I think I’m emotionally constipated because I haven’t given a shit in months
I think that Concierge and Hospitality are the two hardest roles to get. My major is hospitality and I was still nervous about getting concierge or hospitality. I did have some hotel experience, but really none at all (I only worked there for a month,the management was really bad). I only checked off four roles: concierge, hospitality, FSFB, and vacation planner. My interviewer was really nice and talked about her hospitality experience in the values. I ended up getting accepted in 6 days of my interview too.
So I would try to have back up roles if you really just want to end up back at Disney and hope to get transferred into hotels after your program.
And the fact that you’re sending this through an anonymous hate message says so much about you.
It was my job and future on the line. I would not have been able to do another College Program ever again, my reputation with the company would be tarnished forever, and I would be terminated due to somebody else’s actions.
If I had been the one drinking in the apartment then sure I’d have a valid reason to get terminated, but it was my roommate who went down to do the program to drink, party, and meet guys rather than work for the company.
I graduated from college with a degree in hospitality and tourism so that I could work for Disney. I would not be going back this August if my roommate had gotten me termed.
If you think that I’m a stupid bitch and an unpleasant person to deal with that is you’re opinion. I have never in my life has someone tell that to me. And you’re not even telling me to my face, you’re hiding behind a wall, anon.
How is NOT REPORTING IT taking the “bigger route?”
Technically I’m not supposed to talk about it but I always told the students at send off parties what happened with my situation as a forewarning of what could happen to them.
So I was 18 turning 19 on the program and was hoping to make Disney my career when I graduated college so I didn’t want anyone to ruin my chances moving forward in the company. From the start I never really clicked with my roommates, we were friendly to one another but we never hung out in or out of the apartment really. One night I came home from work around 1 am and there were some guys over the apartment from Chatham (so that’s one rule broken already) and they were making daiquiris and I just went to bed because I had to get up early in the morning I think. The next day I come home from grocery shopping and open up the freezer and see the bottle of Captain hanging out in there. I asked all my friends what to do about it and they told me to go to security.
So my friend came over because I was going over to her apartment after for a little family dinner and she walked over to security with me to write my statement. I walked into the security booth and the guards asked me if my apartment was Wellness (under 21/no alcohol allowed) and I showed my complex ID with the giant, bright red UNDER 21 across the front. They had me fill out the statement and fortunately I was able to fill it out anonymously. What that means is that my roommates never knew it was because of me that security came to the apartment.
About an hour later I get calls and texts from my roommate that security is at our apartment because “our fridge was leaking into the apartment below us.” So the guards opened up the fridge and found the bottle and then because of that they did an apartment search to find any other bottles. I came home later and my bed was out from the wall, drawers were open, everything was just not where I left it. And apparently my other two roommates had bottles hidden in their room but the security guards never found those…
Next morning we get a loud bang on the door to go down to the security building and fill out statements of what happened the day before and later we had a housing meeting over at the Commons. There they pulled us all in individually to ask us what happened and if anyone confessed. One of my roommates ended up getting termed, she wasn’t a right fit for the company anyway. She was there to party and not to gain the experience like I was.
So just so everyone knows you are always in control if you’re in a wellness apartment and you find out your roommates are keeping alcohol in the apartment. Security will always be on your side if you’re the one to come forward.
1 Name: Molly
2 Age: 21 (18/19 when I did the program)
3 When did you do the college program? Fall 2010
4 Did you live in Vista Way or Chatham Square or Patterson? Patterson Court 13303
5 Did you get along with all of your roommates? Not at all. One month in I got one of them termed for alcohol and just never clicked with any of them.
6 Who was your favorite roommate? Didn’t really have a favorite…
7 Where did you work? World of Disney in Downtown Disney
8 Were you good at your role? I’d like to think so. I never had any issues with managers or cast members
9 Best thing about working there? The CPs I worked with and the friends I made.
10 Worst thing about working there? Humidity and the CP bus system.
11 Who was your favorite manager? TIM!
12 Were you friends with your coworkers? Yes!
13 Who was your closest coworker friend? Cara!
14 Did you have a crush on any of your coworkers? ahah . yes.
15 Was there anyone you would have liked to hook up with/date? yep.
16 Ever had a guest get mad at you? Not really that I can recall. People would get annoyed at prices but there wasn’t anything that I could do about that.
17 Ever get a reprimand? Yes, an attendance for calling out 4 times within 30 days… but I still was able to go seasonal after my program!
18 Park: EPCOT and Magic Kingdom
19 Parade: eh I guess MSEP but I prefer Spectro
20 Hollywood Studios show: Fantasmic
21 Disney Character: Belle
22 Land in the Magic Kingdom: Main Street USA
23 Country in the World Showcase: America, I have a soft spot for The American Adventure
24 Your top 5 favorite attractions:
Did You Ever:
25 Eat at the Sci Fi Dine in Theater: Not during my program.
26 Go on the Carousel of Progress: Yes. My friend and I rode it 10 times in a row one day.
27 Ride the Tomorrowland Transit Authority: Yes.
28 Eat a Turkey Leg? Not on the program.
29 Figure out what the Splash Mountain song is really saying: Yeah!
30 Take any Disney classes: Yes, Human Resource Management, I got credit at school for taking it.
31 Take the bus: Yeah… not very convenient at all.
32 Ever seen someone famous: Not while working, but I saw the Candlelight with Jodi Benson and Brad Garrett
33 Do something you weren’t supposed to do on a ride: Nope.
34 Would you ever consider moving to Orlando? Planing on it in a few months.
35 Would you ever do another College Program? Yes, Fall 2013 Concierge!
36 Would you ever do a Professional Internship? Yes, I’ll be applying next round again.
37 Are you a campus rep? Yep, easiest way to stay a cast member.
38 Are you glad you did the program? YES! So worth it!