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    1,400 eliminated at WDW

    Local Channel 6 news reporting that as many as 1,400 backstage jobs have been eliminated at WDW this week as the company continues to streamline operations to save money in the current state of the economy.

    Oh well.. not a good time to plan moving to FL just to pursue that long held dream of working for the Mouse.

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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    Eep!That was the first thought that went through my head. Guess my dream of working at WDW won't be coming true for a while.

    Those poor people.




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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    This is terrible news.


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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    I just read 300 also in Anaheim!

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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    Thats awful!

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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    Yikes.
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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    Man, I bet you a lot of those backstage job layoffs were in Costuming. They seemed a little understaffed when I worked down there in fall 07. Imagine how much they would be understaffed now. This can really hurt shows, parades, and character greets if you dont have enough efficient people working in that department.
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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    Disney layoffs total 1,900 - Orlando Business Journal:


    Looks like some were open positions and all were salary spots.

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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    Quote Originally Posted by draybook View Post
    Disney layoffs total 1,900 - Orlando Business Journal:


    Looks like some were open positions and all were salary spots.
    Not true, I know of many hourly backstage folks who were axed as well.

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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    that was pretty bad...
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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    Quote Originally Posted by ecdlanddude View Post
    Not true, I know of many hourly backstage folks who were axed as well.
    Office and Technical, but not hourly. Difference? Because both are really hourly, Office and Tech is more like your secretarily (is that real word???) positions. Your schedulers working in the various labor offices would also qualify. But wow.... 1400? ouch. phew. It certainly felt like more then 500

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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    scary
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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    and of course the big news that Jay Rasulo, Bob Iger and the rest of the executive team have decided to take paycuts and forgo their bonuses this year. Oh wait, April Fool's Day is over. If any of those "leaders" really had a soul the whole situation would have been handled differently. The Hapiest Place on Earth is not a place where you are randomly plucked out of your office and handed a cardboard box. There is no heart in Disney, they do not care about the "guests" or cast members. It has not been a "family" for quite some years, everything is smoke and mirrors.

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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    This is really sad, just goes to show that no company, no matter how successful, is immune from what's going on with the global economy.

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    Re: 1,400 eliminated at WDW

    1400! oh
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