Posted Tuesday, July 5, 2005 9:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Each year, 8,000 students come to Disney World to work as six-month college interns in one of the largest internship programs in the country. The interns make up a significant portion of Disney World's 55,000-person work force. The program is a relatively cheap source of labor for Disney and sometimes worries the unionized workers, although union officials approved the program when it began almost 25 years ago.
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Some full time people and those that have been here awhile do complain because we get the most hours. We don't get double time, so they don't mind working us alot of overtime.
I'm glad I've done the program, I found somewhere I belong. I love working down here and wouldn't trade it for the world. I hope to be working down here again in about a year while going to University of Central Florida.
It's no fun going into Wal-Mart to buy 2 weeks worth of groceries with a $20 budget.
It's not just Disney. Giant corperations do this all of the time. They pay as little as they can get away with, so that they can somewhat own you. They try to keep you in poverty so that you won't expect anything more from them. This keeps the high profits in their, and their shareholders, pockets, while you slave away keeping the "guests" satisfied so they spend more money.
In short, most giant companies do not value their employees. An employee to them is just a number and easily replacable. I am pretty much sick of it and that's why I have decided within the past few days to further my education.
...Imho, and from experience. Sorry for the rant. :)
Anyway.. if there's any college students reading this who thought about the College Program.. its not about MONEY! Its about experience.. and making great friends, and the beach.. :)
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