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    Disneyland "Dream Job" Promotion/Contest (Merged Threads)

    For those of you interested, CareerBuilder.com is doing a special partnership with Disney for Disneyland, offering you the chance to get an "honorary" job.

    You can send them a tape and apply to be a Pirate, Princess-In-Waiting, Jungle Cruise Skipper, Haunted Mansion Butler/Maid, or Parade Performer--for a day. It includes a free admission for the family to DLR.

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    http://www.careerbuilder.com/disneydreamjobs/home.asp

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    Re: Disneyland "Dream Job" Promotion/Contest

    Dang, too bad you can't be a character. I'd love to be one of those for a day. Or Tinker Bell flying down the Matterhorn during Remember... Now that's a dream job for a day!

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    Re: Disneyland "Dream Job" Promotion/Contest

    I've been thinking about entering. Free trip, get to be a jungle crusie skipper, yeah, I'd do that.

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    Re: Disneyland "Dream Job" Promotion/Contest

    What, no steam locomotive engineer positions??

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    Re: Disneyland "Dream Job" Promotion/Contest

    That's awesome!

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    Re: Disneyland "Dream Job" Promotion/Contest

    I'd love to be the janitor responsible for the Firehouse and Walt's old apartment above it.

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    Re: Disneyland "Dream Job" Promotion/Contest

    I think the recent troubles with Disney Characters are why there are no character positions.

    Parade performer??? Wasn't this something every guest could do not so long ago???


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    Re: Disneyland "Dream Job" Promotion/Contest

    At first I was excited about this contest... then I realised it was working for free for a day at a place I'll probably be working at by the end of the year.
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    Re: Disneyland "Dream Job" Promotion/Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    I think the recent troubles with Disney Characters are why there are no character positions.

    Parade performer??? Wasn't this something every guest could do not so long ago???
    Well, you have to be able to look and act the part. It's one thing if your Jungle Cruise skipper has no idea what they're supposed to be doing. It's another thing if Cinderella isn't in character.

    I think that the pirate and princess-in-waiting positions are the closest that are being offered, which will probably be just character hosting.

    I sort of hope they offer the full, complete experience of working here, though, especially for the "skipper". Getting stuck in the boat for a solid hour because you drew the short straw on lunches, having a boat full of tourists who keep standing up to take pictures and don't speak English, getting your arm wrenched out of your socket by the guest who doesn't understand the term "elbow grabber"... These are all important elements of the Jungle Cruise experience. (Well, so is figuring out what kind of mood your boat is in, but I can guarantee that the winner won't be allowed to touch the throttle or the gun.)

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    Re: Disneyland "Dream Job" Promotion/Contest

    This news was reported a few days ago in the News section: http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51699


    I think that this whole thing is a cheap and tasteless marketing gimmick.

    They can't actually hire people to staff the park, so they're giving the jobs away as if it's a prize to work at Disney? I hardly think so. I wonder how disgusted the thousands of under-paid, over-worked CMs feel about this tacky giveaway.

    Yuck.

