Paramount's Carowinds has shocked some of its seasonal teen workers by banning them from the grounds after their shifts end. Carowinds notified employees that the company was unsuccessful in preventing off-duty employees from socializing with those on duty, noting that "the guest experience is compromised" when off-duty employees hang around.
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Many MANY times I've seen off-duty employees yakking with, and distracting those who are ON duty....but I don't like the idea of punishing everyone for the actions of a few....then again, it sounds like they DID try to work out a solution with the employees, and it failed.....so.....
Have the rule be you can be in the park but not in the "zone" you work in. If a manager finds you in that zone you are subject to the disciplinary system which might ultimately end up in termination.
Why not revoke the priveleges from those who broke the rules? Should be easy to "deactivate" their passes for free-entry.
Why should an employee who followed the rules be punished because someone else couldn't?
I understand that customer safety is #1, but I think the park is going at this the wrong way....
Paramount should have thought this out better.
"the guest experience is compromised" when off-duty employees hang around.
It is also compromised by bitter employees. ;)
gator, bringing old-timey phrases into the next century since 1967...;)
Purchase a season pass!
The edict implemented last week removes a coveted perk that helps lure some 2,000 mostly young workers during the park's operating season in spring, summer and early fall months.
"Some" does not mean a portion of the employees, "Some" means (from dictionary.com) "An indefinite additional quantity: did the assigned work and then some. " In this case - you could remove the word some and replace it with "approximately" or "more than"...
*** This post was edited by redman822 7/20/2004 3:08:20 PM ***
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