Six Flags Name Tags

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:08 PM
This is just a question about the employee name tags at Six Flags. I was at a Six Flags on Monday and noticed a lot of the employee name tags were an orange color instead of the usual white. Can some tell me what the orange coloration of the name tag indicates? And, one last question, what about those white cards that have holes stamped on them -- what does that refer too?

Just some random questions, thanks!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:13 PM
I'm the guessing the white cards you saw were training cards. When you become certified on a new position you get a punch so there's no confusion on who is actually trained on what.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:32 PM
I thought some Magic Mountain person said that, that means they are like 15, or 16.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:32 PM
The orange name tags indicate that the employee is either sixteen or seventeen years old; white name tags indicate that the employee is of eighteen years old or older; finally, the yellow name tags are for fifteen year olds.

As for the white cards that hang from the name tags... those are called certification cards. On the back of them, they list all the rides in the entire park, and for whatever rides have a hole punched next to them, those are the rides that employee is certified to work.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:58 PM
There is something similar with the CP name tags as well. Most employees will have a red boarder, indicating they're 18 or older. Supervisors will be blue, and those under 18 have either light or dark green.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 4:46 PM

BSBMX said:As for the white cards that hang from the name tags... those are called certification cards. On the back of them, they list all the rides in the entire park, and for whatever rides have a hole punched next to them, those are the rides that employee is certified to work.

Damn it!...I found one of those white cards exiting Nitro and my girlfriend made me toss it back at the ride control booth...I wish I would have kept it now to see what rides whatever Nitro op was certified for!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 5:45 PM
tigellinus said:

wish I would have kept it now to see what rides whatever Nitro op was certified for!

I think if you just ask them any driver would be happy to show off his certifications to you. They are not just given out. I would think they would be flattered you asked.



*** Edited 7/30/2008 9:46:57 PM UTC by Markieb***
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 6:19 PM
Here is a flash from the past...

I used to work for Astroworld in the mid 80s when Six Flags first took it over from Ballys.

The name tags "back then" (God I'm Old) for operations employees were...

White w/black lettering - Standard Employee

White w/red lettering - Foreman

Solid red engraved tag - Lead Foreman

Solid blue engraved tag - Supervisor


This color coding applied to Rides, Grounds, Food Service, Mechanics and Admin.


Dave

*** Edited 7/30/2008 10:25:38 PM UTC by Haleymon***

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7:11 PM
Back in the mid 80's -before photo IDs and bar codes, I found a plastic employee badge. I used it to eat in the employee lunchroom and paid a fraction of the the regular peeps.

I wasn't dresed for work, but I wasn't questioned in any way.

The next year, they switched to a new set of tags.

I still have it somewhere.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:10 PM

Markieb said:
I think if you just ask them any driver would be happy to show off his certifications to you. They are not just given out. I would think they would be flattered you asked.

Really? I wonder how many cert punches Bruna has?...other than El Toro ;)

Btw, so what's that piece of paper the ride ops have and have to fill out before taking a break or whatever?? Is that charting dispatch intervals or something? I also noticed it seemed like a sup or team leader had to sign off on it?

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:54 PM
You REALLY like Bruna, don't you, Tig? :) Every time I went on Toro, there was some big white dude or a sleepy looking black guy...never saw a girl operate Toro. Sexist. Hrmph. J/K. Maybe I'll see her this Friday and I'll tell her you said hi. LOL
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Friday, August 1, 2008 7:56 PM
Well you have to sign in/out for breaks and have them signed.

ALSO, a lot of the coasters will need to reach a max amount of guests before they begin running another car. It could have also been that...

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Friday, August 1, 2008 8:14 PM
Orange Name Tag - Checks restraints as slowly as possible.

Yellow Name Tag - Stands around talking on cell phone instead of watching ride.

White Name Tag - stands next to booth and talks with lead op, slowing dispatches.

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Friday, August 1, 2008 10:21 PM
^LMAO. What a smart a$$.
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Friday, August 1, 2008 10:40 PM
Sarcastic and true!
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Saturday, August 2, 2008 12:53 AM
^^^ Ironic you used Phoenix's colors to make your point.
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