I'm wondering, did any of the store employees receive any kind of severance? I'm going to go out on a limb and say that any part-time employees didn't receive anything, but what about the full-timers? Were they also screwed over like so many of the... — read more
It's a weird but not unwelcome feeling having job security once again. I nearly forgot how this feels.
Kelly Tyko USA TODAY Sept. 15 was the last day for many Disney Store locations. The Walt Disney Co. previously announced plans to close nearly 60 of its full-size retail locations across the country "on or before" Sept. 15. As of Sept. 14, the... — read more
I have no issues with vaccines. I've been twice-jabbed for months now. I do have an issue with too much work and I'm worried that the vaccine mandate might cause enough people to walk away to make my life even harder. With few people applying for... — read more
Has anyone from Interactive Experience been asked to relocate to Florida?
Disney announced last month that all non-union hourly and salaried employees would be required to receive the vaccine within 60 days. Florida's Walt Disney World will now require union employees as well as non-union and salaried workers to be fully... — read more
Every time I run into one of my former coworkers they seem more relaxed and happier. They all have one thing in common - they no longer work at Disney. With as many available jobs as there are, it seems people no longer depend on Disney and have... — read more
How promising are the recent quarterly results?
Suggestion: If you want to re-hire you best cast members that you laid-off last year, I would recommend you encouraging your supervisors/managers to call each individual to make them feel "welcomed." Such rumors about Disney not hiring back (even... — read more
I found myself landing a job that involved relocating. It’s in a different industry and I just couldn’t pass it up considering a family member helped me get in. I don’t think of Disney often anymore, not like I did when I was furloughed last year. I... — read more
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... — read more
What could Disney offer to make you reconsider and take your job back?
Who'd have thought that if you treat your employees like cr-p and kick them to the curb at the worst possible moment they won't rush back when you reopen and are desperate for more workers. Shocking, right? I love seeing that Disney is now offering a... — read more
And it felt so damn good! For months I waited for a callback while others were returning to work and nothing. Now they finally decided to call me when they can't find enough people who want to work at all. Well, sc--w them! I've found a better... — read more
In my department, greater than the majority of people were laid-off we’re overweight. No matter how positive our performance reviews... our senior executive never welcomed “fat” people, never considered for a promotion. Then, COVID and we were let... — read more
I did not receive an offer, and I would very much like to return because I have not yet found a job that suits me like the one I had here. I'm interested in what company offered to whose who returned - were the terms worse than before? Is the pay the... — read more
After big layoffs, I found a job in a small company where I am very happy with the atmosphere, but I earn just enough to pay the bills. If nothing else I was making little more money at Disney and I'm debating whether to try to apply for a job again... — read more
Disneyland Resort in California is looking to bring on several Cast Members to the team. With a variety of different job types — ranging from attractions to safety team leader — you now have an opportunity to bring magic to Guests each and every day... — read more
Sometime at the beginning of the month I read a thread of someone being called back. Since then I’ve not heard anything other than that person being congratulated. I had thought there would be replies of others being called back, but there was... — read more
This was a reply in a recent post below: "I believe what the OP and other responders were speaking of is that the 2020 Disney furloughs and layoffs are deeply entwined with the current political climate, not just the Covid climate. It's a good and... — read more
I got called back today!!!! I am so happy and blessed! Good times are just around the corner!
Why is Disney only PC? Will it cause additional issues for cast members? Who will be most impacted and lose they’re jobs in the next round coming soon? Why are most cast members especially in the parks not following four of the five keys?
I’ve been desperately looking for a job since last year’s layoffs. At first I was very hopeful. But then the days turned into weeks and the weeks into months and then I started to panic. I saw a help wanted add in the window of a family owned... — read more
“We’re bringing back more than 10,000 Cast Members at the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World continues to bring Cast Members back… These Cast Members, they are the heart and soul with everything that we do here. I care passionately about... — read more
I got laid off in October and in the meantime I found another job that is much worse than the one I had. It’s better than having none of course, but I hope I could get an invitation to come back here again. I am interested in the current situation... — read more
I wonder what criteria will be used when calling back people to work now that we know the resort will be reopening on April 30. Everybody I've spoken to so far said they're yet to receive their call (this includes me, of course.) Are any of the lucky... — read more
Any news on when the Burbank offices will be opening back up?
What are your thoughts, folks? With the vaccine, some employees already being called back, some states reopening completely... Do you think we might have passed the worst period and are now on the way to better times? Meaning, no more layoffs and... — read more
It is horrific that so many people over the six months have replied with negative comments about cast members who were furloughed or laid-off, including the recent replies under "Blacklisted" below. Not all of the 32,000 laid off, and soon to be... — read more
I’m just going to throw this out there. Since the last round of layoffs I’ve been scared for my job and now that WD is shuttering dozens of stores I’m not going to sit around and hope my store isn’t impacted. I am being proactive on preparing for any... — read more
Anyone else get the feeling that if you were laid off or severed the past year that you've been placed on a Disney "do not hire"/blacklist? I've seen dozens of job listings recently, many of which match or are very similar to jobs from which people... — read more
There is still no comment on how many people will be impacted by closing more than 60 North American stores? For now, we can only speculate the extent of this catastrophe... or maybe somebody has some more detailed... — read more
Laid off brethren and sistren, how many of you have received that coveted call? Please tell me your phones are all abuzz and they're not actually bringing in new people when so many of us are still available. Can you imagine a bigger level of... — read more
Still wondering if Disney could have waited a little longer with layoffs right in the midst of a pandemic? Correct me if I am wrong, but I think it could have. Corporate greed did not allow itself to lose a single cent more than it had to, and at the... — read more
I love this company, I love what it represents, I loved my job, I loved bringing smiles to kids faces...but I've come to realize Disney doesn't love me back nor did it appreciate my efforts to always go the extra mile. I was furloughed then brought... — read more
I understand that Disney is going through hard times and that layoffs are inevitable. However, what is not clear to me is why they didn't take into account employees' talent and experience? After everything has settled down a bit since the previous... — read more
I just read that most people have no plans to visit Disney World before 2022. That means that those of us who were hoping that we might be called back this year are out of luck. This really is not the kind of news I needed right now. Finding a new... — read more
Have you been offered a chance to transfer to another studio or department? I know there are some that are booming right now and have been hiring lately. Were those positions offered to you as an option or were you just told that you're being laid... — read more
The last day for Blue Sky will be in April. The number of Blue Sky employees being impacted numbers 450. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/disney-closing-blue-sky-studios-172631445.html I used to work here. Somehow I assumed that this would... — read more