On layoffs, very bad attendance, and Iger's legacy being one of disgrace

TrainChasers

Well-Known Member
Yes, Oct 1 is coming.

Also, Oct 1 is not the start of the new fiscal year. October 4, 2020 is.

At least according to one financial document of Disney's.

A Forbes article says it starts Sept 17.

Anyhoo... Oct 1 isn't D-Day.

The GF Orchestra has their last day on Oct 3, which is telling.

Telling that if massive layoffs are coming to jibe with the new fiscal year, they should have already been announced.
But the GF Orchestra was in a weird space. They had been brought back to work, so they needed 2 week notice correct? I’m guessing anybody who is currently furloughed should be pretty concerned about October 4.

Maybe I’m reading too much into that. We don’t have long to find out for sure.
 

Lilofan

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Yes, Oct 1 is coming.

Also, Oct 1 is not the start of the new fiscal year. October 4, 2020 is.

At least according to one financial document of Disney's.

A Forbes article says it starts Sept 17.

Anyhoo... Oct 1 isn't D-Day.

The GF Orchestra has their last day on Oct 3, which is telling.

Telling that if massive layoffs are coming to jibe with the new fiscal year, they should have already been announced.
I think WDW did the proper thing by telling the GF orchestra that had been performing for 32 years to guests in advance of their job loss. Other companies just bring you to HR, the impacted staff member pack up their things and leave immediately. That's going to be a tearful last show for the GF orchestra on Oct 3 at DHS.
 

JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
Yes, Oct 1 is coming.

Also, Oct 1 is not the start of the new fiscal year. October 4, 2020 is.

At least according to one financial document of Disney's.

A Forbes article says it starts Sept 17.

Anyhoo... Oct 1 isn't D-Day.

The GF Orchestra has their last day on Oct 3, which is telling.

Telling that if massive layoffs are coming to jibe with the new fiscal year, they should have already been announced.
The significance of Oct. 1 is that companies with PPP "loans" have to keep people employed through Sept 30 to be eligible for loan forgiveness. Nothing to keep them from slashing costs and laying off now.... Look for the surge in unemployment numbers the first week of October
 

jmuboy

Well-Known Member
The significance of Oct. 1 is that companies with PPP "loans" have to keep people employed through Sept 30 to be eligible for loan forgiveness. Nothing to keep them from slashing costs and laying off now.... Look for the surge in unemployment numbers the first week of October
While I DISAGREE with what WDW is doing here and yet again taking another step towards making their "resorts" just glorified hotels with a Disney name - a note on the comment above. Disney does not qualify for any of the PPP loans.
 

JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
While I DISAGREE with what WDW is doing here and yet again taking another step towards making their "resorts" just glorified hotels with a Disney name - a note on the comment above. Disney does not qualify for any of the PPP loans.
I agree they didn't take the money. Many others in the area did so that top unemployed rate Orlando enjoys is going to grow and continue which is a tough place to leave Disney for.
 

Jrb1979

Well-Known Member
While I DISAGREE with what WDW is doing here and yet again taking another step towards making their "resorts" just glorified hotels with a Disney name - a note on the comment above. Disney does not qualify for any of the PPP loans.
I agree with what you said. IMO the worst part is how much Disney fans accept it. I see many posts on Disney fans being upset at more things taken away and yet they come back for more.
 

Lilofan

Well-Known Member
There is a very interesting thread relevant to this started within the last hour over on reddit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/orlando/comments/j0qw6q
It’s early in the discussion there and more responses continue to be coming in, but so far ‘lack of communication’ and ‘rumors of more layoffs soon’ are dominant themes.
The stories the many cast members still on furlough are very sad to read.
 

Ldno

Active Member
The axe is falling indeed on all markets.

This morning my girlfriend’s flight got cancelled for December out of the blue. Then removed booking Wednesdays alltogether because of a “government” decision, the reduced flights leaving will make her have a 12 hour layover at an airport, thank goodness her reservation window for dining/stuff is not set in stone, because it was easy to move the reservations for the parks a day and she still has some time.

Can you imagine if airlines did this a month closer to the flight? She would had been out of luck With the reservation system at the parks if they were sold out.

My question is does Magical Express run 24/7? She gets there right at 5am...
 
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