And I tell them that the non monetary benefits make up for the lack of wage.
1) I get 4 free 1 day park hopper Disneyland tickets per calender quarter.
2) 60% off at the Disneyland hotels.
3) 20% off of Disney merchandise at both the Disney Stores and Disney land stores.
4) Free and/or discount food at Disneyland
5) Access to Disney company tv stations online or in their apps (Disney, Disney XD, ABC family, etc)
6) Discounts at certain places that are not Disney owned companies.
Besides I have another job that pay better and as of right now I am full time at that place. So Disney is a good side job considering my situation.
darksoujah replied to your post “darksoujah replied to your post “So I just found out how the Best Buy…”
I thought the discount could be applied onto you D:
Fine, fine. How much off would you like sir? I will see what I can do.
My profit margins can be very high or very low depending on the day and on my mood.
So I dont get my employee discount right away. I have to be working there for basically a month.
My supervisor keeps saying we have a good discount on some things but for other things its not as good.
I didnt some research and found that it is a really good discount. Its not like other stores where its a fix percent off a price. its different.
Basically we get to buy the product at what the company bought it for +5%.
So say there is a phone case that is sold at Best Buy for $100 but the company bought it for $50. If I wanted to buy that case it would cost me $52.50 because 5% of $50 is $2.50.
Which explains why my supervisor says it sucks sometimes but other times it is good because sometimes the company sells things with little profit margins while others are sold at a mark up price.
So yay, now to figure out what to buy.
I started working there this week and basically I am a full time employee until the front desk is stocked again.
So at the front desk there are suppose to be 4 people. 1 supervisor, 1 full time employee and 2 part time employee’s. Well apparently all 3 people at the front desk left for other jobs with the exception of the supervisor. So as of right now it is just me and the supervisor. They said until the service desk is filled with personal I am able to work 40 hours a week. So I worked for 8 hours from Wednesday up to Saturday. It is freaking hard. I am working from 9:30 pm to 6:15 pm but all I want to do is sleep. Oh well got to pay down those credit card bills though.
The computer program sucks. It is a mousless system based on a variation of DOS. It is so much typing but I am getting use to it. I am pretty slow right now but I feel like I am getting faster.
The perks of this job thought is that I have Sunday and Mondays off for sure because the store is closed that day. AND I get the Best Buy discount.
I go in to register and once I was sat down to take the test, my heart started beating fast, my tics suddenly went from severe to mild, and my mouth turned dry.
There were times I was like “oh I know that” and then there were many times I was like “What the hell am I looking at”.
When I went over 75 questions, I panicked a little bit. All my friends said they only had 75 questions and here I am on questions 76, I was a little down but after 5 questions, I stopped. I thought “Who care if I didnt stop at 75 questions like my friends? As long as there are still questions in front of me, I have a chance to pass”
Around question #120, I looked at the questions and I was 90% right I knew the answer and then it turned off on me. So either I did really crappy or I proved I was good enough to be an RN.
An hour or two after taking my test, I did the Pearson trick which I heard so so much about. In case you dont know what the Pearson trick is, I will tell you:
So after you take you test you log back into Pearson and pretend to register for your exam and you do everything including putting your credit card info in. After you type in your credit card info and hit submit, if it charges your credit card, it means you failed, if it says you had an exam scheduled already and you have to wait before scheduling again it means you pass. If you get this warning it means your credit card was NOT charged. Just be prepared to dish out another $200 in case you didnt pass.
So I did that and I got the good warning so the “unofficial” unofficial results is that I passed.
Now on Friday, I can pay $8 to get an unofficial score from Pearson to see if I pass or not.
At the beginning of this year I saw this fun little money challenge and I said to myself that once I get a job, this is how I am going to save up for my certificate of deposit.
Well now I have 2 jobs and I have decided to start this challenge next week, when I actually start working for Disney and hopefully Pacific Sales.
And perfect timing too because my CD matures in October so this time next year I will have enough money to put in another $1,000 into it. The left over money will stay in the jar for next year.
Feel free to join me if you would like or start when 2015 starts or whenever you want.
It was actually pretty fun.
I came in at 6 pm to sign paperwork and it took like 1 hour to finish. After that, I had a 30 minute lunch and then went back for actual training with the rest of the seasonal hires and I became attracted to the only other male that as there.
After we went over the handbook we split into groups and half of us watched videos and the other half trained at the register.
The videos were boring but was about how to make a magical experience for the kids.
The cash register training was a lot more entertaining and it was pretty easy to master. It was similar to the system that was used at Toys R Us except that I get to do returns instead of just ringing people up.
We got out at 11pm and I dont start until next week.
So I made a separate blog just for cute guys. And now I am reblogging the cute guys I like onto my other blog.
I got the job at Pacific Sales, which was weird because a couple of hours after my job interview I got a call asking if I wanted to work with them. Like it wasent even a day after my interview.
So much drama has been happening trying to get the required drug test and paperwork done because it was the first time the manager had to use the online system to hire someone and when he sent me link to fill out the paperwork the links wouldnt work. This went on for roughly a week and it wasent until today that I was finally able to fill it all out, now all I have to do is to pee in a cup and pass my background check and I can start working.
As for Disney, I never had to go for my 3rd and final interview for the Disney Store because today I was offered a position. There is a funny story with this.
I was at the bookstore studying when I got the call. When she offered me the job, I immediately turned her down because working at Pacific Sales made my availability change a lot. After a couple minutes of thinking about it I realized I never asked her if I can change my schedule with them.
So I called her back and I act all dumb by telling her I was in shock when she first offered me the job and that I couldnt believe it, which is why I turned it down the first time. She laughed and said it was a real offer and if I still wanted it. I said yes but my availability changed and she asked what it was.
After like 5 minutes of awkward silence she said she is willing to accommodate me since she heard good things about me.
So now I have training tomorrow starting at 6pm.
Now I can get out of credit card debt and save money for school. :D