So here in Florida it's cold. I know my friends are laughing at me because 50 degrees is not cold but after hitting 70s all of October I've gotten a bit spoiled. The cold breeze while working outside all day can be pretty biting.
The real reason the cold is such a bother (or enough to mention in a blog post) is the extra costume pieces. Here in DisneyWorld we refer to our uniforms as costumes and they're very specific. It's known as the "Disney Look" and it's very strict - from facial hair, to hair color, to types of shoes to hair ties - the Disney Look encompasses every part of the way we look when we go to work. (And you can definitely get in trouble for any deviations from the "look"). This makes it extra hard to stay warm - since we have to check-out gloves, hats, undershirts, jackets, earmuffs or anything else we need to keep warm from the our Costume Shop. You can't bring in your own things because then everyone might look a little different and the Disney Look is supposed to be "Timeless" in that you can look at photos from 15 years ago and the people from my attraction will be wearing the same thing.
Training is going well. I've completed shadowing (following someone else train) the training for one person who I'll be helping to assess on Wednesday and I'm helping someone else (hopefully) complete their training tomorrow. The shifts go by faster and it's funny how much I didn't know that I've had to take the time to ask the Trainer I'm shadowing. As a trainer you have to know all about things that really never happen - Evacuations, Fires, Smoking Attraction Components - you name it and there's an official policy to how to deal with it and I'm now supposed to be an expert.
Luckily, there are lots of people to ask until I become an expert and I just hope I don't forget anything!
Inspections are coming up at our apartment. This is when the rental company comes and makes sure we're keeping the apartment clean and in good repair. It's quite funny to me because it just means that we scrub everything down and keep it clean for a day or two and than go back to our normal habits. Not that my apartment is dirty - my roommates and I keep it pretty clean. But the inspection requires that we clean out the fridge, wash the bathtubs, clear items from around the sink etc. If you do well you get what's called the "White Glove" award and get chocolates and a picture taken. If you fail (which would be hard to do since they give you advance notice to when they're inspecting) you could be terminated from the program but as long as you neaten up you'll at least pass. Our last inspection we passed but no white glove.
So here's to hoping that this time we get white glove! (though it does come in the middle of a 58 hour work week for me. Ouchies.) Comments/Suggestions for Cleaning are welcome! :D