Boy do I feel like I've been posting in the Break Room a lot, and I don't even start for three months.
I've read "Mouse Tales" and enjoyed it. The book brought up a question about its discussion of CM's really just wanting to get off their shift and have fun with friends/fellow CM's. I'd like to ask just how true this is, and if anyone could elaborate on it.
I understand that just because two people have the same job, you aren't suddenly best friends, but from what I've read about the Disneyland resort, it's more common than other workplaces. When a newbie comes into your department and works with you, do you keep it strictly professional in the beginning for work's sake, or is an offer to be colloquial made rather quick?
Do you find that your co-workers are easier to get along with than co-workers of other jobs, if Disneyland isn't your first job? Are there people who you know aren't really all that happy about their job, and are just there for the paycheck?
Do you and friends regularly go to Disneyland together after a shift, or does it feel like overkill to visit a park you just spent several hours on the job at?
Lots of random questions, and I hope to get lots of random answers! I really just want to familiarize myself with how things work at the park as much as I can before moving, so I can shed my newbie status as quick as possible. It's also something I'm very interested in, or else I wouldn't have considered applying for the job.