Saturday, January 30, 2010

First day of work by myself. :)

Today I had my first day of work all by myself. It was really fun, not as scary as I thought it would be, and really tiring. The best thing that happened was when I got home (after driving, what! what!) my power cord was waiting for me on my bed. My old one started sparking, so I kind of had to buy a new one (in case you were wondering, if you're a Disney employee you get a discount on Apple products). The glorious package containing it was waiting for me, so my computer is no longer dead. :)

I just finished having some leftover taco soup (like chili but with taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix) and now I'm just hanging out watching Meet the Robinsons while waiting for Miss America to start.

 I'm way behind on blogging, so here's the recap of my training. After my training day with Cheryl I had Merchantainment which is fun but goes a little long. The cool part is that you get a sweet Merchantainment pin at the end of it. The class itself is mostly just a class to ease you into working the register and learning how to process various forms of payment. If for some reason this seems extra difficult for you, no worries, you have 3 more days of training where they'll drill the exact same information into your brain. 

The next two days after that were my tier 3 and tier 4 days of merch training. They kind of run together because I basically did the same thing both days- practiced at the register. Somewhere along the way I learned how to open and close carts and also passed my Merchandise assessment. Tier 5 was super fun for me because I got to learn photo at the end of Dinosaur. The photo system isn't very difficult to use and it's a fun position to work. The best part of the day was when I was working Preview where basically you get to welcome back the time traveling guests and offer to write their photo number down for them (best job ever). Anyway, I made friends with a little boy who had just turned six ("I was five yesterday, but now I'm not.") and I got the chance to see him again after he rode a second time and confirm that he was as awesome as he thought he was ("Did I get away from the dinosaur faster than all the other cars?"). He totally made my day. :)

I then had two days off which was awwwwwwesome. I spent my first day off (Thursday to give you some sort of time reference) doing laundry and grocery shopping. Then that night I went to meet Christine for dinner at P.F. Chang's which was fabulously fun (and delicious). I'm so excited that she's down here and I can't WAIT for her to start. :) My second day off (yesterday) I went to Magic Kingdom by myself. Yes, by myself. It was a little awkward at first, but I enjoyed it immensely. I would like to apologize to Jungle Cruise because I have disliked it without reason for a long time. I don't think I had been on it in at least 10 years so my opinion was not well-formed. I laughed really hard, though no one else in my boat did. I am as corny as they come though, so it makes sense. I wish I could remember the skipper's name because he was freaking awesome. Aaaaand that brings us all the way up to today.

Today I didn't do anything extreme. I was on register in Chester and Hester all day. I was so afraid I was going to have to go to a cart. I wouldn't mind being at a cart, I would mind being in the rain. Well, I wouldn't mind being in the rain if I had rain gear, but they were out when I was at Costuming so I need to go back tomorrow or Monday and check. Tomorrow or Monday work because I have both of those days off as well. :)

Now it's time for me to grab fruit snacks and watch Miss America. Have a fun Saturday night!! 



  1. Sounds like you are having an amazing time! :) I am praying and thinking about you every day. Hope it continues to be so great.

  2. Jungle Cruise is my favorite ride! I love the corny jokes! Glad your charger is fixed :)