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    Question Any Innoventions CMs here?

    Are there any Innoventions CMs here? I'm looking to find out what that position is like, as in, do you enjoy it, are the hours decent, what type of shifts will I get, what will I be doing most, what does it pay, etc. I'd really appreciate it, as I'm trying to decide whether to transfer there (and possibly do Animation Academy) or to Guest Relations. I posted on another thread and haven't really gotten responses, so hopefully I will here!

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    Re: Any Innoventions CMs here?

    Quote Originally Posted by dramagrl View Post
    Are there any Innoventions CMs here? I'm looking to find out what that position is like, as in, do you enjoy it, are the hours decent, what type of shifts will I get, what will I be doing most, what does it pay, etc. I'd really appreciate it, as I'm trying to decide whether to transfer there (and possibly do Animation Academy) or to Guest Relations. I posted on another thread and haven't really gotten responses, so hopefully I will here!
    There used to be a MC'er named InnoventGuy who hung around but haven't seen him in quite a while, You might search and see if he's posted any time recently.

    Why not just go there and talk to a CM or lead ?

    Take your Id (which you'd have if you were in the park as a guest - don't visit during working hours out-of-area) so they know they're talking to a fellow CM.

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    Re: Any Innoventions CMs here?

    Quote Originally Posted by dramagrl View Post
    Are there any Innoventions CMs here? I'm looking to find out what that position is like, as in, do you enjoy it, are the hours decent, what type of shifts will I get, what will I be doing most, what does it pay, etc. I'd really appreciate it, as I'm trying to decide whether to transfer there (and possibly do Animation Academy) or to Guest Relations. I posted on another thread and haven't really gotten responses, so hopefully I will here!
    Don't have all the info, but here is some.

    (1) Hours- especially now, hours are short and shifts starting out will be evening shifts. Innoventions is not open for as many hours a day as most attractions.

    (2) Innoventions does use a rotation system. Sometimes you will be amongst the exhibits indoors, then be bumped into guarding the exit ramp, then dumped for doing the spiel at the entrance while folks wait for the building to rotate at the next entrance.

    (3) Starting pay is $10.13. Starting pay for Guest Relations is $9.50 last time I checked.

    Everyone I have talked with LOVE doing Innoventions, despite it being the lamest attraction in the park. Go for it. It sounds like a better deal than Guest Relations where you start out answering stupid questions in the phone room or have idiots yell at you at the complaint desk.
    "If we cut the budget are you going to be the one standing at the exit explaining to guests why the ride they just rode is a piece of crap?" - - John Lasseter

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    Re: Any Innoventions CMs here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wally View Post
    Don't have all the info, but here is some.

    Everyone I have talked with LOVE doing Innoventions, despite it being the lamest attraction in the park. Go for it. It sounds like a better deal than Guest Relations where you start out answering stupid questions in the phone room or have idiots yell at you at the complaint desk.
    You know, there might be some people who would relish answering stupid questions and having idiots yell at you.

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    Re: Any Innoventions CMs here?

    There are upsides to being in a phone room...
    If you are in a bad mood you don't have to smile.
    Same with the complaint desk - all you have to do is be like me and learn to tone out the angry people (jk) kinda..

    Quote Originally Posted by Wally View Post
    It sounds like a better deal than Guest Relations where you start out answering stupid questions in the phone room or have idiots yell at you at the complaint desk.
    "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau


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    Re: Any Innoventions CMs here?

    I heart the phone room. I can work the phone room hung over. Can you work in a spinning building hung over? Game. Set. Match.
    "Remember 'Old Yeller'? We shot the dog." - Roy E. Disney


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    Re: Any Innoventions CMs here?

    Quote Originally Posted by RumRunner31 View Post
    I heart the phone room. I can work the phone room hung over. Can you work in a spinning building hung over? Game. Set. Match.
    Guess I won't be making any calls and expecting sober responses.


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    Re: Any Innoventions CMs here?

    haha, Innovention CMs suck... Stitch told the CM to kick me and the CM said okay... :P :P :P
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    Re: Any Innoventions CMs here?

    Quote Originally Posted by PretzelSouls View Post
    There are upsides to being in a phone room...
    If you are in a bad mood you don't have to smile.
    Same with the complaint desk - all you have to do is be like me and learn to tone out the angry people (jk) kinda..
    Very, very true. I remember when I first started working at Disneyland, my cheeks would actually hurt from having to smile all the time, so I would consciously relax my jaw and try not to for a little while to relax the muscles. Then, of course, some guest would walk past and say "hey, you're not smiling!"

    And I would want to punch them.

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    Re: Any Innoventions CMs here?

    Quote Originally Posted by dramagrl View Post
    Very, very true. I remember when I first started working at Disneyland, my cheeks would actually hurt from having to smile all the time, so I would consciously relax my jaw and try not to for a little while to relax the muscles. Then, of course, some guest would walk past and say "hey, you're not smiling!"

    And I would want to punch them.
    i squirted milk out of my nose, because it is so true.

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    Re: Any Innoventions CMs here?

    I love when they say "smile your at the happiest place on earth".... I had a cast member once tell them no your at the happiest place on earth... im at work...... yea that was a fun GC to deal with

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    Re: Any Innoventions CMs here?

    You know, people can usually tell when you're talking on the phone and you're smiling.
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