Thought this press release was interesting: http://www.disneylandnews.com/articl...article_id=206
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.
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).
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 virtual 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.
I bet salary would be a bigger issue for people if they really knew the wages the Disneyland Resort gives its CMs.
And a sweepstakes to work for a day? In a theme park? Really?
I'd work for a day at Google. Or Apple, Inc. Or Imagineering.
But really. A job at Disneyland for a day. Really? There are so many better things to do for a day, like just going to the park... not working at the park!