) black shoes. Freshly polished.

    Just cut my fingernails.

    Just shaved off a 12 day beard. I'm gonna miss my beard.

    My hair-neckline is looking kind of shabby... but I can't afford a hair cut at the moment... I should be fine though right?

    I've got a belt.

    Plenty of clean black socks.

    My OJT pamphlet.

    My name tag.

    Am I missing anything?

    I can show up to Harbor Point in jeans and a tshirt right? Does anyone who matters look down on me if I do?

    What should I expect to be doing? I'm going to be training on Jungle/Tiki.

  • #2
    Re: Ojt

    Originally posted by antrossini View Post
    Tomorrow is my first day.

    What should I expect to be doing? I'm going to be training on Jungle/Tiki.

    Learning how to wake up Jose ..... I dont know I have not been on Jungle in years but when I was trained we learned Tiki the first Day and a took a few trips on other skippers boat and read the script

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    • #3
      Re: Ojt

      There is a chance I will be a skipper?

      I thought you had to audition for that...

      I can't do that...

      I have a lisp...

      Ahhh...

      I didn't sign up for that...

      Haha.

      Crap.

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      • #4
        Re: Ojt

        Didn't see your Id card listed

        Parking Permit (the temporary paper one) ?

        If your hair is shabby, your trainer/lead/manager might mention it. Not negotiable.

        Since you'll be going to costuming the t-shirt might get by but it's not a way to make a good first impression

        Avoid jokes with 's's

        Seriously, if you're concerned, discuss it with your manager but consider giving yourself a chance if they are willing to.

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        • #5
          Re: Ojt

          November first @ 12:30

          Bah. They don't have my I.D. yet?

          It isn't really shabby... I've just got some wispy stuff that needs to be buzzed off...

          I was thinking I ought to dress decent...

          Haha. Will definitely try to avoid 's's.

          Well... If it happens it happens... I can deal with it... I was in comedy sportz in high school...

          I suppose it was in my job duties... "delivering spiels."

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          • #6
            Re: Ojt

            Just bring your white hire sheet and your state-issued ID (ID Card or Driver's License).

            I would say just come in something comfortable, you'll be changing right after you get there anyway. Just don't wear anything that may be considered offensive (such as certain t-shirts).

            A proper hair style is definately needed. Part of OJT is working with the guests. Thus you do need to be in full compliance with Disney Look. Any barber shop should be willing to tidy up the back for $5 or less.

            I'm not attractions, so I don't have first-hand experience on this, but from what I've seen, most people going to Jungle Cruise do learn to be Skip from the outset. If you've done ComedySportz, it should be really simple (it is basically improv, just with a base script), but if you're still uncomfortable, you can just put on your preference sheet that you would prefer to be scheduled at Tiki Room more than at JC.

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            • #7
              Re: Ojt

              So exciting Antronossi...I start my OJT on saturday (not for Jungle though!) Everyone told me you can where whatever you want since you'll be changing anyway (need to bring the black socks and black shoes though!)
              Class of 2005...

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              • #8
                Re: Ojt

                Yes, the first day at DLR is exciting; no doubt about it. Even though you're going to be changing as soon as you get there, still 'dress for success'; first impressions do count.

                Enjoy your time, and let us know how it goes. This place will get under your skin, in a very good way!

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                • #9
                  Re: Ojt

                  The first day I worked at Disneyland I ended up getting sick, throwing up, and having to be sent home haha. I think it had something to do with the grill at Bengal BBQ because I felt fine at the beginning of the shift. I never worked that location again and I never got sick at work again.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ojt

                    You need your cast ID. If you don't have it, then be prepared to show another form of ID to security at Harbor Pointe. But you should have gotten your cast ID at Traditions.

                    Come early if you're driving, because you will need time to ride the unreliable shuttles from k-lot to Harbor Pointe.

                    I'm a trainer, but for QSR, so I can't really help much beyond that...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ojt

                      tag for later
                      All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ojt

                        I believe you have to wear trousers (business casual) and not blue jeans. You should have received a piece of paper telling you what is acceptable to wear on OJT. I would not wear jeans if I were you.

                        Oops my bad, I was thinking orientation. No heck wear joins for your first day. Don't you usually get into your costume on your first day though???

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ojt

                          You can dress however you want for OJT, but just keep in mind you don't want to give your trainer a negative impression.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ojt

                            Well... I dressed pretty nice... and when I met my trainer I felt kind of silly because he is one of the most chill kick back guys I've ever met...

                            Haha.

                            Well I had a blast my first 2 days...

                            even though today I started at 6 in the morning...

                            Yeah I know... I was thinking the same thing...

                            "There is a six in the morning now? Dude!?! No way!"

                            :P

                            Thanks for all the help everyone. Hope to see you around "the office" some time.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ojt

                              That's good to hear. Hopefully you got over the whole JC thing.

                              Originally posted by antrossini View Post
                              Well... I dressed pretty nice... and when I met my trainer I felt kind of silly because he is one of the most chill kick back guys I've ever met...
                              I had the same kind of trainer myself. Chill and cool as heck (though at the same time, oddly enough, he was one of the most perfectionist/by-the-book people I have ever met in my life).

                              Just remember, now that you're done with your training (I think, maybe you still have "Post Training", whatever that is), you're on probation for the next 3 or 4 months, so you should try to not get into trouble with regards to attendance, guest service or whatnot.
                              Last edited by glendalais89; 11-03-2007, 11:16 AM. Reason: Honestly, I've gotten conflicting responses on how long probation is. Some say 3, some say 4, some say 6 o_O

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                              • #16
                                Re: Ojt

                                ^3 months.
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                                Forget Disney Magic...Universal performs MIRACLES!!!

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Ojt

                                  Not three months. It's now 120 days of probation for Attractions Operations Cast Members. 120 days for anyone in Master Services Agreement actually.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Ojt

                                    Is that 120 actual calendar days, or 120 work days??

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Ojt

                                      Originally posted by speederscout View Post
                                      Is that 120 actual calendar days, or 120 work days??
                                      Calendar days.
                                      Class of 2005...

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Ojt

                                        OK, thanks.

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