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    Count me in... finally!

    Well, its finally happened: I now work for Mickey. And I'm pretty excited about it, too. Traditions is Saturday. And I'm in Attractions.

    I'd secret high hopes of ending up anywhere on DL's Westside.... but alas, I ended up in the far southern end of the resort! Got my shoes and Dr. Scholl's today, so I'm all set to go.

    ... now about that 7:30 start!

    The commute might be a bit brutal, since I live in the real-world version of Main Street U.S.A. - about 50 miles east of the one at DL.

    I've done a little theme park design work in the past, so it's going to be fun working on the other side. And I used to work in sightseeing as a tour guide and ticket agent on Catalina Island ("what time is the 3:30 Glass Bottom Boat?") as well as for the large cattle boats that used to run over there so I'm versed in tourist-ese.

    So fellow CMs, I'm looking forward to meeting you on your side of the fence. I'll see you on the Pier!

    Hmm, considering my Catalina experience, maybe working on the Pier makes sense!
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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    Welcome to the House of Mouse!!!! You are now a slave to the Mouse, muahahaha!! Just kidding......... Say good bye to all Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, hahaha

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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    Yeah, they're history, I know. At least I got to enjoy the entire summer music festival in my hometown before I enlisted!

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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    Be nice to the ODV people at DCA

    Congrats, and welcome!!!

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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    Congratulations Speederscout, will be looking for you on the Pier.......
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    it's what they are like in their HEART!


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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    Quote Originally Posted by DLDCALVR View Post
    Be nice to the ODV people at DCA

    Congrats, and welcome!!!
    yes, be nice to us or else we wont help you break you $20 for the vending machine :P
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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    SUCKER!!!!!! Just kidding........Welcome. Hope you enjoy all those 4 hour Parade shifts.
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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    lol, gee, thanks for all the warm fuzzies.

    $20s?? I'll make that much?? Cool!!

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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    Quote Originally Posted by speederscout View Post
    The commute might be a bit brutal, since I live in the real-world version of Main Street U.S.A. - about 50 miles east of the one at DL.
    A 50 mile commute in LA traffic with petrol at $3/gallon and wages just above $8/hour. How is that going to work out financially for you?

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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    Yay Speederscout, I'm sure you'll have a great time.
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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    Ah cool! We'll be able to see you more!

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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    Hey i work the pier to! Welcome to the pier! do you know what ride your training on first?

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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    I have no idea... but I'll find out tomorrow.

    Traditions was interesting, though the business "standards" stuff was a bit dreary, (though I'm sure it is necessary to go over; I'm sure there are those who would respond to it with, "hones-ty? Integri-what?"). But I have to say that I was surprised at how thrilled and happy (and proud!) I felt when I was handed my badge and I.D. Big smile indeed!

    The only part of this that really concerns me is when I have a late shift followed by an early one the next morning. Hoping to find a friend's couch in the area, or I'll only end up with about 3 hours of sleep between commutes when taking morning weekday traffic into account! Ouch!
    Last edited by speederscout; 09-08-2007 at 06:02 PM.

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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    If you're concerned about late/early transitions, you lucked out with DCA.

    Just be proactive with stage scheduling. Same goes for things if you're getting stuck with tons of short parade shifts or whatnot, it'll probably be easier to cover one of those than your attraction if someone there called in so it's always worth a shot until you start annoying your scheduling.

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    Re: Count me in... finally!

    speederscout gets a job at the mouse just as i'm leaving?! that should be illegal! :[
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