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MySmallWorldof4

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I'm guessing this may not be a long term thing, but B got a job today. 💓

It was actually a place where he interviewed several weeks ago, not sure if I mentioned it. It's a local restaurant with a bar that happens to be connected to the hotel where I have participated as a dealer in a record shows.

A headhunter sent him there back then; and he interviewed with a young guy, never heard back.

The headhunter called him back last night wondering what was up because the owner still needed someone. Brian immediately called the owner and set up an interview for this morning. This was the first time they met. The interview was brief, and he was hired.

The twist: the guy who interviewed him first may be on the chopping block. That guy "lost" B's paperwork. He knows something is up, and the owner suggested Brian "lay low" in the beginning. Great - more drama.

🤨

Seems like the other guy may be training his replacement. The owner opened a second location (more "upscale," I think he said, in Miami) and is spending a lot of time there.

He is starting tomorrow. One good thing is they close at 11 or midnight most nights rather than 2am, and 1am on weekends.

Starting salary is decent, not outstanding, but steady work, at least what he was making at the stadium before the July promotion. But supposedly a $5K raise after 90 days, and a shot at a bonus if they hit their projected numbers. I don't know details of any benefits yet (presuming there are benefits, he'll find out tomorrow.) Fairly significant downside: it's 6 days a week, and I don't know how long those days are expected to be. ETA: Honestly, I think that's the main thing that's keeping me from sounding more excited in this post lol.

Regardless, we're grateful to stop the bleeding, it's been a full 2 months now. He can always keep looking while working, but for all we know, it could take another 2 months or longer to find something viable. So this is a big relief for both of us.
Congratulations! I hope this works out, and at least be something of a bridge towards finding a better position elsewhere.
 

MySmallWorldof4

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This is actually the "modern" look that many express hotels have started to change to in the late 2010's towards the 2020's.
No more rugs. Flood paneling, a big contrast of whites and dark woods.
I've seen a few hotels in Mexico City and Cancun moving to this style.
Yes, I have seen the same look which is why I said it doesn’t set Disney apart now from those hotels. I am fine with that look elsewhere, although I have seen more artwork and splashes of color on walls at other hotels. It is just missing something for me.
 

Rista1313

Well-Known Member
I'm guessing this may not be a long term thing, but B got a job today. 💓

It was actually a place where he interviewed several weeks ago, not sure if I mentioned it. It's a local restaurant with a bar that happens to be connected to the hotel where I have participated as a dealer in a record shows.

A headhunter sent him there back then; and he interviewed with a young guy, never heard back.

The headhunter called him back last night wondering what was up because the owner still needed someone. Brian immediately called the owner and set up an interview for this morning. This was the first time they met. The interview was brief, and he was hired.

The twist: the guy who interviewed him first may be on the chopping block. That guy "lost" B's paperwork. He knows something is up, and the owner suggested Brian "lay low" in the beginning. Great - more drama.

🤨

Seems like the other guy may be training his replacement. The owner opened a second location (more "upscale," I think he said, in Miami) and is spending a lot of time there.

He is starting tomorrow. One good thing is they close at 11 or midnight most nights rather than 2am, and 1am on weekends.

Starting salary is decent, not outstanding, but steady work, at least what he was making at the stadium before the July promotion. But supposedly a $5K raise after 90 days, and a shot at a bonus if they hit their projected numbers. I don't know details of any benefits yet (presuming there are benefits, he'll find out tomorrow.) Fairly significant downside: it's 6 days a week, and I don't know how long those days are expected to be. ETA: Honestly, I think that's the main thing that's keeping me from sounding more excited in this post lol.

Regardless, we're grateful to stop the bleeding, it's been a full 2 months now. He can always keep looking while working, but for all we know, it could take another 2 months or longer to find something viable. So this is a big relief for both of us.
Congrats on him getting a new job... even if it might only be temporary and drama filled, at least it will lighten the burden a bit.... stress can do bad things!
 

MinnieM123

Well-Known Member
I'm guessing this may not be a long term thing, but B got a job today. 💓

It was actually a place where he interviewed several weeks ago, not sure if I mentioned it. It's a local restaurant with a bar that happens to be connected to the hotel where I have participated as a dealer in a record shows.

A headhunter sent him there back then; and he interviewed with a young guy, never heard back.

The headhunter called him back last night wondering what was up because the owner still needed someone. Brian immediately called the owner and set up an interview for this morning. This was the first time they met. The interview was brief, and he was hired.

