Is that not the case with that type of jobs elsewhere? Is it different in Universal for example?I know hundreds or thousands of cast members, and while this is a particularly bad time, almost everyone is either in the same position making basically the same money as they did three or four years ago or quit. There are a couple of exceptions if you are good at networking. But those types of people will have similar success no matter where they go.
Your opinion of Florida’s record keeping is irrelevant to NY’s quarantine threshold. But as someone who has been closely following the data in a state with a governor similar to DeSantis I think you are underestimating the complexity involved. We have multiple sources of different types of data from different county and state agencies and from independent hospitals. I tend to suspect many governors and their administrations are doing things at the margins if they can. We do know DeSantis’s administration interfered in one way: they tried to make the data available in ways that made it more work for reporters to be able to analyze independently. For that he got lots of negative national headlines and a new even more public friendly independent version of Florida’s dashboard. And that’s not nearly as nefarious or as complicated as faking state and local county reports of declining cases, declining positivity, local hospital reports of lower patient loads, local hospitals exiting diversion status, local coroners reporting fewer deaths with Covid as a cause.FL has been screwing with their numbers from the start. I do't trust anything that the state or media (parroting the info they get from FL) reports.
Yes that is the narrative that is furthered but it is far from the reality of 99.9% of the people who will start at Disney or the other theme parks. Most companies have a story of someone who started in the mailroom and is now the CEO. Usually because they forget to tell you that the mail person is related to the current boss.
It happens. It's probably just not going to happen to you. But the narrative is a powerful one. It's the only reason I can figure out why anyone would clean bathrooms in Tomorrowland when you could make the same or more money basically doing anything else anywhere else. "Once I get out of here I'm moving up." Realistically, probably not.
I know hundreds or thousands of cast members, and while this is a particularly bad time, almost everyone is either in the same position making basically the same money as they did three or four years ago or quit. There are a couple of exceptions if you are good at networking. But those types of people will have similar success no matter where they go.
Tom Bricker posted a link to this article which I found helpful.Some non-opinion, fact-based reporting of allegations that TWDC is covering up COVID cases at Disneyland and urging sick cast members to return to work before the virus has run its course.
If the allegations are true, do you think these kinds of labor practices are limited to just Disneyland?
Workers and their worried spouses reveal to The Daily Beast that Disney is not only underreporting its COVID cases but clearing COVID-positive employees to return to work.www.thedailybeast.com
We call it "managing expectations" in our house. When this all hit back in March, we had a family meeting and my husband reminded everyone that we would need to "manage expectations" for at least the next year. It seems to have helped. I hear the kids reminding one another about what are and are not appropriate "expectations" given that we have 2 very high risk people in the house. Even if everyone here were out and about acting as if things were "normal" (which thankfully they are not), the kids know that we would still be staying at home and only going out under very strictly monitored situations. And that this would remain in effect until a vaccine is out and universally available.We're all sick of it, and heading into winter it's likely to get worse before it gets better. Accepting that things will be like this for about another 12 months is probably mentally healthier than a scientifically-unjustifiable "we've got to get back to normal" before then.
Yep, this. Absent either an effective treatment or a workable (family of) vaccine(s), the only tool we have for mitigation is individual and group behavior.Accepting that things will be like this for about another 12 months
Many of those are marginalized people who, in the great scheme of things, don't count. Can you imagine if the water crisis happened in Beverly Hills? Or in Bloomfield Hills, MI?edit: After I wrote that, I thought of the people of Flint not being to able to use their running water is somewhat comprable.
Tyler Childers posted a statement today that kinda gets to the heart of that. I've known Tyler for over a decade and after I watched his statement I said to my wife, "He's a good kid," but then had to stop myself because he ain't a kid anymore.Many of those are marginalized people who, in the great scheme of things, don't count. Can you imagine if the water crisis happened in Beverly Hills? Or in Bloomfield Hills, MI?
My daughter asked about prom the other day. If it's in April/May, they couldn't plan it with less than two months notice (usually it takes 4-6 months planning) so you're talking February, at which time they'd have to have full confidence that an effective vaccine had been developed AND widely distributed and made available to hundreds of millions of people in the US. There's just no way when you walk the timeline back that prom works.It is worrying how many people are shocked when I say that we will still be doing this through at least next summer.