Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Its been a LOOONG time!

So its been a loooooooong time! Ive been so busy and have changed roles so I wasnt sure if it was even appropriate that I blog about my experiences on here anymore.
Since my last blog I was deployed again. This time it was for 2 weeks to Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom during the weeks of Christmas and New Years. Parts of that location were outside (the Market,  turkey leg stand, and pizza stand) and there was also Sleepy Hollow where we sold drinks and funnel cakes. I got deployed with a fellow Seasons cast member Porsha and we made the best of the situation. Porsha was bummed to be deployed when she was because her program was over January 3rd so it seemed like she would never work at Seasons again but our managers found a way to bring us back on New Years eve. It was nice because it was a chance for us to say goodbye to alot of people. Me, Porsha, Bryan, Jaime, and Christine were some crying fools at midnight lol.
I came back to work at Seasons for like 1 more week and then was switched over to the Polynesian Resort, more specifically Kona Cafe. At first I was very upset because my Seasons managers had told me id be at Ohana but Im actually happy that turned out to not be true...more on why later.
Along with a new job location came new roommates. This time I was in a 2 bedroom instead of a 3 bedroom so there were only 4 of us. It started out being Me, Jocelyne, Andrea, and Kelsey. Jocelyne then moved out (for reasons we're still not 100% sure of) and we got Amy. This set of roommates got along WAY better than my first set; we would actually hang out with each other and all talk to each other. We even got into this routine where we would watch our 'raunchy television' together in the mornings (Maury, Jerry Springer, Cheaters, and then Tyra) lol.  
Well since then that program has also ended and Andrea became seasonal in childrens activities at Yacht and Beach but has returned to Michigan, Amy is finishing her program as merchandise at Blizzard Beach, Kelsey went back to Illinois but has now moved back to Florida, and I am now seasonal at the Polynesian (working at both Kona and Ohana).
I moved to Clermont. Its FAR from everything but is extra cheap. I moved in with 2 coworkers; Alex and Valeria. and was lucky enough to have a friend with a car he couldnt take back to Jersey with him so he gave it to me (THANKS BILL!!). I have also put in a request to transfer as a part time server so that I can make tips. Those servers at Kona make the same amount as I do working 7 days in 2 or 3!
So thats my life in the past 7 months in a nutshell lol The college program was interesting. Im glad I did it but im also glad its over

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Deployed & Extended

So I did NOT in any way forget I had a blog, I've just been reallllly busy. I just found out last night that my program got extended, so now my departure date is May 13, 2011. I also switched roles, I'm now in Full Service Food and Beverage which means I'll pretty much be a hostess.

Full Service Food and Beverage
Full-Service Food and Beverage is a non-tipped role.
Responsibilities may include:
  • Greeting and seating Guests in restaurants
  • Managing a seating chart and resolving Guest situations
  • Utilizing a computerized reservation/seating system
  • Cash handling - both manual and using computerized registers
  • Rolling silverware, folding napkins, and keeping area stocked
  • Light cleaning, multi-tasking
  • Standing for extended periods, working outdoors 
Since my last entry I've also gotten deployed to the Magic Kingdom. At first I was sooooo upset because unlike everyone else that is my least favorite park, but it's not as bad as I thought. I work in Tomorrowland at the Tomorrowland Terrace. It used to be called the Noodle Station but for some reason that part has now been dropped from its name. Its funny because since the place is only open during a few weeks of the year no one knows what they're doing. We're all helping each other learn, so no one's yelling at anyone (I LOVE that part). The part I hate is that we have to tuck our shirts in (so we all look like someone's grandma) and the guests complain about EVERYTHING. I've had people say theyre never coming back and that we ruined their vacation because there's no more seating....they're VERY dramatic.But all in all I'm glad I've been deployed because now I can say I've used the A-Vac, and now I have a better appreciation for Sunshine Seasons!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Costume pic!

I finally got a pic of me in my costume! It's sad cuz I only have it cuz Jose's program ended :-( but now ppl dont have to ask about what I wear to work. I personally feel like it looks like ketchup and mustard... lol
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

I finally got sick :-(

So I finally got sick :-( And I called in today because my job is crazy and scheduled me for 2 11hours shifts 2 days in a row. They let me go home 8 minutes early yesterday which did absolutely nothing for me lol. I slept allll day today.
Luckily I have people down here looking out for me. One girl switched shifts with me so I would only have to work 6 hours. I still called in but that was real nice of her. Another guy cooked me breakfast and another guy cooked me dinner and gave me some nyquil :-)
My uncle just arrived in Orlando today. He's spending the weekend here and is staying at the All Star Sports Resort. Tomorrow we're heading over to Hollywood Studios at 8am! Anyone who knows me knows that I'm NOT a morning person, but they'll only be here for 2 days and I want them to see as much of the parks as possible. My friend is getting them in free tomorrow and I'm getting them in free on Sunday.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

I passed my assessment :-)

Yesterday I passed my assessment and earned my ears! Basically that means I'm done training. It took forever because our restaurant is so big and there are so many positions; bussing, stocking, shops, etc. We had to be trained at each one and then was given a week to practice. We had 2 rounds of training, so we had 2 weeks to practice what we were taught and about a week of training. There was alot to remember and I'm sooo happy I was given my assessment with Ashley because when I forgot something she was there to answer (and vice versa). It also helped that we were crazy busy so the coordinator and manager that gave us the assessment were both sidetracked lol.

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