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    Concerning the fur characters and the face characters not talking to each other, I find that kind of hard to believe. From what people have been saying, it sounds like the face characters almost look down on the fur characters (correct me if I'm wrong anybody), but it seems that whoever is playing the big 5 (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto) would be at the top looking down. I mean why would the guy playing Prince Charming to Sleeping Beauty think he's better than the girl that plays freaking Mickey?

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    Hey IWANNABEMINNIE---I need a job but I can only work when my 2 yr old is taking a nap....lol

    I have to admit that I have done that can-only-work thing but I would rather tell a prospective employer up front rather then waste their time and mine and get fired for calling in sick too much. Tho I can't stand employers that aren't straight up with you on hours and you think you will be working 40 in the office and they have you working 70 and running to get their dry cleaning. I am sure you are not one of them(you are too nice..;-) )
    So that is a word of advice for those applying to a job, be it the college program or the real world, ask exactly what the job entails and you will not be disgrunteled or surprised. And if the job isn't for you DONT TAKE IT-you are only wasting everyones time...find something else...yeesh

    OH and agree with above post....face characters are not what ppl go to the parks for its is Mickey and Friends...they rule...
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    I wouldn't have a problem with somebody telling me they can only work a few hours a day or a few days a week if the ad had been for a PART TIME job, but I ads are usually (okay, always) for a TEMPORARY FULL-TIME receptionist with EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, and a SELF-MOTIVATED person. This is a tax office for crying out loud! I start my day at 6:00 am and work until 9:00 or 10:00 pm, and my preparer's put in almost as many hours. NOBODY has the time to hold your hand, honey! I guess my biggest pet peeve is people who don't bother to read the ad to see what the requirements are. To me, if you can work 10 hours a day, you are worth $10 an hour (if you have the skills). If you can work 2 hours a day you are only worth $2 and hour (IF you have the skills). I think the problem is with people who only want to work when they want to work, but then dictate how much they want to make.

    But hey, if you want to work for me while the 2 year old is asleep, GREAT! We can give him Nyquill, right? JK!
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    As a side note, one of my best receptionists last year was a 17 year old Junior in High School, who was also a cheerleader. We had her schedule up front so we knew which days she would need off. She NEVER called in sick, and earned every penny of what I paid her. I had one who was a bank teller by day, but wanted an extra job because the bank had cut her hours. She sat on her backside on a chair waiting for somebody to give her something to do, didn't follow the instructions that were given to her, called in sick 3 times in the first (and last) 2 weeks she worked for me, and lost a customers $200 check. Wonder why the bank cut her hours?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esmeralda
    . I too got fired for calling in sick too much,
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    Honsetly I don't have any idea about FC and FC but I will say this. I was a Cast Member a long time ago at the Disney Store(seasonal) and lets just say Disney is a great place to love and visit but just don't work for them.

    I also agree with most if you don't like the job just quit and find some thing else. As you can tell I was seasonal. Honestly if I ever had the chance to work in the parks in any shape or fashion I wouldn't do it. I just know that would not be the job for me and tht what ppl should do before taking a job and wasting their time and others. Okay off soapbox now. LOL




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    Isnt it kind of like the guy who likes to eat donuts so he sees a great donut shop and thinks WOOOWW!! wouldnt it be great to work there. Then finds out working there is not like eating there. We all have great ideas of what Disney is because of great people who make it that way (CMs), but hey work is work its not like vacations

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    You know, I think the whole "face characters looking down on fur" thing is probably more like the "cliques" that form at any job. the other night I was watching an episode of Friends where Joey got a job as a tour guide at Ross's museum and there was this big deal where Joey wanted Ross to sit with him at lunch, but was told that the "blue blazers" (tour guides) don't sit with the "white coats" (the professors/doctors) and then the gift shop people had their own seperate table. My boyfriend was telling me it's just like that in the cafeteria at the casino where he works: he and the other dealers sit together, the custodial workers sit together, the coktail (had to misspell b/c of the dirty word editor!) waitresses, bartenders, etc. all have their own cliques. He says it's almost like the caste system. I guess it's just because you become friends with the people you work with, but can turn ugly when one group thinks they are better than another group because of pay, or job prestige. I wouldn't know about this because my jobs have consisted of retail stores, restaurants, and "office space" type call centers where everyone does about the same thing and everyone is friends (except the supervisors and managers....usually because of fraternazation policies). So it probably does happen at DW(although I'm sure it does not apply to EVERY disney character CM), just like it happens anywhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagCynic
    Concerning the fur characters and the face characters not talking to each other, I find that kind of hard to believe. From what people have been saying, it sounds like the face characters almost look down on the fur characters (correct me if I'm wrong anybody), but it seems that whoever is playing the big 5 (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto) would be at the top looking down. I mean why would the guy playing Prince Charming to Sleeping Beauty think he's better than the girl that plays freaking Mickey?
    The answer? Vanity and ego. It's like any supply and demand idea. The supply of spots is low and very specific. Plus, it's a chance to say (gasp!)
    "I'm a Disney princess!" To some, they didn't care and they still were the same. To a lot, it was an ego boost, and some of them were rather snobby. It all depends on the person and how they hold it in regards to who they are. I enjoyed fur more than the make-up bit because I didn't HAVE to talk. Many times, I would get so annoyed with guests I was glad I couldn't. Also, face gets paid about 50 cents more an hour. Not a whole lot to brag about as far as $$, but again, it comes from the whole feeling like they ARE the character for some, and that makes a few heads swell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viks
    hi, ive been reading the board the past couple of days, and dreaming of going to disney (i went as a kid, and can't wait to go again some day). I also found this article and wondered if anyone knew if it was true or not? http://writing.fsu.edu/oow/2001/disney_final.htm
    IMO, this is a very irresponsible and immature girl. I LOVED fur, and although I tried once for face (got to wear the whole Belle costume!) I enjoyed going back to fur. To be honest, I'd get more annoyed when I was scheduled "spare." That's what a lot of people liked because they sat around all day and waited to see if anyone called in sick in their height range and needed to fill their shift. This girl called in when she was fur? Immature. Making fun of a video enough to get in trouble? Sad as well. If you don't like the job, leave. Characters was an enjoyable experience for me, and although I was often a "face" character in parades as an extra dancer, I preferred fur.

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    iwannabeminnie--------nuff said.
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    Out of curiosity, does anyone have a pic of a SpectroMagic butterfly? I'd like to see the costume.
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    I went back to check if she was a dragonfly, and it looked like she was. A friend of mine was one, too, and she loved it. She said the dance combination was pretty easy, and in addition to the wings, they wear a 5 lbs. battery pack on their waists to light it up. All of the people in MSEP and Spectro who are characters or dancers with lights usually have one. It could have been a LOT worse for her because she could have been an Eeyore with a 8 lbs. mask PLUS the battery pack walking the whole time. Sorry, but this girl just whines about a lot of stuff that others would have been and were happy to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BelleGurl
    I play several face characters at WDW, and we do not look down on them.
    I think that's wonderful that you had a good head on your shoulders. However, there are still some that did and still do.

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