Hi, I don't know if you can help me to understand . . .
My daughter applied at Disneyland and was so excited to be hired! She recently moved to CA from out of state, she is 20 and still gaining the understanding of the application process. Sometimes she reads things too fast due to her ADD and misses out on understanding the full meaning of a question. I cannot even begin to Emphasize that she would never NEVER never lie on an application. On the application it asks if you have ever been convicted of a felony or crime (or something to that effect) - she answered no, but she had a previous negligent driving and speeding ticket. When she went to her first day of work, they walked her to management and stated they would need her name tag and that she could not come on the Disney property until they could review her reasons for lying on the application. When confronted, she honestly replied that she thought the negligent driving in her state was considered more a ticket than a felony. In truth it is considered a misdemeanor, but she thought Disney was asking if she had ever been in jail or commited a felony, she answered with what she believed to be true on the application. I know that alot of people come and go intentionally trying to hide their history and lie, but I cannot stress here that - call it naive, or whatever she was not attempting to lie or cover up anything. When she called me in tears and her heart broken, I explained that I would have probably written the same thing because there was a time when employers were only seeking heavy duty criminal activity. She was 16 when she got the negligent driving and it was wrong, but she has got to be one of the most sweetest loving responsible kids; it has been 4 years and a speeding ticket later and I guess Disneyland wanted a list of every offense committed, large or small. To wrap this up, she was told she would be called in to be interviewed within a few days or the following friday. 3 weeks later she was called in not to be given a chance to explain or follow up on all of her positive references, but to tell her that she can NEVER apply to anything Disney again. In hindsight I told her that she should have asked personnel at the time to what extent she needed to list her incidents, but she didn't realize she was doing anything wrong and therefore processed the information as she did. My big question, is this true - She can "never ever apply at anything Disney again"? Thanks for any help in understanding, I know this is the cold hard world we live in and Disney has their standards, but if they could have given her a chance to prove herself, they would have seen that she would truly have been an asset. She works very hard and smiles all the time. Sincerely, rv2disneyland