Hi, I'm not really sure where this question should go, but any input at this point would really be great. I'm currently a CM at Disneyland Resort, recently hired in about a month ago. It shouldn't be too hard to guess which location I work in mmm.
So this Monday (2/25), I showed up for work and changed into my Uniform. I put my personal clothes into my Back Pack and into a Locker outside of the Men's Changing Room. Disneyland issues us company Combination Locks to put on the Lockers, which I did. Made sure it was locked also.
After I came back from my shift, I found my lock opened and the contents of the locker I had chosen empty. Someone had broke into the locker and stole my back pack.
I'm a full time student so I show up to work right after I get out of school. I had at least $400 worth inside my backpack at the time.
- iPod Nano ($200)
- Graphing Calculator ($100)
- Audio-Technica Headphones ($100)
- Personal Clothes ($60)
- Books for class ($60)
- My Binder Full of Essays, Hand-Outs, and Notes I had taken All Semester (Can't really put a price on that)
I contacted Disneyland Security, Anaheim Police Dept, Guest Services and Lost & Found. So far they all summed up theres nothing they can do for me but "investigate". My chances of seeing my belongs again feel very hopeless.
The cost of me replacing all of this stuff is my entire paycheck for the whole month. All those hours I worked trying to save money before I go to college. I'm 17 and Senior in High School.
The hardest part about dealing with this situation is knowing I probably will never get my binder back. : / Inside it was pretty much my entire High School portfolio: Critiqued Essays, Music Theory Notes, and Econ Stock Analysis.
My Employee Manual says Disneyland Resort is not responsible for CM Theft, but I was thinking that since it was a Company Issued Lock, the Company is at fault for my loss? I understand if I had left it lying around, it was just asking to be stolen, but I had placed my back pack in the designated area with the mandatory company lock that had given me.
- So should I ask them to reimburse me ?(I really don't want to spend this months entire paycheck : /...)
- And If Disneyland refused to reimburse me, Should I/Can I take legal action?
- Will taking legal action be worth it? I hear legal fees would be expensive...
Sorry If this was a bit long to read, Thank you for your time.