Disney was fun, and very much an experience that was undeniably special. It was a job though. I know so many college graduates including some from Harvard who have fought to keep that $13-$14 an hour job. Begging to return. Lost and... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Disney
Disney Leaders: Please call your team members and let us know a time-frame for possible return. If you do not know when a cast member might return, if at all, please call us and advice us to start looking for a job. Cast members need honesty and... — read more
I was in the last group of furloughs and for the first few days afterwards I was hesitant on whether I should stick it out or move on. But I had to ask myself, who should I be more committed too? So I started sending out my resume and got some... — read more
All Managers and above were not furloughed from WDI Glendale. This is c-ap. Bob Weis are you reading this? Your people that decided who is essential and who is not kept all the Highest paid people! Doesn’t make sense. Bob weis bring the people back... — read more
Hopefully Disney's high-paid lobbyists, both state and federal, are pushing for more "emergency" civid-related unemployment. Cast members need it desperately. For example, I will not have rent money this month.
I hope that Disney lets us know something before the holidays. Many of us will be needing to find a new place to live by November/December. With Federal UI ending, thousands of cast members will be in dire straits.
Iger's Net Worth is 690 million. Chapek's Weekly Salary is $48,076.92. That's over $9,500 Daily. vs. Furloughed Disney Employee (FL) total max unemployment gross is $275 per week. Florida unemployment benefits for those furloughed in the... — read more
The Disney Store inside the Oxmoor Center has announced it will be closing its doors next Monday. The store, which sells popular merchandise based on movies and properties by The Walt Disney Company, announced that the Oxmoor Center location’s... — read more
Sodexo, the company that provides food services at employee cafeterias for Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Florida just announced that they are laying off 150 employees at Walt Disney World. Not enough work, as resort hotels are mostly... — read more
Just announced: 1,200 employees will be permanently laid-off in November from the Swan and Dolphin Resorts at Walt Disney World. I am one of them. Why? There is no business, as tourists are staying away by the tens of thousands, and there are NO... — read more
I have not received any type of communication, email or written, since the April notice of furlough. What could this mean?
Have I missed it? Or do we still don't have any details on the next major round?
I just received notice from the post office that a letter from Disney HR is coming in todays mail. Has anyone gotten this letter yet? This is a WDW cast member that’s asking.
It seems that every new day is worse than the previous one.
With so many people on furlough, for most unemployment is not enough while we wait for callbacks. Some are fortunate if they are a 2+ income family, but there are others like myself who rely on a single paycheck to support our own families. I am... — read more
Tokyo Disneyland has just announced that they are laying off 1,000 Cast Members, giving them severance packages based on their years with the company. Universal Florida also just announced more layoffs this past weekend. Walt Disney World and... — read more
The number of people slated for layoffs sometime in near future keeps growing every time we get any morsel of information on what's coming. Disney really should be more transparent when it comes to layoffs. Some of us understand that cuts are... — read more
Disney will be the last to announce layoffs, but thousands are coming. Sea World just announced massive layoffs for many who were on furlough already. All the theme park players in Central Florida are failing, one by one. These are very sad times for... — read more
Universal in Orlando has just announced that it is closing its hotels and that 1,291 employees will either face permanent layoffs or be put on a further "indefinite" furlough, with no end in sight. Six months into the pandemic, tens of thousands of... — read more
Disney's response to tens of thousands of its employees and Cast Members who are out of work has been horrendous. After the initial furlough in April, there has been absolutely NO communication from the company to its people, until last week (late... — read more
If we sign the petition to reopen Disneyland, it will raise the probability we may preserve our jobs and livelihood! https://www.change.org/p/gavin-newsom-reopen-disneyland-46eb835f-dc27-4d40-88dd-d44f3d14d22e
Disney should really look at if it wants to stay in the kids app business. None of the apps are in the top 200. Those that are newly created or revised stay in the top 200 for a few weeks since purchasers soon realize the numerous technical issues... — read more
I hear all these rumors of layoffs coming but haven’t heard anything from management. Will this affect corporate jobs or those working in the Parks themselves ? I’m thinking if they lay-off now, a year from now they’re going to be hurting for... — read more
Somebody in another thread said more than 25,000, but that can't be right. Can it? Also, where is this info that everybody who is still furloughed is getting laid off coming from? Was there some announcement I missed? Not that I don't think... — read more
Disney should issue long term bonds to uphold its social contract to its furloughed workers. There are 2 paths for what remains of Bob Iger’s legacy. He could Lay-off and fire all the furlough workers. Bob Igers legacy will come down as the man... — read more
All of us who are furloughed are getting fired God help us all
Are there really people who work for Disney who think there is such a thing as job security here? Unless you've joined within the last year, you should really know better than that. Disney is known for small, stealth layoffs that fly under the radar... — read more
Many Walt Disney World salaried Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR and Technology are still furloughed, and considering they’ve done without us for 14 weeks we will likely be laid off permanently. Hopefully they make that decision soon because without the... — read more
Hi all! I don't work for Disney, but I used to work for a place that does lots of contract work for Disney, (attraction design and engineering, concepting etc). Lots of my friends still work at this software dev, and I believe I heard all contracts... — read more
So, corporate offices are still closed for health safety reasons but we have to go to back to work and interact with thousands of people each day, majority of who couldn't care less if they are positive or not and if they are infecting us? Good to... — read more
I recently read online that Disney was permanently closing the St Johns Town Center location in Jacksonville Florida. This location has only been open for about 4 years so my guess is it wasn’t profitable pre covid. Disney has not announced a list... — read more
Reopening allows the company to stay afloat and avoid firing and laying off workers as the revenues offset the very obvious fixed expenses (rent, maintenance contracts, taxes, utilities) But what about COVID-19? For COVID-19 the Infection... — read more
With more than 49,000 cases of COVID-19 in Florida over the past week, Disney is still set on opening their parks with no testing available to their actors. By putting profits over safety, Disney puts workers and audiences at risk.
Anybody get the call back to start work? Hopefully there’s no layoffs for those of us who are furloughed
I've heard some people are already being called back, is this true? And if it is, what about the rest of us?
Is it good place to work? Is comp and wlb good?
Disney World and Disneyland reopenings are still uncertain. Here's what the parks could look like when they... — read more
they treat us like c-ap and they pay us like c-ap. this latest layoff is just the shriveled cherry on the rotten cake. nobody was surprised. stay away if you can.
I've heard they are planning more furloughs before next month, can anybody confirm this?