The twist: the guy who interviewed him first may be on the chopping block. That guy "lost" B's paperwork. He knows something is up, and the owner suggested Brian "lay low" in the beginning. Great - more drama.

🤨

Seems like the other guy may be training his replacement. The owner opened a second location (more "upscale," I think he said, in Miami) and is spending a lot of time there.

He is starting tomorrow. One good thing is they close at 11 or midnight most nights rather than 2am, and 1am on weekends.

Starting salary is decent, not outstanding, but steady work, at least what he was making at the stadium before the July promotion. But supposedly a $5K raise after 90 days, and a shot at a bonus if they hit their projected numbers. I don't know details of any benefits yet (presuming there are benefits, he'll find out tomorrow.) Fairly significant downside: it's 6 days a week, and I don't know how long those days are expected to be. ETA: Honestly, I think that's the main thing that's keeping me from sounding more excited in this post lol.

Regardless, we're grateful to stop the bleeding, it's been a full 2 months now. He can always keep looking while working, but for all we know, it could take another 2 months or longer to find something viable. So this is a big relief for both of us.
Overall, I think this sounds very positive for B! Congrats to him, and I know he'll do a good job, considering his background experience. Nice also, that it's not too far from home, either. (Commuting always adds to the length of the work day. )

Even if it's 6 days, perhaps down the road when he's really established there, he can perhaps trim back a smidge -- even 5 1/2 days, for example. He'll get to know his staff, and who would pitch in for him. That person could make a little more money, on those days. Just a thought, but I do know that getting the job is the main step in the right direction. Happy for him (and you, too, Mr. Tony!!!) :):)

P.S.: Sometimes when a job appears to be short term, it often turns into long-term. I've witnessed this many times in my years of working. They bring someone in who turns out to be an asset, and then they "find" the money to continue to keep the person on long-term. Hang in there.
 

MinnieM123

Well-Known Member
This is actually the "modern" look that many express hotels have started to change to in the late 2010's towards the 2020's.
No more rugs. Flood paneling, a big contrast of whites and dark woods.
I've seen a few hotels in Mexico City and Cancun moving to this style.
Minimalist isn't horrible, but it's not that difficult for the designers to add at least one touch of color to "warm" up the guest room -- making it more inviting. (Example of more welcoming room below --stock photo below from Bing) --

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StarWarsGirl

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Ok. Recommendation. If you are ever blessed with the opportunity to go to Typhoon at night....GO!!!!!

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I will post more on the Dorian as not to clog this place

We went a few years ago for a DVC event. It was awesome.

We went to one of the DVC nights at MK this year. It was FANTASTIC. Five minute wait for Space Mountain. Special fireworks. It was so, so great.
 

MinnieM123

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How is it that if you find a brand of clothing that you like, that not everything in that brand fits the same? I measure according to the size charts, and a few things I bought were too big, and I had to mail them back. But, 4 months ago, I bought a few things and those were too small, so I went up a size. Now, the "up" size is too big on a few things, I just bought last week.

No, I didn't lose any weight. I hate clothes buying--frustrating. :banghead: (I supposed the post office and UPS both appreciate my business though . . . :facepalm: )
 

ajrwdwgirl

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How is it that if you find a brand of clothing that you like, that not everything in that brand fits the same? I measure according to the size charts, and a few things I bought were too big, and I had to mail them back. But, 4 months ago, I bought a few things and those were too small, so I went up a size. Now, the "up" size is too big on a few things, I just bought last week.

No, I didn't lose any weight. I hate clothes buying--frustrating. :banghead: (I supposed the post office and UPS both appreciate my business though . . . :facepalm: )
I feel your frustration. I wish I was as talented as @figmentfan423 and I could make my own clothes and avoid that frustration. With that being said, either this weekend or next I am going shopping for some new pants and I'm not looking forward to it.
 

MySmallWorldof4

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How is it that if you find a brand of clothing that you like, that not everything in that brand fits the same? I measure according to the size charts, and a few things I bought were too big, and I had to mail them back. But, 4 months ago, I bought a few things and those were too small, so I went up a size. Now, the "up" size is too big on a few things, I just bought last week.

No, I didn't lose any weight. I hate clothes buying--frustrating. :banghead: (I supposed the post office and UPS both appreciate my business though . . . :facepalm: )
I always wonder about why you may order a specific style from the same company and why one size one year will fit, and the next year it doesn’t. Maybe they change the company that produces the clothing?
 
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