Holiday World- Job Questions!

Saturday, February 8, 2003 6:06 PM
If so, RavenMaven, or anybody else, can you please help me. This summer I plan on working at Holiday World, I am only 15, but want to be a ride operator. I know you must be 16, but do they ever stretch this rule?

Also, will they work w/ you if you need to work on the same days as somebody else? I need to work the same days with somebody, b/c they are my only transportation there and back. I think they might would do this, but Im not for sure. And, I start school Aug. 4th, will they let me work only weekends then, or will they just say ADIOS!

If you can help, please do. Thanks!

Edit: Ok, lets add another question. I know that Holiday World employees wear shorts, well, I wear shorts but I'm not too much of a short person. Can you wear pants? If no, I will wear shorts, just wondering if it is an option. Thanks.

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Saturday, February 8, 2003 6:21 PM
By state law I don't believe you will be allowed to operate a ride. If you were allowed to work a ride HW could face serious penalties.

I would think that would be the case anyway.

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Saturday, February 8, 2003 6:50 PM
Thanks, MagnumForce! I'm guessing I wont be a ride-operator this summer, lol.

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2025- "I can't believe Cedar Point has a 750 ft. tall coaster, won't it sink?"

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Saturday, February 8, 2003 7:32 PM
Keep in mind, there are other jobs besides ride operator. Also, I think applications may have already been due. Maybe not...

--Ryan

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 7:27 PM
I had to reply so I could get this topic back on the 1st page, lol. Maybe Paula will read it tomorrow. Sorry, I am just worried, ha. And, if anybody is asking thereself, yes I did e-mail Brandon Berg of Holiday World, but I'm sure he is very busy right now. So, Im not too mad, lol.

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2025- "I can't believe Cedar Point has a 750 ft. tall coaster, won't it sink?"

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 7:43 PM
Minor labor laws strictly prohibit people under age 16 from doing many things. Anything that involves operating a machine that can cause bodily damage, usually requires someone 16 or older. Techincally, in Ohio, anyone under 16 is not allowed to use a knife or other sharp objects while working.

Minor labor laws are something that are taken seriously and won't be "bent" to allow someone to do something. If the park is caught breaking these laws whether knowledgably or not they will be heavily fined. A consequence parks don't want to deal with, especially smaller parks like Holiday World.
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Chris Tyson
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www.pkiunlimited.com

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 8:27 PM
Very true, Beastfreak. Rules regarding minors in the work force are not rules that are to be stretched. The exception, might be if you are a minor that has graduated high school. In that case, you are probably exempt from such laws.

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Xcelerator- Put the Pedal to the Metal!

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Monday, February 10, 2003 3:45 AM
As I'm sure you've gathered by now, we do *not* stretch the rules regarding labor. That would be like asking the DMV to stretch the rules and let you drive a car a year early. :) In fact, we really don't stretch any of our rules--if we're going to bother having rules (we try to keep them to a minimum), we're going to enforce them.

Please plan on coming to one of our Job Fairs in March and applying. (I'm adding the specifics to the Jobs portion of our website today.) You can ask all your questions then, so you might want to make a list.

You and your buddy should probably try to get hired in the same department if you want to work the same schedule--it makes it much more feasible. They'll explain this to you at the job fair. And no, we won't fire you (in Spanish or any other language) when it's time to go back to school. :)

Thanks for your interest in joining our team this season! Paula
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Paula Werne
Holiday World PR
www.holidayworld.com/srm

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Monday, February 10, 2003 6:33 AM
Thanks, Paula! Ok, another question. As you can tell I am very worried about getting this job, lol. Ok, about the job fair. I have already sent in my application, do I have to have an interview and go to the job fair? What exactly is the job fair, will my interview be on that day? Thanks.

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2025- "I can't believe Cedar Point has a 750 ft. tall coaster, won't it sink?"
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Monday, February 10, 2003 7:26 PM
Coaster Enthusiast. Take this advice. Curb the enthusiasm on the first job. If this is a career you want to do, you will have plenty of time to vent it out. Show up at the job fair, and dress nice. A tie is impressive for a 15 yr. old. You probably will get put in games or park services with your age. Take games. That is untapped for the HW market, with room to grow by the time you are old enough to work mad hours.

You will also get a opening shift there, and you will be off by 7pm, with a few hours every night to hit the rides before you go home. HW is a good place to work.

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"Every Man Has Got to Know His Limitations"

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 3:30 AM
Yes, you will need an interview--we'll do this at the Jobs Fair. Please take a look at the Jobs section of www.holidayworld.com for more specifics.

It would probably also be a good idea to either bring a copy of the application you sent us, or email Brandon Berg to let him know which Job Fair you'll be attending, so he can pull your paperwork and have it ready.

And don't be nervous! We want this to be a fun experience!

Good luck! Paula

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Paula Werne
Holiday World PR
www.holidayworld.com/srm

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 5:48 AM
Job Fair, eh? I wonder if its time for a career change...

Moosh

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"Really.. no one thinks [Moosh is] funny down here in Texas." - Panther Modern

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