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May 14 2006

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New Beginnings

Well, after watching the finale of The West Wing and the end of the Bartlett Administration, I started thinking about the long journey I have had so far in my career. This coming week will mark my two year anniversary with the Walt Disney World Resort as well as my graduation from Eckerd College. I started as a merchandise host in the Emporium followed by Magic Kingdom Strollers. Then, I took the plunge in to operations with Main Street Ops where not only did I get to do Park Greeter but also Conductor and Engineer on the Walt Disney World Railroad.

Main Street Ops has also given a place to grow and strengthen my leadership skills as not only a trainer for new cast members in the area but also as an area coordinator/lead for our cast. As I posted a few weeks ago, I recently applied for Guest Relations. This would not only a promotion for me but also another beginning to what I hope will be a long career with the Walt Disney Company.

While I was planning on waiting a bit to post about the results of my interview until I had a final word on what was going on, many have e-mailed and asked and news has been leaking out around the Kingdom. I recieved official word on Friday that I am in the Guest Relations pool. Yes, I did get accepted to Guest Relations. I do not however know how long it will be before I am picked up and given an actual location. All four parks and Downtown Disney are fair game. As much as I have enjoyed working in the Magic Kingdom, I am looking forward to the possibility of working in another park.

So, here is to new beginnings.

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