SeaWorld Entertainment permanently lays off some furloughed workers

Posted Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:55 PM | Contributed by Jeff

SeaWorld, in an SEC filing, says the company committed to terminating some of its furloughed employees on Friday. The company did not specify how many workers will be affected.

Read more from WESH/Orlando.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:58 PM

Somewhere (was it here?) I saw a picture of an anti union propaganda poster the company is hanging for employees to see.
On it is a picture of some gaming system control thing and the message is that those union dues can buy one of these.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:14 PM
Tommytheduck's avatar

That was Delta Air Lines and it was directed at their aircraft mechanics, who were considering unionizing. It was widely criticized by employee groups and the major media outlets and was seen as an intelligence insulting cheap shot. (Which it was)

Before Delta merged with Northwest, NWA management successfully busted their mechanics union and created their own non-union regional airline, Compass. Northwest was a hostile environment before the merger.

Last edited by Tommytheduck, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:16 PM
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:32 PM

BrettV said:

Honestly it's another reason I don't feel bad cancelling my SWO/BGT pass I bought in April on a whim

You do you, but that pass provides a magnitude better experience than Disney's pass currently does.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:15 PM

Agree to disagree. They might have fireworks. But their ride operations are beyond atrocious (as opposed to just being the regular variety of atrocious in the normal times). I also saw some photos of Kraken and Journey to Atlantis only being open from 10am-2pm and the Key West area of the park until 12pm. And at least in the beginning their COVID-19 mitigation tactics were getting dogged pretty hard.

I'd rather walk on major rides at Disney and Universal than wait for one of the SWO or BGT B&Ms running one train at half capacity with 8 minute dispatches.

I'll be back when Iron Gwazi and Icebreaker open.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:10 AM
Jeff's avatar

Cuts in San Antonio:

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Friday, September 11, 2020 1:17 PM

Information on the Florida layoffs and lack of originally promised severance

Friday, September 11, 2020 1:29 PM
Jeff's avatar

The story there from the performer is not unique, I've heard a similar one from one that I vaguely know.

What a ****show. The company had its challenges when I was there years ago, but I don't even recognize it now.

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Friday, September 11, 2020 4:30 PM
Vater's avatar

An acquaintance of mine was part of a mass layoff with no severance (after being furloughed for months) by our local casino, and a week later a job listing for all the same positions was posted by the same company. What garbage.

Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:17 AM

So if it opens at all, Kraken is now open two hours a day

What was that about the Seaworld pass providing the better experience?


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