Do you guys try to work at Disney World?

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Do you guys try to work at Disney World?

On almost every vacation I wind up doing some amount of work, do you guys make your WDW trips off limits?

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To take the kind of time off I need for a good Disney Vacation I almost always have to agree to be "on call" and possible attend some "meetings." Those oftentimes result in other work too, so I can't say I've ever really had a trip where I could completely forget about work.

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Yeah I rarely get an un-marred trip either.

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I've definitely had a couple of trips where I've been able to completely unplug. I work hard, but I like to play hard, too. Work knows not to contact me--I've earned those vacation days!

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I do not have a job. So my answer is no.

When I did have a career, I did NOT do any work, other than attend some Management Seminars taught by the Disney Institute and paid for by my company. But that was before Laptops were widley used, too.

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ILUVWDW wrote:
I do not have a job. So my answer is no.

When I did have a career, I did NOT do any work, other than attend some Management Seminars taught by the Disney Institute and paid for by my company. But that was before Laptops were widley used, too.

When you went to seminars there did you have time to enjoy the parks?

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Someone always call me when I am there. LOL
My husband always gets calls as well.

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We try not to work if at all possible, but if we're sneaking in a trip and taking a "work from home" day somewhere in there, we usually end up at least checking email.

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The times I've had meetings at one of the properties, yes.

Rest of the time, heck no! Check my emails and RUN!

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MouseTraveler wrote:
The times I've had meetings at one of the properties, yes.

Rest of the time, heck no! Check my emails and RUN!

Checking your emails for me means work. The emails will almost certainly include some "crisis" that only I can allegedly help with.

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cdub wrote:
ILUVWDW wrote:
I do not have a job. So my answer is no.

When I did have a career, I did NOT do any work, other than attend some Management Seminars taught by the Disney Institute and paid for by my company. But that was before Laptops were widley used, too.

When you went to seminars there did you have time to enjoy the parks?



Holy Crap, I haven't been over here in a looooooooong time!

To answer the question, at that time you got 3 one day, one park tickets with your enrollment. We were in class from 4:30 usually the first day, meet and greet and dinner, then in class from 8 or earlier the other 3 days, including lunch. We went behind the scenes usually 2 times each class and we would usually finish around 5pm. Some people would go to the parks, but I didn't. I either had hoppers with days left (old non expiry) or an AP, so I would wait till the last day of class. They usually let us out by 2, and I always stayed that night so I would take that day to go. I saved up all my tickets and traded them in on a multi day hopper and had enough credit left over for the Luau and another 50 or so on my hotel charge. Life was good back then.

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ILUVWDW wrote:
cdub wrote:
ILUVWDW wrote:
I do not have a job. So my answer is no.

When I did have a career, I did NOT do any work, other than attend some Management Seminars taught by the Disney Institute and paid for by my company. But that was before Laptops were widley used, too.

When you went to seminars there did you have time to enjoy the parks?



Holy Crap, I haven't been over here in a looooooooong time!

To answer the question, at that time you got 3 one day, one park tickets with your enrollment. We were in class from 4:30 usually the first day, meet and greet and dinner, then in class from 8 or earlier the other 3 days, including lunch. We went behind the scenes usually 2 times each class and we would usually finish around 5pm. Some people would go to the parks, but I didn't. I either had hoppers with days left (old non expiry) or an AP, so I would wait till the last day of class. They usually let us out by 2, and I always stayed that night so I would take that day to go. I saved up all my tickets and traded them in on a multi day hopper and had enough credit left over for the Luau and another 50 or so on my hotel charge. Life was good back then.

we missed you! good to see you again! awesome

that process with the tickets sounds so foreign compared to today. or am i just unaware of options i have available?

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I work in a hospital so no need to do work at Disney. I do have a side job selling online so I do check my sales and answer emails but that's about it.
All shipping has to wait til I get back home.

As for trading in tickets, I've traded in tickets and upgraded my tickets with days left on them for discounts on bigger tickets. They take them, they just don't advertise the fact. Anything to get more money from us Disneyphiles.

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As for trading in tickets, I've traded in tickets and upgraded my tickets with days left on them for discounts on bigger tickets. They take them, they just don't advertise the fact. Anything to get more money from us Disneyphiles.

They'll always give us special treatment as long as they're sure that treatment will be followed by more of our money headed their way, eh? laugh

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dsoup wrote:
chriskre wrote:

As for trading in tickets, I've traded in tickets and upgraded my tickets with days left on them for discounts on bigger tickets. They take them, they just don't advertise the fact. Anything to get more money from us Disneyphiles.

They'll always give us special treatment as long as they're sure that treatment will be followed by more of our money headed their way, eh? laugh



Yup, you got it. mickey

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dsoup wrote:
chriskre wrote:

As for trading in tickets, I've traded in tickets and upgraded my tickets with days left on them for discounts on bigger tickets. They take them, they just don't advertise the fact. Anything to get more money from us Disneyphiles.

They'll always give us special treatment as long as they're sure that treatment will be followed by more of our money headed their way, eh? laugh

That's a great tip, Chris, thanks!!

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Nope! When we are in WDW, we forget about the rest of the world. Sometimes we are rather surprised when we get home though at what has gone on.

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I have to agree with mrhub. Part of the magic is the fact that for 7 days the rest of the world seems to disappear. We rarely even turn the tv on while in Disney.

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mrhub wrote:
Nope! When we are in WDW, we forget about the rest of the world. Sometimes we are rather surprised when we get home though at what has gone on.

It's like an extra special welcome home! laugh

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