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Abigail Disney visited Disneyland finds employees are unhappy with working conditions

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  1. TC McQuade

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    Abigail Disney visited Disneyland Finds employees are unhappy with working conditions

    Abigail Disney claims that she went undercover at Disneyland, and says she wasn’t happy with what she saw.

    In a recent interview for Yahoo’s “Through Her Eyes,” Abigail Disney described meeting with Disneyland employees to better understand their grievances about their work. What she saw, she claims, made her “livid.”

    Abigail claims that she was inspired to check on the workers' conditions after receiving a Facebook message from a distressed employee, Yahoo reports. During the interview, which describes Abigail's actions as "going undercover," she described meeting workers who claimed that they had to pretend to be happy at work while struggling to make ends meet at home.

    “Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, ‘I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage,” Disney told Zainab Salbi, the host of Yahoo's "Through Her Eyes."

    “I was so livid when I came out of there because, you know, my grandfather taught me to revere these people that take your tickets, that pour your soda,” she continued.

    “Those people are much of the recipe for success,” said Disney. ”When my grandfather worked there, he hired people there to have a job for life.”

    Disneyland employs an estimated 30,000 cast members and pays a starting hourly wage of $15, which is higher than the California minimum wage requirements of $12 an hour. Full-time employees are also offered low-cost health care benefits and childcare assistance.

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  2. Spanz

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    Since she is not on the board of directors, and does not hold a large voting block of shares. Who gives a rats azz what she thinks
     
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    I wonder how much of that Disney fortune she's sitting on.
     
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    Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, ‘I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage,”

    Disneyland employs an estimated 30,000 cast members

    That's a lotta damn garbage pickers
     
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  5. new guy

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    In other words, she's full of shit.
     
  6. jpk

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    Dunno....Disney in recent years has pulled some whopper stunts on their employees including forcing some of their talent to train their foreign replacements iirc,

    With all of the virtue signaling/pandering out there I think the environment is ripe for companies to step up and offer less expensive products and treat employees fairly and ADVERTISE it

    A campaign about "We pay employees more and produce a lower cost product because we dont spend a ton of money on bullshit"
     
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    I believe her. I had a cousin who worked in Orlando in security for a couple years and he said it was horrible.

    Disney sucks. Their parks are so overcrowded you can't even move and you still pay like $150 a ticket for one day. Since moving to CA, we've gone to Disneyland twice (only because my son's grandparents were visiting and wanted to take the kids there) and both times I wanted to slit my wrists and end the torment within 5 minutes of entering the "happiest place on earth". I honestly couldn't be convinced to go again even if you paid my way. I'd literally rather go to the dentist. 2 visits, 16 hours combined: 6 rides. 6 f***ing rides. And it's super obvious that all the smiles are fake. It's palpable how much all the "cast" members wish they were dead.

    I'll probably do orlando once when my kids a few years older, but never the CA shithole ever again.
     
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    guilty.

    next thread please.
     
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    Try Disneyland Tokyo. They truly are happy, and you can see over all of their heads. [grin] Well, at least I could.
     
  10. Spanz

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    Its the green new deal!
    Plenty of good garbage to eat!

    Must make AOC proud
     
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    120 million
     
  12. jpk

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    What wouldnt you "do" for 120 million.........

    Its a mental exercise....no one wants to know and I dont want to be reaching for the eye bleach.......
     
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    I worked at Disney in orlando for (most of) the summer after college. This was way back in the 90s. I was an attendant at one of their satellite parking lots. It was not a bad job because I had no responsibilities and wasnt a "cast" member. But i did get fired because one day we sent people to different parts of the lot based on the color of their rental car. I guess it was quite a scene at the end of the day when three thousand guests came out and tried to find their rental car in a sea of identical colored Geo Metros. Glad I was on the morning shift.
     
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    I had a job offer from them back when Eisner was running it.
    I turned it down for other reasons , but found out later it was a good move.
    After talking to a friend's daughter who worked there it's anything but the happiest place on earth if you work there.
    I don't know if it has changed at all since he left , but she told me some crazy shit about how they treated their people.
    I guess the last straw for her when when she came into the office (Accounting) and was showing off her engagement ring to the other gals in the office (Her boyfriend had just popped the question the night before ).
    Her supervisor came up to her and says "Your engaged? "
    She said yes , I'm so excited.
    He says the her , Well you didn't consult management about changes to your marital status.
    She thought he was joking.
    He wasn't.
    She cleaned out her desk that day and walked out.
    I gather the attitude was, if you are on the pay role , you're Disney property.
     
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    She probably feels terrible...not reach into her pocket or take a smaller cut terrible but ...you know...terrible.
     
  16. drgrant

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    IIRC she's not involved in the company in any way, unless she holds shares or something, but it's not like she's on the BOD or
    something. If she was she probably wouldn't have gone public with what she found out...

    None of this matters though because despite what she said not much will change, Disney as a brand is retarded and they make gobs of
    money... It's a status thing to take your kids to disney blah blah blah.... what I find amusing is the people bringing infants and shit there... like the kid will ever f***ing remember it, outside of the pictures you took of them while they were there.... apparently they never heard of juvenile amnesia. They'd be better off dumping the kids off with their grandparents for a few days and going themselves.. [rofl]


    -Mike
     
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    It's horrible those poor people are forced to work for less than they are worth... I feel horrible for all of them.
     
