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Old 04-23-2013, 09:33 AM   #76
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Go for CRT! I went on my first trip in 2010 and it was incredible! They have since changed the menu, but from everything I have read the food is very very good. Lobster crepes anyone?
We booked it this morning :-)
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:40 AM   #77
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We will be at CP on 9/29. I can't even tell you how excited I am for the new Fantasyland! I tried really really hard to not peek at any pictures of it online, so as to not ruin the surprise. I think my will power only held out for about 4 days.
We do miss by one day. Our first day in the park is 9/30.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:20 PM   #78
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A few posts ago I mentioned that I had been super busy prepping for an interview that was going to have for a promotion that I have been working towards for two years now.

Essentially, my business is very seasonal. We do almost 90% of our business for the year from October 1st-December 7th. Rather than our company hiring a massive number of people to handle that influx, and then having to lay them off on December 8th, they contract with multiple telecommunications companies who already have their own employees that we then train, and utilize for our campaign. (WOW, was that ever a run-on sentence!) Then, after December 7th, they go back to doing something else for their company. Its a win-win for all involved. Is this boring you all to tears?

Anywho, that was how I ended up in New York. I was sent to be a mentor for the company that we contracted with there. It was a great experience, but since I have been back, I have wanted significantly more responsibility to develop further.

Last year I applied for the promotion and did not get it. I was majorly bummed, but I got a ton of great feedback from everyone involved in the decision that I was able to use to better prepare for this year. So I had my interview 2 Wednesdays ago, right before I left on a 12 day vacation. TORTURE! NEVER plan for a lengthy vacation after interviewing for a promotion. Its horrendous. It was even more horrendous when I found out they interviewed over 60 people for 12 spots. Thats not even how many people applied! But how many people they interviewed!

Yesterday was my first day back, and I wasn't expecting to hear anything until either Friday this week or some time early next week. I felt like I gave a really good interview and was very prepared, but I was trying not to get my hopes up. I did last year and it was really hard when I didn't get it.

My boss was sitting at my desk and we were going over something entirely un-related, and she asked me if I had heard anything yet. I told her "No, hopefully by Friday." She was like "Oh, well you just got an email from X." X, as I will refer to them as, was the person in charge of making the final decision. Last year, they had everyone come into their office and they formally offered them the position. Once all the spots were full, they sent out one massive rejection email to everyone that applied that didn't get a spot.

So, immediately my heart sank. Another rejection email. I was so crushed I almost couldn't open the email to read it. I finally took a deep breath opened it up, and read "It was a pleasure to get to know you better. (same line as last year) Blah blah blah. Blah. Blah. We are pleased to offer you a spot..." I stopped reading. Not stopped really. But re-read the email about a gazillion times. It was true, they really and truly were offering me a spot. I was so excited that when I went to stand up, I actually fell out of my chair. In a skirt. It was a classy move.

While it is not a permanent position, I am very excited for the opportunity. It is temporary for now, but can lead to something permanent if I do well. While I was initially a little disappointed because I didn't get a permanent spot, I ended up feeling so honored. After all, I am only 25 and only have 1 year of experience in that role.

So, what on earth does this have to do with Disney?!?! Well, since we have multiple locations in the country, it means I will be moving to another state some time in August. I don't know exactly where yet, but I know that thankfully it will be somewhere warm! Most sites are in Florida, Texas and North Carolina. There is even a site in Las Vegas! So, where I am going is still a mystery, but I know I will be leaving in August and not returning until Christmas time. So, that very sadly means that we will have to postpone our trip. No Food & Wine. No Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween. Dates will have to be determined. This news is still very new to me! I haven't even been able to tell my family yet since not everyone that applied and did not get a spot has been notified yet. It is SUCH a hard secret to keep. So since I could hardly contain myself any more, I decided, why not spill on the Dis! As soon as I have re-grouped and come up with a new plan, I will be the first to let you guys all know!!
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Congrats on the promotion :-) Don't worry about postponing your trip, Disney will always be there and this sounds like a great opportunity.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #80
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Congrats on the promotion!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #81
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CONGRATS! That's great news!!!

