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