I don't know how to answer this question. For my department, it depends on the season. When we over-hire for the holidays, nobody gets any hours, but then they all go back to school and I'm left working 40+ as a CR. I'd assume it's similar everywhere.
"Remember 'Old Yeller'? We shot the dog." - Roy E. Disney
I worked in FL and for the holiday season I averaged 60+ hours a week. Granted I was in entertainment so I worked regular shifts plus rehersals. We also didn't get days off. There were some weeks that I started on turnaround and stayed on double time for the entire week.
Myself included, but i learned that, while they wont schedule you any hours, call scheduling, they have a lot of shifts.
I guess it makes too much sense to actually schedule the shifts to people than call around asking people to take them, but, whatever.
Maybe not to you but I expect there is some logic to scheduling and management.
Seasonal changes tend to be a time of change with guest loads and CM availability (with people starting classes or other scheduling changes in their lives). I suspect that they have found it more effective to make the scheduling dynamic and get people as they need them rather than pre-schedule at that time when the number needed and actually available is unstable.
I have a feeling it also has a lot to do with "seniority". Since it doesn't take all that long to get seniority at the resort anymore, thanks to our wondrous unions those of us who actually WANT to work have to wait for those above us to turn down the shifts offered to them before we get them. So it would make sense to have flexible scheduling in order to accommodate this.
I wonder how much this does work into the equation.
well i know i have been there over a year now, and i am still getting four to five hours shifts. i dont get to many seven or eight plus hour days and i am kinda getting sick of it. but i am going to be applying for full time, those applications come out tomorrow. plus i plan on putting in for attraction trainer so that should help. i am trying to make my way up to lead.