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    Disney Dream Job

    Disney Parks and CareerBuilder.com Grant ‘Dream Job’ Opportunities

    CareerBuilder.com recently announced the results of a national consumer employment survey conducted by Harris Interactive that reveals nearly four out of five U.S. workers (84 percent) are not currently in their dream job. More than 6,000 respondents were polled, weighing in with their thoughts and insights regarding top dream job choices for different professions and regions. The announcement coincides with CareerBuilder.com's and Disney Parks' national search which will give Americans the opportunity to live out their Disney Parks "Dream Job" for a day.
    "Eighty-four percent of U.S. workers reported they are not currently in their dream jobs," said Richard Castellini, vice president, Consumer Marketing at CareerBuilder.com. "What defines a dream job is surprisingly reminiscent of childhood wishes for many workers. Workers said they want to enjoy their work experience, apply their talents and feel like they're making an impact. Having fun at work was the most important attribute of a dream job for 39 percent of workers, which heavily outweighed the 12 percent who said salary was most important."
    Key Dream Job Attributes Salary was one of the least important factors in determining a dream job. Money ranked third (12 percent) compared to having fun at work (39 percent) which topped the list, followed by making a difference in society (17 percent). Rounding out the bottom three attributes were traveling and seeing the world (5 percent) and being creative within a position (5 percent).
    Childhood Dream Jobs As children, excitement and imagination played a major role in defining career paths as most respondents polled dreamed of growing up to be a firefighter (22 percent), princess (17 percent) or professional dancer (16 percent). Tied at 14 percent were those who wanted to be a cowboy or President.
    Disney Park Dream Jobs The majority of U.S. workers surveyed thought it would be fun to work at a Disney theme park (57 percent). Most respondents dreamed of navigating the waters as a Jungle Cruise Skipper (28 percent) while others chose to take the royal route and see if the glass slipper fit as a Fantasyland Princess-in-Waiting (20 percent). Still other respondents wanted to get chills and thrills by being a Haunted Mansion Butler or Maid (19 percent).
    Where Dream Jobs Come True As Disney is traditionally the place 'Where Dreams Come True,' Disney's domestic theme parks are giving Americans the chance to live out their "Dream Jobs" in conjunction with its "Year of a Million Dreams" celebration. Interested parties 18 years and older are invited to submit their resumes online from January 24 through February 20 at www.careerbuilder.com/disneydreamjobs to win the opportunity to work at a Disney theme park for one day. Participants will be asked to showcase their most original and creative Disney resumes including why they want to work at a Disney Park, qualifications and skills for their desired position, as well as why this is their Disney Parks "Dream Job." Five finalists will be selected for each "Dream Job" by the public to win the chance to become a Jungle Cruise Skipper, Haunted Mansion Butler or Maid, Apprentice Pirate, Fantasyland Princess-in-Waiting or a Disney Park Parade Performer. Winners will receive a trip to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California in June 2007 where they will live out their dream jobs. Complete rules and regulations can be found at the above website.
    Between Walt Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim, there are approximately 80,000 Cast Members currently employed. To learn more about the several thousand permanent positions available including fun jobs such as Jungle Cruise Skipper, Parade Performer, Lost and Found Operator or Topiary Designer, please call (407) 828-1000 for Walt Disney World and (800) 766-0888 for Disneyland.
    Findings by Profession Across all professions, police and firefighters reported the highest incident of feeling they have their dream jobs (35 percent). They are followed closely by teachers (32 percent), real estate professionals (28 percent) and engineers (25 percent). Those in travel and nurses also ranked near the top at 22 percent and 18 percent respectively.
    Those professions with the least amount of workers feeling they have their dream jobs include accommodations/food services (9 percent), manufacturing (9 percent) and retail (10 percent).
    When asked what they dreamed of becoming as a child, more than half of doctors and lawyers as well as 24 percent of teachers wanted to be President. Forty-one percent of firefighters and police officers wanted to be firefighters while 33 percent of nurses and 28 percent of homemakers wanted to be professional dancers. Thirty-three percent of administrative professionals wanted to princesses while 22 percent of manufacturing workers dreamed of being cowboys.
    If given the opportunity to work at a Disney theme park for a day, the most popular dream job choice for real estate and banking/finance professionals was a Haunted Mansion Butler or Maid. Doctors and executives preferred to be Jungle Cruise Skippers while administrative professionals, nurses and homemakers preferred to be a Fantasyland Princess-in-Waiting. In addition to skippers, the most popular choice for firefighters and police officers was an Apprentice Pirate from the Caribbean while a Disney Parks Parade Performer ranked highest for those in legal services. Findings by Region/Cities
    Comparing major cities, workers living in Boston reported the highest incident of feeling they have their dream jobs (37 percent). Other cities that scored high include Sacramento (26 percent), San Francisco (23 percent), Philadelphia (22 percent), Salt Lake City (20 percent), Dallas and Portland (both 19 percent).
    Those cities with the least amount of workers feeling they have their dream jobs include San Diego (7 percent), Phoenix and Detroit (both 10 percent) and Atlanta and Miami (both 11 percent).
    When asked what they dreamed of becoming as a child, Midwesterners had the greatest number of respondents who wanted to be firefighters or cowboys. The Northeast ranked highest for want-to-be princesses and pirates while the West ranked highest for professional dancers and boat captains. The South led the regions in those who aspired to be President.
    If given the opportunity to work at a Disney theme park for a day, the most popular dream job choice for all regions is the Jungle Cruise Skipper with the Midwest reporting the highest affinity toward this position at 31 percent. Twenty-two percent of Northeasterners would like to work as a Haunted Mansion Butler or Maid while 24 percent of workers in the West would prefer to be an Apprentice Pirate. Twenty percent of Southerners would like to be a Fantasyland Princess-in-Waiting while 12 percent would like to try their hand at being a Disney Park Parade Performer. About CareerBuilder.com CareerBuilder.com is the nation's largest online job site with more than 23 million unique visitors and over 1.5 million jobs. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB), and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), the company offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers. CareerBuilder.com powers the career centers for more than 1,000 partners that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences. These include more than 150 newspapers and leading portals such as America Online and MSN. More than 250,000 employers take advantage of CareerBuilder.com's easy job postings, 19 million-plus resumes, Diversity Channel and more. Millions of job seekers visit the site every month to search for opportunities by industry, location, company and job type, sign up for automatic email job alerts, and get advice on job hunting and career management. For more information about CareerBuilder.com products and services, visit www.careerbuilder.com.
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    Re: Disneyland "Dream Job" Promotion/Contest

    Soon, Disneyland will start charging people to work for it.

    Disney has such gall.

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