I know most of you are current cast members, but this is more directed towards ex cast members. As my screen name implies, I am an ex Jungle Cruise skipper. I worked there in the spring of 1995, during the Indiana Jones Adventure opening. I was terminated from my role because of a boating accident in which I bumped into the boat ahead of me on accident and the skipper in the boat that I hit filed a grievance and made a huge deal about it and because I was just a day shy of my 90 day probation I was fired. And to add insult to injury, they slapped a non-rehire status on my file so the following year when I tried to reapply they said I had the non-rehire status and would need to file an "appeal" to get it lifted before I could be rehired. Well I appealed it for nearly ten years, with no success. The last time I made my appeal I managed to allow them to let me view my file. What I saw made me really upset. According to the accident report made by the skipper that I bumped, I "intentionaly rammed my vessel into his with the intent of causing physical harm to himself and to the guests on his boat" and there were all these pictures about the "damage" I caused to the boat and witness testimony. What really got me was that I was never shown any of this. I was never given an opportunity to respond to the report or anything. I was just suspended for three days and upon my return I was told to clean up my locker and leave the property.
Has anyone else out there been banished from the magic kingdom or know anyone who has? Did they ever try to appeal their non-rehire status? Were they successfull?