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    This, if its so awful they should just quit, ironically that's the most powerful thing any employee can do, if disneys turnover rate is too high they'll be forced to "fix" it somehow. It reminds me of these teachers grousing about how shitty their salary is.... although that's even less
    excusable- because they knew going in it would be total shit... so why did they become a teacher? By sitting there and taking it up the
    ass they just validate the poor treatment.

    -Mike
     
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    She inherited every dollar she has, and is a barking leftist moonbat upset about income inequality.

    I don't see her disbursing her inheritance to any Disney workers, though.
     
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    i am sure she feels better now!
     
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    took the kids, twice. Luckily there was bad weather once.....in the early afternoon. Everyone cleared out of the park, but us. after that, we had about 3 hours of NO LINES on any of the rides. It was like heaven...you would get off the ride, like splash mountain, RUN thru the empty mile long line holding area, wait for 20 people to get on...and then get to ride it all again.

    we never went back, since there was no way to guarantee such a weather event would happen again, and the line holding areas on everything were just stupid long.
     
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    Don't like how Disney treats you? Don't work there. Problem solved.

    If it was truly horrible then they would not find any employees and would go out of business.

    Survey anybody that works and most will say their workplace has issues and they are underpaid.
     
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    unfortunately retraining for another job and/or moving out of state takes time and a lot of personal sacrifice leaving family and friends etc. Changing work conditions for the worst takes few min in a board room. With the economy now, not too many people are truly mobile and can make a whole lot of choices. Shit, too many Americans live from paycheck to paycheck, and not because they are buying caviar and swimming in dom peringon.

    In Boston area, there are some companies that I know that have crazy high turn over rate and feed on recent, dumb college hires. Keep in mind that corp makes sure that no of that info gets out. In Boston, there are many other choices that are stone throw away, but that's not most of America. In a lot of locales there is only one or two major employer.

    It's funny that in Internet age, information has become more controlled than ever. Also the traditional notion of company and employee loyalty is dead. .gov grows ever larger. That's a cultural change. Welcome to 3rd world. Are you being enriched enough?
     
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    y'all need to stop pretending that we live in a market economy with representative democracy.

    Disney has taken ever advantage of corporate welfare, thanks to elected officials by YOU, who enriched themselves in the process. While people wait and pray that some f***ing law gets a hearing in a year or two, Disney has fastracked some spectacular copyright laws, that they themselves wrote. Yes, Disney has more representation in congress than all of you motherf***ers combined.

    Making bad corporate decisions always leads to company going belly up and executives going destitute and never beeing able to find work again. Lol. You comrades need to get used to socialism. Your only recourse is endless bitching and whining and newpaper articles until Disney decides to throw you a bone, then everyone loves mickey again.
     
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    They are obviously very good at keeping the info from getting out as evidenced by the fact that you are not mentioning any names.
     
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    You don't think that maybe your frustration clouded your opinion of the cast members, do you? ROFL!!! RARELY (I'll say rarely instead of never because never is so finite) have a seen a disgruntled cast member.

    That's page 2 of the secret employee manual. You need approval for everything. Wanna take a crap at home after eating at the Commissary that afternoon? You must get written permission. That poop belongs to Disney and they want it back!

    C'mon, man. Seriously. A major corporation having an issue with someone getting engaged. Maybe she's just disgruntled and that was her "excuse"????? I mean, even during Eisner year, that was an EEOC type suit waiting to happen. Please!




    Here's a freaking news flash to all of the boys and girls in the Mickey Mouse Club. . . . .


    BEING A CAST MEMBER FOR DISNEY IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A LIFETIME JOB!

    Gosh. You get paid 25% more than minimum wage to start. Full time gets benefits. But you are complaining because you can't feed a family of four. GET AN EDUCATION AND A REAL JOB! Gosh. How hard is that to fathom????

    Truly the libs of this world are pushing us harder and faster towards Socialism. Everyone gets paid the same no matter what their job or how hard they work. It's only fair, right??

    Get a (real) job, Morans!



    Oh, last thought. Do you like your job? How about your average toolbag in your shop? Does he or she love their job??? What if Miss Disney interviewed people at YOUR employer.

    They call it WORK because it ain't freaking PLAY.
     
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    Abigail Disney's "in other words"

    "I am insignificant....nobody knows me. I have contributed nothing to this planet. What can I do to get my 15 minutes of fame? I know, I'll pretend I care."
     
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    They worked at getting that guy out for a good while because he was nuts from what I hear.
    I have no problem believing her story after some of the other stuff I heard from others over the years during his reign there.
    One guy who worked in the offices with no interaction with the public at all got sent home to polish a scuff on his shoe and docked for the time.
    Another got the same treatment because his sideburns were a quarter inch too long.
    Who knows how many times they did get sued and settled with a non disclosure .

    There is some crazy stuff that goes on that a lot of people never here about.
    I worked at a place that hired some whacko Iranian to head up the food and beverage service.
    A department comprised almost entirely of women.
    Here's the rub, women were not allowed to speak to him unless spoken to first and anyone who tried got screamed at and called a stupid f*cking cow and never to speak unless spoken to.
    The place did get sued , never saw it in the paper though.
     
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    Did she actually provide any specific examples?

    No?

    Weird.
     

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