Who has worked at SFGAm? I have ?'s

Sunday, February 16, 2003 6:23 PM
I am so excited right now because I got a job as a ride attendant at SFGAm! My question is do you get to pick the rides you work on? If I am available anytime, how often do I work(how many days a week)? These questions were not answered by the interviewers. Any other info you think i need to know, please tell me!

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Sunday, February 16, 2003 6:28 PM
Working at the park might not be such a good thing. You might get sick of the park and not enjoy it so much.
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Sunday, February 16, 2003 6:47 PM
What a wonderful way to not answer his question.

I haven't worked there... but I did ask someone who has about how you get assigned.

From what I understand, you get assigned to a zone, and you'll work various rides in there.


No idea how accurate this info is, it's secondhand.


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Sunday, February 16, 2003 6:54 PM
Jed,

Most of the questions you have about working at SFGAm will be answered during your orientation and department training days. But in trying to answer your question, you are assigned to a unit that consists of one or a couple of rides.(ie: Demon/Orbit, or Raging Bull, or Batman/Crawler/Gig, etc.) You are trained for these rides and may become crossed-trained for rides at other units. Hope that helped some.

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Sunday, February 16, 2003 7:02 PM
Hmm.. *assuming Mystical Flying Cow works at the park, I wonder who he/she is*
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Sunday, February 16, 2003 7:02 PM
During the summer you can rest assured you'll work 40 hours a week. Probably more if you want to.

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Sunday, February 16, 2003 7:11 PM
Hmmm....I wonder who I am and if I work at the park. You may never find out Sky Whirl Guy. Let's just say I know a lot of people who do work at SFGAm...including you. ;)
*** This post was edited by Mystical Flying Cow 2/17/2003 12:12:34 AM ***
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Sunday, February 16, 2003 7:31 PM
Typically, you're assigned to a home "area." North includes Carousel Plaza and Orleans Place, South is County Fair, West is SouthWest Territory/Demon area, and East is IW/V2, etc. (If I remember right. It's been a couple of years). Anyway. They give you a home area and depending on your age, etc, train you for those areas. You get a home ride which you'll probably spend most of your time on. You will be trained for kiddies. There's no way out of that...

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Sunday, February 16, 2003 7:40 PM
Looks like I have nothing to say :) But yeah, most/all of questions will be answered at your training. I dont think you wont like the park more....in fact, youll like it more besides the rides :) for me anyway

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Sunday, February 16, 2003 8:27 PM
Well, I only knew a few people who called a certain ride the magical mystical flying cows...

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"If two coaster trains almost hit each other, why is it called a near miss and not a near hit?"

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Monday, February 17, 2003 7:19 AM
Well, I worked at the other GA and wasn't able to pick my home area. However, getting 'stuck' running the Whizzer wasn't such a bad thing. Anyway, you work there long enough, you'll end up running all of them.

Anyway, although you may never have the desire to go to that park again after working there for a long time, the memories will be well worth it. Be nice to guests (without them, you'd not have a job), try not to get cynical, and remember to have lots of fun!!!

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"Know thyself!"

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 4:13 AM
I'm from the St. Louis park, but every spring we come up there to help out on the Math/Science/Physics days that GA has. All I can say Jed, is that you don't have to stand at the top of the flumes in 40 degree weather while it is drizzling. Also, if any of you are working those days this year, let me know and I'll try to look you all up.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 1:09 PM
when i was first hired and i went through my interview and i was hired i got to pick what unit i wanted right there. from what i understand its different this year. i believe that you are going to have to wait til you go through orientation to find out what unit that your at. if at some point if you wrote down what ride you wanted more then likely that is what you'll get unless its full but i dont think that is very likely right now. its still early.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 1:33 PM
I knew about that zone thing thing the Iron Wolf Guys were talking about that when the ride was closed down or something and I was in the Station.I also heard while in your zone you get to ride the rides in your zone after the park closes or there are like certain days where you can rides or something like that.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 5:05 PM
Jed, I can answer all you questions.

First off YES there are 4 sides. North, South, East and West. North is all of HT Square except Orbit and all of Orleans except Rapids. East is Yankee and Yukon including Rapids but not Camp Cartoon Network. South is all of County Fair except Demon and includes CCN. West is SW Terr and Demon and Orbit. Hope I didn't confuse ya.

They should have asked you by now where you wanted to go, unless you didn't have your interview or processing yet. You didn't say. They will give you some options. It might not be a coaster, but if you remain a good employee that shows up on time, doesn't complain when they ask you to go somewhere (another ride) and if you ask if you can be cross-trained for other rides then they will give them to you. Call-ins and no-shows sometimes necessitate the need for others to be trained. The trick it to let them know that you want to be cross trained. Don't beg or bug them about it, but keep it in the back of your supervisors mind.

You will most likeley work 5 days a week, 7-8 hours a day. If the park has a crappy attendance day they will sometimes send ya home early. If it gets busy, then they might ask you to stay later if you have an opening shift. You'll tend to get more overtime opportunities later in the year (into late July and August)

Other things to know. Hmmmmm. Anytime they give stuff away for free take advantage of it. Like free chicken strip day, ice cream day and rootbeer float day. Make new freinds. The more people you know, the better (as long as you're a nice kid) Go to ALL of the rides nights, and find a group to go with (its more fun that way) Don't step in any garbage water. If you start anytime before May 19 get a pair of pants to go along with that blue polo, and some black gloves are a good idea. And a SF jacket. And if you are working in April, get a rainsuit. Trust me on this.

Oh, and you'll have to stop posting on CoasterBuzz when you start working there.

Edited for spelling.

*** This post was edited by spacemountain_551 2/18/2003 10:08:34 PM ***

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 5:20 PM
There's a gray area about posting on websites if you work at Six Flags. Company policy frowns on it. But, keep yourself incognito and a low profile, and don't divulge any sensitive information. That's what I did, and I had no problems. Most likely SFGA managers check unofficial sites about SFGA rather than larger sites like this.

Just use your brain. Don't tell people you post online.

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