Saturday, March 19, 2011

Working for the mouse

Soo sorry i have not written is sooo long. Been busy and yes a little lazy. This post is going to focus on the "mouse" part of the blog.
   One of the main questions i get asked alot is "how do you like working at Disney?"  I usually respond with "Love it" which is true for the most part. Disney is a fantastic place to work. I love what Disney stands for and i love the postivie atmosphere. I mean where else can you go to work and get paid to blow bubbles, sprinkle a princess (or prince) with pixie dust or even go on a giant hunt. Each day brings new adventures and i do truly love it.
   Not to mention landing this job has been so benefical to me i used to be super shy and even though i'm still struggling with that. Disney has brought me out of my shell and giving me a new confidence in myself. I have made some wonderful friends at work and look foward to seeing my co-workers at work. We know how to have fun and that makes it enjoyable. Add all of that too the perks we get as cast members like free admission and discounts and i say its a pretty great job.

However like any job its not all fun and games there are some bad days and some hard parts. One of the biggest ones and really this goes for any job where you work with the public people can be downright rude especially when their dream vacation isn't going exactly as planned. You tend to get blamed a lot for things that you have nothing to do with and sometimes you have to accept that there is absolulty nothing you can do to change someones mood no matter how hard you try. I often think of my job description as to just make people happy which is so much fun but its also not possible some people honestly choose to be angry or upset and they want to make sure everyone else knows it. I have definitly had my share of upset less than diserable guests.
   So a little thing to keep in mind next time your at a store or restraunt or wherever take the time out to smile and say thank you or even just HI i can't tell you how many guests don't say nothing to indicate that they are talking to a human. and it makes a differnece. and also this is from personal experince you are more likely to get helped if your nice. Example if you come up to me and start yelling at me or blaming me for something that happened and being rude i will do what i have to to make you settle down but i will not go out of my way to help you. However if you have a problem and leave blame out of your explanation and are nice about it (which i know can be hard but remember alot of times its either an innocent mistake or the person your complaining to had nothing to do with it its very rare that an employee no matter where they work is going to intentionally be mean to you)  then i will do absolutly everything in my power to make sure the problem is resolved and compensated for and make sure you leave happy.

So to answer the question i do truly love my job and plan on spending several more years with the Disney company. i just wish (and this will be the case anywhere you work with public) that some people remember their manners :D

May the force be with you all and thanks for reading


  1. That is cool! I was wondering about the mouse part of your blog....makes perfect sense now! I should have been thinking! ;)

  2. haha sorry i should have made that a little more clear. Thanks for reading and following

  3. OH MY GOSH. I just got the Mouse part. :P I LOOOOVE Disney world. :) I'm a fellow Floridian, and I have been to disney well over a thousand times. ;) My mom used to work at Disney World, and someday, I want to work there too. :) I REALLY want to work at Disney. I SOOOOO understand what you mean by people forgetting their manners in Disney. I have had many experiences with that. Tis the reason why whenever my family goes, we make sure to be extra kind to the Cast Members, who are always so kind to us. ;) I'll be in Disney for Star Wars Weekends, and again in July! :) I'm so excited to go back. ;) Great blog!!! :) I'm glad you're back. I know how busy we can get. :P I've been REALLY busy too. Thanks for following my blog!!! :D

    Jedi~Chick <333

  4. Awsome i am also going to starwar weekends all four weekends and can't wait. Disney is an awsome place to work and alot of guests are really nice too but sadly its the rude ones that stick with you. thanks for following my blog and commenting and may the force be with you :D

  5. I knew what the mouse part ment. ;)

    I really hope to visit Walt Disney World one day. Maybe even work there too! ;P

    -Leia <3

  6. Sounds like a lot of fun! I totally agree about manners! My family always tries to be nice to people in public places (it's not hard when you live in the south, but when we lived in Indianna, the people were so rude that it made us want to be rude)

  7. I don't think you can avoid rude people anywhere, but it's got to be hard with all the tourists. Maybe you should tell some stories on this blog :P. Are you going to be working during Star Wars Weekend?

  8. Maybe JediChick will see you when she goes! That would be cool.

  9. @Dutchess satine- I noticed that to it seems those in the south tend to be a lot better with manners than those in the north of course thats not true for all i have met some rude southerners and very nice northerners but at the risk of generalizing southerns seem to have better manners.

    @Amaranthine- Very true no matter where you go you will meet rude people its a fact of life and i got to say at work it does keep things interesting some things people complain about you can't help but laugh ( i will have to post some of the crazy stories) and i think it would be awsome too if me and jedichick saw each other :D and to answer your question no i won't be working star war weekends i work at magic kingdom anyway (merchandise) so its not really affected by starwar weekends (except you see tons of people with starwars shirts and some awsome conversations) i work during the week to make sure i am completly off during starwar weekends last year i was schedueled to work during the weekends but took off all four weeks to go to starwar weekneds and picked up shifts during the week

    Thanks everyone for reading and following and may the force be with you

  10. That is so cool that you work in Disney!!! Ohmygoodness, I'd LOOOVE to meet you! :D That would be so awesome! LOL! EEEE, you work in Magic Kingdom!!! I'll be going there in July! We're going to a Disney YES program, for learning about Animation in Hollywood Studios. We're going to stay for a few days and go to Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and probably Animal Kingdom (or epcot, we haven't decided yet). ;) Maybe I'll see you there!!!!! :DDD Also, that's so awesome you get to go to all four weekends of SWW. I'm going to the second weekend I believe. :) I've decided that I'm going to work in Disney one day....just like you and my mom!! :D LOL! My mom worked in Downtown Disney, when it was still called The Villiage. :P I can't wait till i'm old enough to work there!
    Leia: You'd love it!!!!!! :D

    LOL, sorry for such a long comment, Disney gets me going. XD :D

  11. Thanks for sharing, you have an interesting job:)

  12. Thats so awsome maybe i will see you there jedi~chick is this your first time going to starwar weekends if so you are in for a huge treat its so much fun i can't get enough of it whcih is why we go all four weekends i have so much to do before going though i can't beleive its less than 2 months away.

    Toyin thanks for commenting disney is definitly a interesting job everyday is a new expreince but its so much fun

    Thanks to all for reading and commenting

  13. :D I went last year, but I didn't get to stay that long because my sister got sick and we had to leave. I did get to meet Ashley Eckstien there, but I was trying not to cry because my sister was miserable and sick, so I didn't get to stay and neither did she. I was upset because she was the one who wanted to go, and I only tagged along because I loved the OT a few weeks earlier. Now though, I'm going to stay the whole day and have a TON of fun!!!!!! I really hope I can meet you, that would be AWESOME!!!!!! :DD

  14. aww that stinks but its a good thing your able to go this year i'm sure you will love it is so much fun there is so much to do i can't wait i can't beleive its only 50 days away (when are you going). I agree it would be so awsome to meet you hope to see you there now i just have to get my jedi cosutme ready

  15. ;) Yay!!! I'm counting down too. ;) I'll be wearing either my Jedi Costume, or my Her Universe shirt. :D I can't decide....
    I'm sure it'll be well worth the wait. I can't believe its so soon!! :) I miss Disney World SOOOO much right now. It's almost like a second home....:P LOL!


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