Good Luck to those that were let go, I hope things work out for you in the future!! I know a lot of you will be missed!
Considering how some of the employees, especially ride-ops, did their job on my last visit I say, "Good riddence!" Many of them acted like they were bored and would rather be anywhere else. Well...they got their wish!
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needless quotation removed -J
Let's not go there. There are enough people out of job. Ride-ops are not the ones who were let go. *** Edited 4/2/2004 5:59:42 PM UTC by Jeff***
It is unfortunate that many people whose livelihood depended upong their employment there have now lost their jobs.
However, the poor delivery of service represented by the seasonal staff was simply a reflection of terrible management and direction of the park's full time staff.
I say clean house CF. You can't make an omelet....
I don't recall in the conference call where Kinzel said everyone at Geauga Lake would keep their jobs.
I know for a fact that employees were told that they would have to reinterview for their positions and decisions would be made as to who stayed and who would be let go.
It should come as no surprise to people outside the park that some people were going to be let go. The complaints that have been raised time and again proved that there were issues at the park that would need to be addressed and it wasn't only a "corporate" issue.
FYI...There are quite a number of people at Knott's, Dorney, World's of Fun and Michigan's Adventure who were with the respective parks BEFORE CF bought them and remain there today.
just FYI, it's "good riddance":)
It's never a nice thing when someone loses their job, but if the performance wasn't there, then neither should the employment...
Anyone who isn't willing to have their wage/salary and job security directly tied to their own performance doesn't belong in a job. Period.
Actually, it doesn't surprise me at all either. Now lets see what happens under the new management. I feel for anyone who lost their job from this, but if you do bad work or don't take your position seriously, something has to give. your only as strong as your weakest link abd their were plenty of weak links at the park over the years.
Now when they lie about not changing the Dippers trains or altering them with those God awful "Volvo style" seat backs and ratcheting lapbars like they did to Blue Streak, I'll be a little more upset. but they haven't done that in Michigan, California, and Minnesota yet so I'll cross my fingers that the Dipper's classic trains will stay for now.
Wood Coaster Fan Club- coming soon to a park near you
Wood - anything else is an imitation
Yes, it's painful (I've been through quite a few of these in my career, including some very big "hell just froze over" ones, like when Computer Associates (the then-2nd largest software company in the world) bought Legent (then 4th)), but from the purchasing company's perspective, it's the smart thing to do.
I feel bad for any employees that are let go in the process, but it's an unfortunate fact.
but if you do bad work or don't take your position seriously, something has to give. your only as strong as your weakest link abd their were plenty of weak links at the park over the years.
Let's remember what the management of the park had to work with. A financially struggling company.
Eric Gieszl (URC Webmaster) and I were visiting and had a near euphoric run of rides on Texas Twister (top spin... I think that's the name) where the ride ops were incredible.
Well, later in the day I went to GR to submit a positive comment. I feel as strongly about relaying outstanding positive experiences as much as negative ones.
Well when I asked to leave a compliment or fill out a comment card I was met with the following reaction: (and I quote)
"So what was wrong? Nothing? You want to leave a compliment? Well you can leave a complaint here, we log complaints. But we don't have comment cards to leave compliments. It simply has never come up."
That's a classic story that really sums up how far off the park was, Shaggy.
--I'd like to take your uncle and blow *him* out my ...(donkey)..
The question is now: with NOTHING coming in 2004 but new management, why are YOU going back? Prices are going up, discounts probably will be gone, the park will be only 1/2 of what it was for the past 3 years, over 75% of the shows are being cancelled, and all 3000 animals are leaving...am I the only one who will really miss these other events?
I understand that CF will operate this park better, but they are also abandoning the unique aspect of the park. The Cleveland Zoo doesn't have whales or dolphins, and I don't live near it enough to warrant regular visits...plus the hours are limited. People like myself work 6 days a week in the Spring/Summer, and 4 1/2 hours of driving to and from the Cleveland zoo is NOT an option.
My question is: What will be YOUR final straw that will make you not visit GL as you did during the SF days, anymore? *** Edited 4/2/2004 5:36:40 PM UTC by midwave***
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