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A few posts ago I mentioned that I had been super busy prepping for an interview that was going to have for a promotion that I have been working towards for two years now.

Essentially, my business is very seasonal. We do almost 90% of our business for the year from October 1st-December 7th. Rather than our company hiring a massive number of people to handle that influx, and then having to lay them off on December 8th, they contract with multiple telecommunications companies who already have their own employees that we then train, and utilize for our campaign. (WOW, was that ever a run-on sentence!) Then, after December 7th, they go back to doing something else for their company. Its a win-win for all involved. Is this boring you all to tears?

Anywho, that was how I ended up in New York. I was sent to be a mentor for the company that we contracted with there. It was a great experience, but since I have been back, I have wanted significantly more responsibility to develop further.

Last year I applied for the promotion and did not get it. I was majorly bummed, but I got a ton of great feedback from everyone involved in the decision that I was able to use to better prepare for this year. So I had my interview 2 Wednesdays ago, right before I left on a 12 day vacation. TORTURE! NEVER plan for a lengthy vacation after interviewing for a promotion. Its horrendous. It was even more horrendous when I found out they interviewed over 60 people for 12 spots. Thats not even how many people applied! But how many people they interviewed!

Yesterday was my first day back, and I wasn't expecting to hear anything until either Friday this week or some time early next week. I felt like I gave a really good interview and was very prepared, but I was trying not to get my hopes up. I did last year and it was really hard when I didn't get it.

My boss was sitting at my desk and we were going over something entirely un-related, and she asked me if I had heard anything yet. I told her "No, hopefully by Friday." She was like "Oh, well you just got an email from X." X, as I will refer to them as, was the person in charge of making the final decision. Last year, they had everyone come into their office and they formally offered them the position. Once all the spots were full, they sent out one massive rejection email to everyone that applied that didn't get a spot.

So, immediately my heart sank. Another rejection email. I was so crushed I almost couldn't open the email to read it. I finally took a deep breath opened it up, and read "It was a pleasure to get to know you better. (same line as last year) Blah blah blah. Blah. Blah. We are pleased to offer you a spot..." I stopped reading. Not stopped really. But re-read the email about a gazillion times. It was true, they really and truly were offering me a spot. I was so excited that when I went to stand up, I actually fell out of my chair. In a skirt. It was a classy move.

While it is not a permanent position, I am very excited for the opportunity. It is temporary for now, but can lead to something permanent if I do well. While I was initially a little disappointed because I didn't get a permanent spot, I ended up feeling so honored. After all, I am only 25 and only have 1 year of experience in that role.

So, what on earth does this have to do with Disney?!?! Well, since we have multiple locations in the country, it means I will be moving to another state some time in August. I don't know exactly where yet, but I know that thankfully it will be somewhere warm! Most sites are in Florida, Texas and North Carolina. There is even a site in Las Vegas! So, where I am going is still a mystery, but I know I will be leaving in August and not returning until Christmas time. So, that very sadly means that we will have to postpone our trip. No Food & Wine. No Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween. Dates will have to be determined. This news is still very new to me! I haven't even been able to tell my family yet since not everyone that applied and did not get a spot has been notified yet. It is SUCH a hard secret to keep. So since I could hardly contain myself any more, I decided, why not spill on the Dis! As soon as I have re-grouped and come up with a new plan, I will be the first to let you guys all know!!
Congrats on the promotion! That's fantastic news.


Maybe not MNSSHP this year.....but I'm sure that there will be another trip for you.


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Congratulations on your new position. That is very exciting. I bet you can't wait to find our where you will be living. Sounds like they are all great choices. Congrats. You just have to pick a different time to go to Disney!
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Congrats on the promotion! Too bad about having to postpone your trip, but WDW will still be there when you are ready & able to go.
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