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Posted by Christina on October 21, 2010 in DCP |

I can’t come up with a great title for this post, so I guess I’ll go with the roll your eyes type.

I’m still here and while things are overall good, it’s been far harder than I ever imagined being away from my family, friends and most of all my amazing fiance.

Work is work but with the Food and Wine Festival (or the Food and Drunk Festival as I prefer to call it) it’s been kind of nutso on weekends. I haven’t ever seen so many drunk people in one place, many of whom are not fun drunks. I hate being yelled at and cursed at for doing my job.

One thing that helped with my outlook was a two hour class on the Disney Basics. The Disney Basics are a set of objectives for all Cast Members to achieve and it was a nice swift kick in the tush with a great reminder of why I’m here and why I wanted to work for this company. It’s almost as though my managers knew that it was the time for me to sit in on that class (We all take it, it’s just staggered since only like 20 people fit in the little room it’s held in).

My living situation, well for lack of a better word, sucks. Not very Disney-like I know, but that sums it up. As mentioned previously, I’m in a one bedroom at Patterson. I wanted this, I wanted quiet but instead I have a roommate whose boyfriend as essentially moved in with us. I know I need to speak up and say something but confrontation isn’t something I do well. Add to that, the fact that he’s always here (and often when she’s not) it’s awkward to say the least.

I know I can move apartments for a $50 fee, but there’s no guarantee that I’d still be in a one bedroom and I just don’t want to pay the same $95 a week for a 2 bedroom knowing I’d have less cabinet space and freezer/fridge space along with living with three other women. Not to mention, much like most CPs I’m broke. $7.25 an hour when they’re giving you exactly 30 hours a week does not make for a good bank account. It’s given me more than a couple panic moments about bills.

Other than all that, it’s a great time here at WDW. The F&DF is awesome as a Guest, just not so much as a CM. I did Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party twice in September while it was discounted for CMs. I almost wish I could go again since I still missed stuff after going twice but I just can’t justify the price right now with the aforementioned cash flow issues.

The holidays are right around the corner and that really excites me. Christmas is by far my favorite time of the year so to get to enjoy the season at Disney is awesome. I want to visit all the Santas around the world at Epcot and go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. There’s the Candlelight Processional at Epcot as well and the parade at Animal Kingdom becomes Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade with a nice Christmas twist. The Osborne Lights at Studios are awesome too.

Until next time, have a magical day!

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