I work at Disney World now!! - page 6

by wooh

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!!) I don't... Read More


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    Quote from jlsRN
    Er, does this have something to do with the 'G spot'? :trout:


    I am SO not going there!!!
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    Often as a staff RN, I'd feel as though I'd be in the mix for an Oscar, Emmy and Tony - and by gosh - I SHOULD have won 'em ALL! I can act, sing and dance!!! And often at the SAME time.

    See, I just KNEW all those years chasing a tiara wold pay off BIG time in the nursing world.

    NOW, I just try to limit my "jazz hands" to once a week. (In recovery!) and just hope that I don't DO anything that makes it to YouTube.

    FYI - I set the microwave on fire at work a couple of hours ago. Yep, thankfully my paramedic and pilot are smarter that their "blonde" nurse. No, it didn't get so bad that the FD had to be called, but we share a building with 911/Central Dispatch - they were amused as well. Oh well, gotta smile at SOMETHING!

    I did investigate a job with Disney a few years back and it would be like working at Disney - without all the really fun parts!


    Practice SAFE!
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    Can't we be professional and be human beings too? I guess I wouldn't want to be told I'm "on stage." When I get a break and go to the cafeteria I just want to be a person (sometimes a very tired, emotionally fried person) getting a meal. I don't necessarily want to be the hospital ambassador every minute showing every visitor exactly where to go, etc. I am professional and I don't bring my personal life to work but I am a human being too and most of my patients and their family members see that. I don't pretend that I'm not busy when I'm getting slammed. I do my best and I tell them why I haven't been able to check on them as frequently as the day before. I treat my patients and their family members like real people and they seem to recognize me as a real person most of the time. This is the dynamic I prefer. I like the patients and their families to be part of the team with me, the techs, docs, etc. We're all just people and most of us are doing the best we can--some days are good and some aren't. This works for me with most patients.
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    Quote from mercyteapot
    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.
    One of my co-workers works at Disney World per diem, she happily admits to doing it just for the discounts as a "cast member"

    Anyway, turns out the RN's are there for very basic first aid only. They have their own EMS on-site who scoop up anyone needing more than first aid and whizz them off to hospital as quick as they can.

    Oh, and they pay $16 an hour for an RN.
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    Quote from wooh
    I'm not sure which of these made me laugh more! And I have to laugh, or I will cry that this is what my job has become. "Sorry your family member died, but.... Don't cry for me Argentiiiiiiiinaaaaa!!! JAZZ HANDS! And please keep your hands inside the wheelchair as you ride through the "It's a Big Hospital" ride! Don't forget to see your nurse to get a shot of phenergan in your bumm before you ride the teacups in the lobby!
    This is cracking me up but it's actually kinda sad.

    Isn't that the whole point... you can't apply business models to hospitals because hospitals are not like businesses. Employees don't confront life and death every day at their business. People don't come to a business to die, or because they were noncompliant, or because they were homeless. No one rushes in a frenzy to a business after hearing their loved one was in an MVC.

    Sure, put us on stage. Maybe we can do a theater piece on "How the Bottom Line Will Kill Your Family Member."

    Free popcorn.
    toph34, lindarn, wooh, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from actioncat
    Not only that, but the pay is crappy AND I read an article about how they were trying to keep a low income housing development being proposed nearby out because it would be bad for their image. The development would house... Disney workers who could not afford housing in the california market.
    Disney does not care about people at all. It uses child labor to make their products, it is lawsuit happy, it pays their workers poorly, and their whole princess thing is so regressive. I wish people would stop buying their crap to tell the truth.
    I was about my youngest granddaughter's age when Disneyland first open in Bellflower-it really was in Bellflower--, California. I also remember my first trip there with my parents and brothers. I also remember taking my own daughter, for the first time, to Disney World, when she was twelve. We made several visits and had always enjoyed ourselves. We even held my parent's 40th wedding anniversary there.

    Yes Disney Corporation pays poorly. And yes it uses child laborers to make it's products. And yes, the princess thing is regressive to me, you but not to my youngest granddaughter. And I will protect her right to a fantsyworld for as long as she wants to believe in it and that includes Disney as well.

    I am not excusing Disney Corporation. But then many of the leading corporations, in this country, purchase or have contracts with third world countries that pay mere pennies a day and use child laborers. My major problem with Disney World is that they pay poorly; they pay no property tax for any of their properties in Florida; they treat their nurses like idiots and they put their patrons, whom they swear to protect, in danger with some of their policies.

    Woody
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    you guys are a bunch of characters. better then the ones at the mouse's house. but i don't think the bosses, at the mouse's house, share our collective sense of humor.

    i do have one suggestion. before you guys start performing, warn your elderly patients. some of them might come up with the wrong conclusion. and please tell her families. families will think their mom or dad has lost it.:trout:

    woody
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    Ahhh....sitting through two days of Providence's new hire orientation...60 minutes was spent on the 5/10 rule.
    "At 10 feet you make eye contact with anyone you encounter"
    "At 5 five you ask how they are, or say hello"

    Made me question why they would have to teach us how to be human!
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    Quote from nurseby07
    Ahhh....sitting through two days of Providence's new hire orientation...60 minutes was spent on the 5/10 rule.
    "At 10 feet you make eye contact with anyone you encounter"
    "At 5 five you ask how they are, or say hello"
    *note to self: get extension for 10-foot pole*
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    Quote from nurseby07
    Ahhh....sitting through two days of Providence's new hire orientation...60 minutes was spent on the 5/10 rule.
    "At 10 feet you make eye contact with anyone you encounter"
    "At 5 five you ask how they are, or say hello"

    Made me question why they would have to teach us how to be human!
    How exhausting! That sounds like Safeway, they won't leave you alone in that store. There you are, quietly shopping, trying to remember what you need, reading labels, comparing prices, or just trying to unwind after a hard day at work. But then, you make the mistake of lingering too long near a stockboy, or glancing at the produce man! "HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY? ARE YOU FINDING EVERYTHING OKAY!?"

    :angryfire:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire


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