Not only do GP hate SF

Monday, March 7, 2005 12:17 AM
Not only do coaster dorks and the GP hate SF .inc but so do its employees.

Monday, March 7, 2005 12:34 AM

ohhhhhh ok...

I guess that settles it then! Thank god!!

Monday, March 7, 2005 12:57 AM
Oh great, as if it wasn't bad enough that Six Flags reads our Xangas to scan for sensative information, now we have this.

The hatred from employees comes from the deep love for the park. Once you're there, its so incredibly hard to leave. Trust me.

Monday, March 7, 2005 1:01 AM
Well we now have consensus dangnabbit! Everyone on God's green sphere hates Six Flags including its workers. (Especially since every other working person in corporate America loves their job/employers to pieces)
Monday, March 7, 2005 9:51 AM
Get out the pitch forks.
Monday, March 7, 2005 10:32 AM
I think I missed something?

I dont hate SF's, I may not agree with some of their business stratagies, but I don't hate them.

Monday, March 7, 2005 10:42 AM
Funny...the thing that makes me hate SF the most is it's employees.
Monday, March 7, 2005 10:49 AM
I especially hate the employees who hate their shows in the (lack of) quality of their work.
Monday, March 7, 2005 11:50 AM
Yes! Indeed, hate of job=poor work habits. Maybe SF ought to hire the rest of us who like jobs at parks. I myself was hired for rides at SFA, the only SF park I applied to, but I was going to have to start out on kiddie rides. That makes sense, and I expected it, but I was insulted by the fact that I would have to work my way up to the losers who operate their coasters.

That and the fact that I was hired at GL for X-Flight.

Anyway, based on my impressions of the applicants and re-hires when I went for the interview, this year doesn't look like it's going to be any better.

Now I wouldn't mind working for SFOT. They had some excellent employees when I went. Friendly people, they were. *** Edited 3/7/2005 4:51:49 PM UTC by sirloindude***

Monday, March 7, 2005 12:48 PM
I love my job! These people be hatin'. Thats whack yo!

(I normally do not talk like that, just when I am angry)

Monday, March 7, 2005 3:15 PM
Its spelled "wack!" If you go fake the funk atleast get it right! ;)
Monday, March 7, 2005 3:24 PM

Bossstl said:
Not only do coaster dorks and the GP hate SF .inc but so do its employees.

People hate the company. I don't know if i would say that. I'd say that they more dislike them.

Monday, March 7, 2005 9:36 PM
Oooh! A SF-bashing thread! How can I resist? :)

Except that my comments are a little out of character for me.. as much as I dislike their decisionmaking processes and their lack of proper maintenance / positive guest service prior to 2003, I wouldn't say I hate them. Also, from my own experiences @ GAdv and reading recent TRs, they seem to be on a positive upturn right now.

All they need to do is ditch the people who don't really want to work there anyway as evidenced by their attitude, and they'll improve some more :)

Monday, March 7, 2005 9:51 PM
If i bought stock in SF .inc in 2000, I would hate the company.

As a coaster dork or employee I dont hate SF .inc. Just thought it was interesting that there was a blog ring out there for it. Just was shareing shhheessh!

Tuesday, March 8, 2005 9:56 AM
It's all about pride in their company for employees. SF's doesn't instill a sense of pride for the company into their employees. If you look at CP, all of the CP employees take pride in making CP the best amusement park in the country. That goes from the very top to the people who take out the trash and sweep the sidewalks. If SF would do that, the employees would treat the guests better, and therefore the guests would have a good experience and want to come back. Unfortunately for SF, it is very hard to instill a sense of pride in a young person who is only working there as a summer job and working for minimum wage or slightly better. Somehow, CP seems to do it though!!
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 10:04 AM
Saying all CP employees take pride in their job is a bit of an exaggeration.

I will say that part of the problem at Six Flags is the fact that the folks running the company don't have the length of experience with their parks and the specific markets they are in as do the folks at Cedar Fair. Cedar Point has had fairly consistent leadership since the 70's. You can't discount that.

Dorney Park got off to a rocky start after the Cedar Fair acquisition but now things are coming around. I think that is partially because Cedar Fair has had time to learn about the market. The same can be said for Geauga Lake. I suspect that in two to three years we will see marked improvement there because they will learn what does and doesn't work.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005 10:28 AM

Bossstl said:
Not only do coaster dorks and the GP hate SF .inc ... Just was shareing shhheessh!

You should choose your words carefully.


sk610 said ...If you look at CP, all of the CP employees take pride in making CP the best amusement park in the country.

I really did not find that when I visitied. Do they have operations down good? Yes Damn good, but as far as friendliness I am treated nicer at my SF's.

This is not to start at Who is better. No doubt CP knows how to run operations, and keep the park looking nice. But as far as Customer Service or friendliness, nothing stood out to me on my visit. ***

I am not a fan boy of anything. I call em like I see em! *** Edited 3/8/2005 3:40:56 PM UTC by Markieb***

Tuesday, March 8, 2005 11:12 AM
^ I agree there, I didn't see Cedar Point's staff as better than Six Flags' staff, I still got stapled there too. Good call!
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 11:27 AM
It's not about stapling.

It's about hi how are you, good morning, you need any help, thank you, smiles, etc. Can I help you?

Thats what customer service is. That is where pride and happiness of working are presented.

I saw nothing like that CP on my trip.

I saw great load times, and a clean park, nothing more.

Not knocking them, just saying I see nothing customer service of friendliness wise over SF's.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005 12:15 PM
I hate the people that hate SF employees. ;)

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