Check out also Seminole State College, Rolllins College, Brevard College, Polk State College, and Stetson University. They're a bit further out, but not so far that WDW day trips are out of the question. Really, any institution of higher education within a two hour drive should be good, so that should open anything from Palm Beach County to St Johns County on the east coast, Sarasota County to Levy County on the west, and Alachua County to Highlands County in the middle of the state. That's a LOT of potential, good luck.
Mate, I dont disagree with your sentiments, but school is very expensive now. There is no "just work through school bro!" anymore. I consider myself to still be young (34) but even I dont have the audacity to tell kids school is affordable now because I escaped without loans (also my parents helped me which I came to find out is not the norm).Many moons ago. There was a Time magazine article called "The Death of Equities". They were so wrong to try convince people about the ills of the market.
I was recently wondering why I never even knew about the College Program while I was an undergrad. I would have totally jumped at the chance to take a semester away from the academic hellscape and stress. I figured that maybe my university was too snooty to bring in something like a vocationally-oriented "internship" recruiter, but I guess Disney simply didn't target my school for recruiting.
That's all right -- my 7 year old niece told one of the Ugly Sisters that she wasn't ugly, she was pretty, Should I speculate about her future sexual orientation? The cast member had to "break character" to give her a hug and say thank you...I now regret opening this can of worms by mentioning that my 19 year old self found some of the female CMs pretty...
Unfortunately, as much as I empathize with those people, staying at your company is usually the worst way to get ahead. I guess I’m not really sure how it works in retail or fast food; but at least in a corporate environment, changing jobs and/or companies is the quickest and easiest way to be rewarded financially.
My story was very similar. Partied too much in college, worked dead end jobs. Until one day working a ski lift, a light bulb went off and realized this is no way I want to live the rest of my life. I buckled down, found a program of interest with great scholarships and fought my way through. Not that life has been easy since, but it takes that light bulb moment.So I want to put my two cents in here as. The general sense I get from most of us is that we’re pretty successful, well-off, and can afford to go to Disney when we wish.
In saying that, there’s been a lot of pity posts about the frontline cast members and the feeling of “why don’t they just get their life together” / “working a carnival rise isn’t a job”. But maybe I can offer you this viewpoint...there’s a bell curve to success and motivation/drive of people. If everyone were as motivated and driven as most of us are on this forum, then the bell curve would just become skinnier, but it would still be bell curve. And there would still be an average and people on the lower quartiles.
My story goes that I was a ****-up. Partied way to much in college and failed classes. I was working dead end jobs, but a switched flipped in me when I was around 26 and I decided to get my **** together. I’m now 32 and pretty much everyday since then I’ve worked and grinder my butt off and I have a job that pays well and one that I like.
My frustration until recently was similar to CaptainAmerica’s. I would see people “wasting their lives” like I was. And knowing how easy it is to change, just that it requires a lot of hard work.
But reading through all these posts, you can’t force or change anyone to do anything. Seeing people perform below their potential frustrates me...it does. But in the end, it’s up to them to change. Just be happy that most of us seem to be on the upper end of the success bell curve.
Paying off loan debt faster? , go to a public university rather than private. Less loans to pay off. Feeling adventurous and want to serve your country? Go the ROTC route and free college. I worked through school, winter , summer break and didn't make excuses and put on my big boy pants. I'm glad I took investing classes in school and started early.
Well, it is technically a job. But it isn't a profession, and therein lies the difference.In saying that, there’s been a lot of pity posts about the frontline cast members and the feeling of “why don’t they just get their life together” / “working a carnival ride isn’t a job”. But maybe I can offer you this viewpoint...there’s a bell curve to success and motivation/drive of people. If everyone were as motivated and driven as most of us are on this forum, then the bell curve would just become skinnier, but it would still be bell curve. And there would still be an average and people on the lower quartiles.
But being miserable and poor is? Ok... *rolleyes*
hey @mkt , @BigThunderMatt - sorry you were just the ones that make up the lower side of 'average' according to Nelson here... sorry you lost the lotto
Sorry NelsonRD - not all companies are great places to work. Employees need to learn to spot the tells and cut and run. Not just hope if they grind it out... somehow the tigger will change it's stripes.
I assume your daughter is a compassionate person. Some of the stepsisters are also friends with princesses; it’s all about the makeup.That's all right -- my 7 year old niece told one of the Ugly Sisters that she wasn't ugly, she was pretty, Should I speculate about her future sexual orientation? The cast member had to "break character" to give her a hug and say thank you...
Which got me thinking... I'm guessing Disney employs a small army of skilled technicians and tradesmen to keep the rides running and/or fix/trouble-shoot breakdowns, and I imagine these guys make a fairly decent salary. Does experience as a front-line CM ever lead to learning these trades and coming back at a higher salary? I would think this could offer a way forward for the otherwise dead-end service jobs.
Considering they finally used him for awful, headache-inducing crap in DisneyQuest...yes.How many rejection letters from Disney did Randy Pausch get? Taking your advice, he should have just quit right?
Can we officially rename this thread “life stories of people who have nothing better to do than post their life story on a Disney fan page and pretend their life is better than the average Disney CM?”
But again.. its like "oh I work show lighting..." and they think its great - but they are still getting paid like crap compared to people working elsewhere.