September 14, 2017: If you missed a shift because of Hurricane Irma, you will be paid for it!
The Points and Reprimand System for Disney World CP cast members*
3 points within 30 days of each other = 1 Reprimand
6 points within 90 days of each other = 2 Reprimands
9 points within 180 days of each other = 3 Reprimands, CPs TERMED
12 points within 365 days of each other = 4 Reprimands = CMs TERMED
*At Disneyland, it’s the above point/reprimand system x 3.
Note: Points and Reprimands do NOT “disappear” from your employment record! If you’ve heard otherwise from a fellow cast member, it’s not true! But, they won’t be carried forward if you convert from a CP to a CM after your program has ended.
As stated above, CPs who extend in their role will carry forward any points and reprimands from their first program into their extension!
Points for Clocking in Late to Work (mainly due to riding Transtar buses to work!)
1 minute to 2 hours late = 1/2 point*
Over 2 hours late to work = 1 point
*If your shift starts at 9:00am, you must clock in between 8:45am – 9:00am. Clocking in at 9:01am is 1/2 point!
CPs get no (0, zero) sick days or personal days during their program.
Calling out or no show = 1 point
Taking Time Off During Your Program
Requesting time off – called ADO, for Approved Day Off – may or may not be approved by your manager depending on scheduling.
You can’t take more than 10 consecutive days off in a 14 day period.
Spring CPs are more likely to get ADOs than Fall CPs.
And, finally, are you seriously thinking about self terming?
The DCP Program isn’t for everyone! IT IS HARD WORK!!!
Some people don’t get along with their roommates, some CPs don’t like their role or their leaders, some people get sick during their program…there’s lots of reasons to stay, but there’s also a lot of valid reasons to leave.
Sometimes things don’t work out and you have to leave the program early.
You’ll be placed on Restricted Rehire status for at least 6 months after you separate from the company.
Read more here: Restricted Rehire Status – What Does It Mean?
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 and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
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Book link on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale