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Working In Disney World?

I usually have to accept that I'm going to get some work calls while I'm in WDW. For those of you who have more forgiving jobs, would you rather take an extra trip and have work bother you, or do you find the peace necessary for your enjoyment? Does anyone else get bothered by their work like me?

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Brad wrote:
I usually have to accept that I'm going to get some work calls while I'm in WDW. For those of you who have more forgiving jobs, would you rather take an extra trip and have work bother you, or do you find the peace necessary for your enjoyment? Does anyone else get bothered by their work like me?

No, but I'm a teacher and usually go on school breaks..so I guess I don't really count!

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Tough question. Most of the time I'd say I'd rather go and have work bug me than not go. I rarely get to Disney World without having to check in with work once or twice, so I'm not sure what it would feel like to be care-free while there!

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Gee nobody bothers us retired guys. laugh rolling

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Vettelover wrote:
Gee nobody bothers us retired guys. laugh rolling

I don't get bothered either! clapping

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Vettelover wrote:
Gee nobody bothers us retired guys. laugh rolling

That's what I'm doing wrong!

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I'll be working my full week when the kids and I go to Disneyland next month. I frequently work a little, I'm always "on duty", but this will be the first time to go that I really have to crack down and get it done in the hotel room even though the park is calling right outside the window. I've already told the kids that they'll be able to head out on their own.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around this, but since DH lost his job I just can't afford not to put in my full time even though we'll be "on vacation". Since we're pinching pennies I'm also going to be cooking, cleaning, and doing dishes in our villa. All of that makes it easier to wrap my head around that I'm not actually going on vacation, I'm just relocating for 5 nights and have more fun things to do "after work".

It will be a little taste of if we moved to Anaheim. Right? Please... someone tell me I'm right. Because the other option is that this vacation will really be rotten. LOL!

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I usually don't get bothered that much, but I go for a couple weeks at a time, so a few calls always seem to happen. If I only went for a few days though I would try and avoid work altogether.

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I get called quite often after hours from our data center. When I'm on vacation, I make sure they know, so in the event I need to be called they know to call someone on my team.

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I tell work that I don't take my cell on vacation, so consider me out of touch (regardless of where I am). To me its not really a vacation if work follows me. They can survive without me for a week. wink

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no no no and no, i wouldnt let huby come with me if he was going to work! And I dont work so dont have to worry about me getting calls but he works what feels like 24/7 sometimes taking calls at the cinema (goes out to answer) during meals out, honestly, it drives me nuts sometimes!!! So there is not 1 way on earth that i would let him work on holiday Wink

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I have a picture somewhere (trying to find it) of my mom on Big Thunder Mountain texting someone from work on her international cell phone (she has 3 lol one personal, one from work, and one international from work) she always says she isn't working but I know she doesn't really have a choice haha

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I'm a Children's pastor, I'm always on duty. I get a few calls during my trips as I am also the I.T. guy at church and I do all of our graphic/themes/advertisements. (A few times I've been to WDW for The INCP Children's Pastor Conference, but these trips don't count as I'm technical working) My Disney trips are the few places that I am able to truly leave it all behind me (for the most part). My wife and I were talking about this a few days back. We had to cancel our trip last year (two days before we were to fly out) due to emergency back surgery. So it's been a long stretch with out a real rest. She reminded me that Disney is my only real refuge. So I can't wait till OCTOBER!

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It'll be okay, Kristen! You might not be able to unplug from work completely, but I bet you'll feel less stress, just being away from the day to day stuff at home. And think of all that quiet time you'll have while everyone else is out! Also, I totally hope everyone will be pitching in on that cooking and cleaning bit Smile

Can't wait to hear about your trip! I don't know when I'll ever get to Disneyland, so I'm always glad when I can live through someone else!

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Lizzy_B wrote:
Also, I totally hope everyone will be pitching in on that cooking and cleaning bit Smile

Since we'll be in a 2 bedroom villa, as long as they keep the mess out of the living room and my room I'm good! Oh my gosh, this weekend we were in a regular room at a double tree, I have never seen a hotel room trashed so quickly in my life.

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How's the working vacation going, Kristen?

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So far so good, but we didn't have park tickets yesterday so the kids weren't complaining too much. LOL!

Today may be different, but I'm doing my best to get stuff done before we leave this morning. The desk space here is very comfortable.

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The kids have a nice desk in their room too, so we have duel corded internet access, and there's WiFi throughout.

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That desk is beautiful! It looks like real oak. Is that inlay?

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I just fwd. all my calls to the Social Security Administration since they handle all my finances.
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Lizzy_B wrote:
That desk is beautiful! It looks like real oak. Is that inlay?

It does seem to be real oak. The "inlay" on the desk is painted, however the mirrors in the bathrooms have real inlay.