I love telling funny stories about my last program, this is one I've been telling my coworkers all week. I don't know why I remembered it, but it's definitely one of my favorites!
So I arrived for my shift, a PM shift from 3:30 until midnight. I go to the meeting and learn that I'm scheduled for Yacht Lobby (which includes the lobby and the lobby bathroom and steakhouse bathroom). After the meeting I head right down to check my bathrooms since I know usually they don't get checked from 3pm until I get there. I go to check the lobby bathroom first since I know it has more traffic at this time of day. As I walk in I'm hit with an overwhelming smell...of crap! (Pardon my language, it just makes the story so much funnier!) I figure someone just had rather smelly dump, nothing out of the ordinary. I spray some Zero Odor which gets rid of and masks smells. After doing the rest of the things I usually do when I check restrooms I leave to check the other restroom. Half an hour later (I always check my restrooms every half hour) I return to check the restroom and it still smells! I figure there must be a diaper in the trashcan so I empty the trashcans, all of them and the sanitary bins! I spray more zero odor and move on. I return another half an hour later, it still smells! At this point I'm very confused, it must be on the toilet or something! I cleaned all the toilets super clean (a way they're only cleaned usually by 3rd shift), I did find some crap smooshed in between the seat and toilet in one of the stalls so I sprayed some more zero odor again and moved on. Once more, I returned to check the bathroom and it still smells! At this point I'm considering radioing for my coordinator because I'm so confused. As I'm looking in the stalls for something I might have missed my foot slides and I realize there's crap on the floor. This bathroom has tile floors and it was smooshed in so it just blended in. I mop the floor really well, spray some more zero odor and say a prayer before leaving. When I return it finally smells fine! Hallelujah! So that's the story of the day I cleaned crap off the floor.
Do you have a funny story from your CP? Do you have a funny story about cleaning? Comment them below!
During my 2016 college program I conquered fears that have been haunting me my entire life. When I started my program I was terrified of rides that go high, spin, get wet, go fast, and definitely those that go upside down! My favorite ride was Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I refused to go on Splash Mountain, the Teacups, the Tower of Terror, and certainly any and all roller coasters.
My dear friends Robert and Sarah took me to Magic Kingdom for the first time the day after my Traditions class. After riding Pirates of the Caribbean they talked me into riding Splash Mountain (and tricked me about when the big drop many many times) and I loved it! After a snack I let them talk me into Big Thunder Mountain. While waiting in the line I got more and more scared I became but I didn't chicken out! I was not such as much a fan of this ride. I was eager to try riding it again but not for a long while.
A few days ago I joined the DCP Spring 2017 page as an alumni and an applicant. Applications only came out a few days ago but everyone's already worried about the status of their app, and I don't blame them. There are tons of theories that float around every season as to how you get into "in submission" or "in progress" or what increases your chances of being accepted. All of these are valid questions, but also no one knows the answer. If this is you, I want to encourage you to slow down and remember it's going to happen or not, worrying isn't going to help you, quite the opposite actually. In order to encourage you to be patient and wait I wanted to give you a glimpse into what the timing of my application process last year.
This week has been eventful to say the least! Last Tuesday my toe was numb after work, and it's still not quite right, I don't know why. I thought that would be the biggest event of my week...boy do I wish it was!
I finally finished my custodial training on Thursday, only to find out I need to be recast because a drivers license is required for the role. All this after working eight days straight! Phew!
After I got off work on Thursday I was ecstatic to finally get to play in the parks the next two days without having to worry about working later. But that was not how my "weekend" would play out! I woke up bright and early Friday morning and found myself puking! (Code V as we call it here.) I spent the entire day lying in bed with a high fever and a few more episodes of code v. The next day continued with the fever, getting up to 104.5 degrees. The next day I still had a fever and was too dizzy to walk, which meant I had to call in sick to work. (eeek! Nooo!!!) That night my roommate took me to the emergency room and they pumped fluids into me (so I could walk straight again), and we figured out I had a bladder infection. I was ordered a round on antibiotics and 3 days rest.
Today is my second of those three days rest. I'm still a little dizzy and having a hard time eating but the antibiotics are starting to work. It's all been an adventure (with lots of crying)! I'm ready to go back to playing in the parks and working again! After the stye in my eye goes away. (just a little gift today to top it off!)
Stay safe! Stay healthy!
I arrived almost 2 weeks ago, so I wanted to share an update on how things are going. The first week I didn't get to do much, I had a few general meetings about housing, being resort custodial, and paperwork. I had my first training class called Traditions, where I learned about the company. During that I received my name tag, the iconic sign of Disney cast member, and my card that gives me access to the parks.
The day after Traditions, Sunday, was my favorite day by far since I've been here! My new friends Robert and Sarah took me to Magic Kingdom for the first time, and we went to church that night. I had a great time finally riding attractions I've been avoiding my whole life. The day, and finally being in Magic Kingdom, was great fun, but by far the best part of the day was spending time in fellowship with these two wonderful people! I look forward to many more adventures with them!
A few other updates: I got my first choice apartment, a 6 person 3 bedroom in Chatham (although there are only 5 of us right now), which is the cheapest and closest to the buses. My roommates are nice but it's interesting because they all knew they were going to be roommates before arriving, so I was the random thrown in, so I'm kind of the outsider right now as I get to know them. I started working at my location yesterday (after 4 days of classroom type trainings) and it's going well, my coworkers are nice and spoil me a little bit. I'm excited to start working on my own in a week. All in all, everything is going well and I'm excited for the next 4 months.