I work at Disney World now!!

  1. 12 In high school my marching band got to march at Disney World. We got the whole speech about being in character in the park. And now I've officially gotten it at work (I didn't even hear that Disney bought us out!!)
    Please remember that when you are in any public area of our hospital... you are "on stage"....
    I don't mind being friendly, but don't call it being "on stage." There comes a point where the customer service just crosses a line. This has crossed the line and gone so far that it can't even see the line anymore.
    May not get respect as a professional nurse, but hey, maybe now I can get respected as a professional actor!
    Last edit by wooh on Nov 21, '07
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  4. Visit  SICU Queen profile page
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    When I clicked on this thread I was thinking, "WOW, I wonder what it's like to work at DisneyWorld?" LOL!!

    It totally stinks to be made to feel like you have to put on a show. It's just ridiculous. The crap that nurses have to put up with is getting more and more pathetic by the day. :angryfire
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  5. Visit  psalm profile page
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    This sounds like an excerp from the book "If Disney ran your hospital" or a similar title. We are on stage, really, according the author, who worked for Disney for awhile and in hospital administration. I forget what he worked first, but then he has 9.5 tips for us in his book. I'm sure eBay or Amazon.com has a review or two...
  6. Visit  november17 profile page
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    I clicked this thread hoping to find that there were positions such as "Disney World Nurse"

    That would be an awesome job right there. At the moment, my dream job is to be a "Beach Nurse"

    I'm sure there is a position like that somewhere in the world. I haven't found it yet though. I just have to find it and apply for it

    Seriously though, "Beach Nurse"
    jmER, Nurse Lulu, NurseNature, and 2 others like this.
  7. Visit  FireStarterRN profile page
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    I hate to be a stick in the mud, but we are indeed "on stage" when we are at the nurses station or anywhere else where patients or families can see or hear us. Do you really think that you are somehow invisible to them and that you can behave as if you can't be seen or heard?
    sanctuary likes this.
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    (I was thinking, by the way, that you had become a nurse for Disneyworld, working in their first aide station)
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  9. Visit  TracyB,RN profile page
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    Here's the Disney link...
    just do a search like you would on Monster or the like...

    I haven't seen any openings in Orlando for awhile & when I did, hubby didn't want to go...ughgh...
  10. Visit  bethin profile page
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    Quote from SICU Queen
    When I clicked on this thread I was thinking, "WOW, I wonder what it's like to work at DisneyWorld?" LOL!!

    It totally stinks to be made to feel like you have to put on a show. It's just ridiculous. The crap that nurses have to put up with is getting more and more pathetic by the day. :angryfire
    That's what I thought! I thought maybe she got a job in the park as a nurse.

    As far as being "on stage". Ugh, another customer service moment. On stage? So, are you going to be getting the salary of Julia Roberts, who btw makes no less than 20 million a picture?

    Tell them you don't make enough to be an actor.
  11. Visit  bethin profile page
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    Quote from jlsRN
    I hate to be a stick in the mud, but we are indeed "on stage" when we are at the nurses station or anywhere else where patients or families can see or hear us. Do you really think that you are somehow invisible to them and that you can behave as if you can't be seen or heard?
    I agree, but I don't agree with calling it "on stage".

    How just about being professional, leave your personal lives at home, don't yell down the hall, don't swear, look presentable, speak with intelligence, etc. You get the idea.

    I caught an aide doing cartwheels down the hallway once. I yelled at her (in a room, not the hall). Just gives us aides a bad name. How hard is it to be professional at work??
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  12. Visit  mercyteapot profile page
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    Disneyland actually has nurses on site, to supervise the First Aid station and to be on hand to assist at medical emergencies. I'm sure DW does, too.

    "On stage" at the hospital? Yep, that's just over the top.
  13. Visit  FireStarterRN profile page
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    by using the term "on stage" people are just trying to remind you that you have an audience. i don't mind that term, personally. shakespeare said "all the world's a stage,
    and all the men and women merely players"

    http://www.artofeurope.com/shakespeare/sha9.htm
  14. Visit  RNgonewild profile page
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    I remember several years ago my son worked at Disneyland and he used to ask me to become a park nurse. I think I checked into it once and it paid like crap. Plus they treated the employees like crap. So why would I want to work there? It does have this certain kind of "aura", but I would rather be able to make enough to pay for my tickets. Speaking of lack of support...I once saw the Disneyland nurse racing a wheelchair across the park with a large medical bag in it. I don't think I would like to be first on the scene if one of those pylons rip off and knock someones head off or if a kid loses a foot on a ride, yuch. But what the heck, "All the world's a stage".
  15. Visit  mercyteapot profile page
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    Disney is pretty notorious for treating people badly, I think.


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