It took 60 years but there is a BIG change in Disney

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It took 60 years but there is a BIG change in Disney

Well after 60 years the Disney org. is going to allow workers to grow beards, according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel. What's your view on this news.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/the-daily-disney/os-disney-beards-20120123,0,7059602.story

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I'm all for it. It sounds pretty "controlled". Though I wonder if Walt is rolling over in his grave since he instituted the original policy.

Also happy to hear about Casual Fridays! There's room for me at Disney somewhere now, surely!

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I wonder if a lot will actually start growing something now. I'll have to make notice next trip! Wink

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I never knew they weren't allowed to... I guess hubby can officially get a job at Disney now... Lol

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i like the part about no longer requiring pantyhose. i could not imagine wearing it in florida, anytime of the year.

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When I was there we had to wear pantyhose with our skirts but it was so hot that I just got knee-highs. I always felt like an old lady but at least I wasn't completely burning up!

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Jess wrote:
I never knew they weren't allowed to... I guess hubby can officially get a job at Disney now... Lol

I have to confess, I never realized that either.

Jessi5989 wrote:
When I was there we had to wear pantyhose with our skirts but it was so hot that I just got knee-highs. I always felt like an old lady but at least I wasn't completely burning up!

I personally never like to wear pantyhose when it's warmer than 80 degrees. biggrin

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Brad wrote:
I personally never like to wear pantyhose when it's warmer than 80 degrees. biggrin

TMI, Brad! T. M. I. !

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Jess wrote:
I never knew they weren't allowed to... I guess hubby can officially get a job at Disney now... Lol

clapping clapping clapping clapping clapping clapping

And along with everyone else... never noticed either!

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I knew it and I'm surprised! Wow, that is major. There are all sorts of rules that are challenging. No visible tattoos, only one ring per hand, natural hair color, rules about earrings, etc, etc.

It could be kind of a pain, but it really sets Cast Members apart imo.

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Lizzy_B wrote:
It could be kind of a pain, but it really sets Cast Members apart imo.

That's a really good point, Lizzy B. I think Disney has a different feel and look than other parks, in part because of the CMs.

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The one that really really surprises me is the "natural hair color" one that Lizzy_B mentioned, How is Disney going to know if 'only her hairdresser knows for sure' silly.

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working for starbucks, our dresscode standards are really similar. only one ring total, not one per hand. 2 earrings per ear. no facial piercings. absolutely not visible tattoos. either a bracelet or watch, but not both. facial hair is allowed but it has to be neat and trimmed. so basically, if you are no hired with a beard good luck growing one and it being considered neat. natural hair colors. no colored socks. i can go on forever.

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honeymoonin wrote:
working for starbucks, our dresscode standards are really similar. only one ring total, not one per hand. 2 earrings per ear. no facial piercings. absolutely not visible tattoos. either a bracelet or watch, but not both. facial hair is allowed but it has to be neat and trimmed. so basically, if you are no hired with a beard good luck growing one and it being considered neat. natural hair colors. no colored socks. i can go on forever.

Really they're that strict at Starbucks??!? I would have sworn I'd seen people violate almost all of those!

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Really they're that strict at Starbucks??!? I would have sworn I'd seen people violate almost all of those!

Yep, they're really that strict! But also, yes, you'll see them violated all of the time, it really depends on who the store manager is as to how much you can get away with.

This is my "Hidden Mickey" Tattoo. It's on my wrist and we picked the ink so that it matched my freckles. When I worked for Starbucks I had one manager that made me cover it, one that didn't.

Mickey Tattoo

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I love that tattoo! What a great idea!!

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Did the guy notice it on his own, or did you warn him about it?

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Did the guy notice it on his own, or did you warn him about it?

I got it while I worked there, so the manager that made me cover it up knew I had it done because it was bandaged for several days.

There are really just two types of people who notice it, the first are HUGE Disney fans who catch a glimpse of it and then all excited to have found a kindred spirit. The second are nurses taking my pulse or blood or what have you who really get upset thinking I have some skin disease. I say "Yes, I'm braking out in Mickey Mouse". *hehehe* They always make me laugh.

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I'm pretty strict on the dress code. The way I see it, if i let them slip on something as simple as dress code what else are they trying to sneak past me. Show up on time and in dress code and I will be one happy manager. (unless of course you are stealing from me or something like that.) I will write you up for being even a minute late. They know my expectation, show up with enough time to get a drink, even if you don't want one.