Thread regarding Disney layoffs

Let's talk DPEP to Florida

I'm an employee at DPEP and I have a very bad feeling I'm going to be given the choice between keeping my job and moving across the company, or staying here but saying goodbye to TWDC.

I've never had a reason to leave until now. I have nothing in FL. As silly as it is, I don't wanna be away from DLR even though I don't work there. But basically if you aren't working on DLR directly or maybe int'l parks...you're included.

I'm very close to 10 years, a personal goal of mine. But if I decline, I have a feeling I'll be axed just before I hit the mark. I'm told you have 90 days to decide once HR ropes you in, and then however long it takes until the end of 2022 to move.

Obviously this is so Disney can save money. NO doubt they're counting on a lot of CMs to say goodbye.

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Post ID: @OP+1bSm3tdv

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Well most imagineers have been asked to move today...I think the location of the work campus isn't an issue

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Post ID: @Jjua+1bSm3tdv

Lake Nona is just okay. Orlando would not “acceptable” to most Imagineers, etc. I would guess many would head to Winter Park, Windermere or Windermere, being that they are so cool.

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Post ID: @Jdnx+1bSm3tdv

I've been told to relocate. Don't know if I will or not and supposedly a recruiter will help people find other roles within the company, but I wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket here.

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Post ID: @Epkx+1bSm3tdv

Some of us have been approached this week and told we either do or don't have to move. Wish I knew when to expect a call with HR or when it's going to stop. The Nov 1st date is so far away and I think HR is trying to get it all done ASAP. Waiting sucks because it gives me false hope that i'm okay.

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Post ID: @xoan+1bSm3tdv

@busx+1bSm3tdv

Nothing thankfully yet. I have ups and downs. I think only the main Consumer Products people have been approached - those actually designing products, the packaging, and illustration teams. Don't quote me on that though.

Somebody in a chat channel said they saw some webinar that didn't have any new info but mostly date clarification and that "it could be up to the end of august before everyone who will be moving has been notified." So maybe that's good, like a sooner rather than later approach so we don't sit in turmoil. Otherwise November is along ways away.

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Post ID: @4dwp+1bSm3tdv

Any updates on your end? I know a few WDI partners have already received their 90 day notice, but it’s been absolutely quiet at Consumer Products.

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Post ID: @busx+1bSm3tdv

@3zky+1bSm3tdv

Burbank will likely be unaffected as this is for Parks/Experiences/Products CMs. Anybody in Burbank is probably with animation or studio or Disney corporate. Most of these CMs are Glendale like WDI and DCP. The word is that TWDC/HR doesn't care about the fact that we've been working remotely for 1.5 years at all. You're expected to move or say farewell.

The big insult is that they CAN work remotely...if they can drive into the office if needed. Which as we can all guess, probably isn't that often for the average CM. In fact if you're a worker bee, it might be never. During all this we've certainly figured out how many of all those meetings can just be an email after all!

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Post ID: @4dwp+1bSm3tdv

What about working remotely for the Burbank cast members?

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Post ID: @3zky+1bSm3tdv

I’m sorry you are stressed about this Disney decision. I spent 7 months living with my son just east of the Lake Nona boarder in 2019-2020. It’s a lovely community much like Santa Clarita. I would have stayed but I retired from WDT/DATG in hopes of finding a different role at WDW. The employee culture is different from DLR and my 13 years wasn’t interesting to the recruiters. I hope anyone who is affected by the relocation will give Lake Nona some positive thoughts.

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