..But we never saw teary Social Media from ride operators or churro girls or turnstile attendants. Only the professional actors seem to have put that kind of stuff up on their Social Media. Don't forget to Like and Subscribe!..
Well, I obviously can't speak for "we". If you haven't seen it, then you haven't seen it but just because you haven't seen it doesn't mean it's not there. You may just not be looking in the right areas or be connected to people who care enough. Like I said, it's not going to be the case for every churro cart CM or stage hand working at the resort. But of course someone whose working towards a career in the field of theatre and acting is going to try and have more of a visible social media presence. Frankly, their entire career is staked on making sure they get as much exposure as possible. Of course you're going to see their tear-y eyed farewell post on Instagram before you see the churro cart CM's. You wouldn't, unless you were connected to their inner circle or family of co-workers.
But I'm still Facebook friends with a lot of my old New Orleans Square/Critter Country co-workers because they were my work family for 5 years of my life. I see their emotions on display when things like this happen to them and by extension, to those around them who were working at the resort. I've had heartbreaking discussions with (now) former CMs who were let go. Some of which had been mistreated or unhappy in their former occupations and had finally found some sense of purpose/mental-well being who were devastated that they'd now have to return to what they did before because they were only thing hiring. Over this past year I've seen everything from tears from low level CMs losing their jobs or co-workers to COVID, to now finally, posts and messages of celebration from those who managed to hang on about their impending return.
It's happened with all sorts of jobs, not just Disney. -and yes, it's happened well before COVID. I studied for 5 years of my life for a career that myself and others were finally able to obtain, worked it for 2 years, then had everything "violently" ripped away when the studio decided to close down and move out of country. No one got any work done that day. Lots of people were crying and emotions were high. That's normal. If you care. Like, at all. I'm sorry if you've never had a career you've cared enough about to realize that. Or maybe you've just been blessed enough to not have it happen to you. Not everyone can have that experience.
But if you're working at the resort as a Guest Control CM (for example), battling waves of crowds with a smile on your face, a manager hanging out in their cushy upstairs cubicle above the River Belle Terrace wouldn't get to tell you that you're important piece of the resort and that you should behave a certain way/up to a certain standard one day, then let you know after you're let go due to COVID that whatever emotions you might be feeling are overly dramatic or cringe-worthy.
So why should you? Especially if you're demanding a certain level out of them. Instead of thinking inwardly about how you feel the way other people should or shouldn't be acting, try thinking about them and about they way they feel.