[QUOTE=MarieKitteh;1031441]I actually denied the position and I won’t be going…I worked at Steak 'n Shake for a good 3 years in high school and there is just no way that I could survive 6 months of that again, even if it is in Disney World. I had no idea that quick service could lead you to full service though…I may have toughed it out if I had known that. But good luck with the program! I hope you have a blast![/QUOTE]
That’s a bummer that you declined the program even though you were selected for food service, albeit not your first choice. It really is what you make of it.
We just as a family went to Disney and our celebration was my niece’s first visit. We ate lunch at Columbia Harbor House. You’re right there are a lot of students working in there, but all in all they didn’t look nearly as miserable as you would think. Let’s be honest, although the outfits are in the period, they’re absolutely ridiculous, the skirts are long, their sleeves are long, and they have to wear a big puffy hat. It’s FL and it’s hot!
We were on the dining plan so we got a dessert with our food anyway, but a young girl walked over saw our niece and asked if she wanted a chocolate cake. You honestly would have thought you’d just given my niece the Golden Ticket to the Wonka Factory! My niece who’s 2 said tank you, smiled, and it made this young ladies day. We were go grateful to her as well and thanked her graciously.
Not only did she make my niece’s day she made our day as well. We have the greatest pictures of her with chocolate cake all over her face.
This young lady could have been absolutely miserable, ticked off that she was refilling mustard and ketchup! We never would have known, she was so delighted to help us out. Maybe she didn’t get the position she wanted but she really made the best of it.
On top of the experience itself working at Disney, learning their traditions, and knowing all about their fantastic customer service looks awesome on a resume. Not only does it look awesome on a resume but employers will specifically ask you about it in an interview.
My sister currently lives in DC and has been applying for internships and jobs and has specifically had potential employers ask her about her time at Disney. I’m her personal reference and they’ve even asked me about it. Disney is a highly respected corporation by other companies.
Additionally, the free classes, that can count as college credits, that Disney offers you are absolutely invaluable. Management courses, tours of back stage areas that only employees can see, etc.