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
Topics regarding layoffs at Disney
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
How is Disney still among the top five most admired companies in the world? Do people really care that little about the way this place has been treating its employees in the middle of a pandemic??? I know this place has a strong brand, but I was... — read more
Although Disney didn't reveal how many staffers were in the last round of layoffs in November, is was revealed that those impacted included executive, salaried... https://nypost.com/2021/01/28/disney-cruises-wont-relaunch-in-february-as-announced/ — read more
What’s up with all the Director jobs posted by Disney recently?
Anyone know who the Executive Producers at Glendale/Burbank are? Did any of them get laid off?
So far not to many on the WARN list (under 20) but I highly doubt it's going to stay that way. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. Walt Disney World 1375 E. Buena Vista LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL... — read more
Ah what a news... I was surprised... (sarc.) Disney disclosed the total compensation for its top executives in a year that saw the company hit hard by the pandemic (...) This is an article about how their salaries decreased significantly... — read more
Went to three parks in January. The CMs, frontline and leaders/managers, do not seem like the CMs of pre-Covid day. They are not Disney-friendly, barely say a word, just go through the motions. The good news though, is that that many demographics... — read more
Things are not improving and people are starting to talk about even more cuts - does anybody know if there is anything concrete behind that talk?
Get Report announced that it is cancelling its decades-old annual pass program at its Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks in Anaheim, California amid high levels of coronavirus and the current state-mandated shutdown of those... — read more
How is everyone who was laid off doing? I hope you are hanging in there and have found a replacement. Many of us lived and breathed for the company and its okay to admit that. I was upset and angry but life goes on and I found myself in a better... — read more
Now that we are in a new year, it still seems like it will be quite some time before parks reopen. Do you think there will be another furlough coming up for more cast?
The whole thing is a good read but this is the most important part: This summer, Bob Iger, outgoing CEO of Disney, and incoming CEO Bob Chapek both announced they would forego about $1 million each of their salaries — but not included in that... — read more
Chances are that we'll start seeing more layoffs as soon as next month. I'm just wondering what will be hit first.
Abigail Disney Talks Brand Erosion and Executive Salaries in Latest Interview, Says The Walt Disney Company “Needs to be Saved From Itself” Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, is once again expressing concern about The Walt Disney... — read more
I know there was supposed to be 32k altogether by March but it feels like we are already well beyond that number. And we are nowhere near done so the number will just continue to climb. In all honesty, I think Disney is trying to save face and hiding... — read more
“Dear Cast Member,” the late October layoff notice began. Flaviana Decker, 44, retreated to her living room couch and tried to stop her tears before her eldest... https://insidethemagic.net/2020/12/cast-member-layoff-feelings-rwb1/
This is re Disney World in Orlando Layoffs: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/disney-layoffs-coronavirus/
Great job, Disney, for keeping your pledge to diversity. The layoffs have apparently rarely impacted protected classes.
A huge number of separations went through at the parks on 12/4. If you're actively working there now, what's the atmosphere?
US justice department claims Facebook unfairly overlooked American workers A new lawsuit says the social media giant favored those with H1-B visas, ‘refusing’ to recruit, consider or hire qualified US workers Facebook has been accused of unfair... — read more