After my first week of working, I turned in some of my old ones to be cleaned and checked out two new ones. But, I didn’t check the front of my red blouse and I accidentally turned in my shirt with my nametag still attached.
Apparently, it’s impossible to find and return it, since I called laundry and all these other places and no one had seen it. 😦
Last week, I was driving Caroline to costuming at Animal Kingdom and they have a little place where you can order a new one, so nice!
So I did, and they said it’d take 7-10 days to replace and $5 would come out of my next paycheck. (By the way, it took less than 10 minutes to make originally during our orientation day.) I was able to put whatever I wanted on it so, unlike my first one that said, “Elly Colorado State University”, the new one will say: Elly Boulder, CO. I will like that much better.
In the meanwhile, I still have to wear a nametag at work, and the managers give you a “loaner” one. The only options are ‘Chris’ for boys and ‘Alice’ for girls. So, I’ve been “Alice” at work for the past 2+ weeks.
It isn’t so bad, but it really confuses people when they’re doing a rotation or bumping me out for my break, they’re like, where’s this girl “Ariel” on the schedule, I can’t find her anywhere!
And, I’m like, ‘oh that’s me!’ It’s like having a secret identity! 😉
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.