Your dream job

Tuesday, January 30, 2001 1:59 PM
Ok, admit! We all think about it! Stepping outside of the rat-race of your job/school, and dawning a park uniform. Be it a park executive, planning & development, ride op, or the guy who gets to walk the track of the resident woodie every morning at 4 am.

What position are you working in?

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Neil
Pittsburgh, PA

*** This post was edited by Neil on 1/30/2001. ***
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 2:37 PM
Me, the guy who sits in the (Six Flags) big chair, watching the peons design the rides and operate them.

"EEExxxccceeeellllaaaannnttt"

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What is life without geniuses?
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 3:13 PM
i'm a ride op at SFA this will be my third year
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 4:33 PM
Since I am an electrician it would be to work at a park in maintenance. Even better would be to work for a coaster manufacturer installing all the electrical components and computers.

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#1 Steel-Incredible Hulk
#1 Wood--Timber Wolf
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 5:30 PM
I go to college in Orlando, I'm hoping to get a job at IOA next fall, but I'm hoping to help design the rides once I'm out of college.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 6:22 PM
I'd love to work as a Public Relations officer at some park.

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 6:24 PM
I would LOVE to design the initial layouts of coasters for a park like CP. You know, the people that work closely with the manufactures to create a coaster. Ooooooooh yeah, that's the one....Planning and Design is the correct label for this occupation, no?

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If you are looking for trouble, you found it. -- Steven Hawking
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 6:26 PM
To compete with B&M, CCI, Morgan, and Intamin. Wait a minute that's a nightmare!
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 6:50 PM
I wish I could ride and review for Park World magazine. I plan to attempt to get a job there in the future (6 yrs.), but not the ride and review (honestly, its very unlikly). I'd like to work on the layout or customer relations.

Heres hoping!
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"Shut up brain, or I'll stab you with a Q-tip!"

~From the brilliant mind of Homer J. Simpson.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 6:58 PM
I would like to work for public relations.
Or, what would really be cool is to work for the theme department for Silver Dollar City.

So Pete, Jack if you can read this I am available!!!!!
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 7:23 PM
To park veterans out there I was wondering if you think these qualifications could get me a job in the Public Relation dept. in the amusement park industry after I graduate college in a couple.

- 6 years Communications Manager for Avenue Marketing an Internet Marketing Agency
- 6 years Webmaster for Avenue Marketing
- Major in Business Administration from Cornell
- Major in Political Science from Cornell

Realistically where could I place myself on those credentials and six outstanding referrals?

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 9:06 PM
Write freelance to periodicals that people who WORK in the industry read. Like Amusement Business(Tim O'Brien), Amusmement Today(Gary Slade), Park World, and varous others. People who hire do read them form time to time. Though mine pile up between June and September.

My dream job, well, I guess I do it everyday. Getting paid to ride coasters is a good thing. I guess there are plenty of other crap jobs out there.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 9:23 PM
Paid to ride coasters? Where do I get an application?

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"SAVING THE WORLD BEFORE BEDTIME" Powerpuff girls
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 9:46 PM
Well, to be honest, I am not in ops, but if you have ever viewed 'Kennywood Memories', when Harry Henniger needs a quick 'pick me up', he hops on the Laser Loop, or whatever, well, I try to hit a ride a day when making rounds. Water slides are a bit more tricky with the radio, cell phone, gerber, flashlite, walet, tie, etc.
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Wednesday, January 31, 2001 4:36 AM
Well for me, my real dream job has nothing to do with coasters as I really want to do aircraft accident investigation, but in a coaster related world, I would like to be head of maintanance in a park somewhere, or lead test engineer in a coaster company. Of course, if certain lawmakers get their way and some sort of government ride regulating agency is opened, my application will be right on top!
jeremy
--Who has always been facinated by why things don't work.
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Wednesday, January 31, 2001 5:37 AM
SFA is looking for a new PR director, if anyone is in that field. ;)

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, January 31, 2001 5:50 AM
I would definitely NOT be interested in working in the amusement food industry. Been there, done that (Yes, I was a CP Booster Bucks Volunteer). I worked in the Chuck Wagon Inn and the Frontier Inn, and that experience alone made me never want to work in food at CP. Let's just say that hungry customers can be quite rude!
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Wednesday, January 31, 2001 6:13 AM
I am currently the Operations Manager for the company I am employed by, but would much rather be Operations Manager for Busch Gardens Williamsburg. I need a little more "I Love My Job" and a lot less "Why Do I Put Up With This Intense Stress". After all, if you get stressed working at BGW, wouldn't you be able to relieve it fairly easily? :)


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Wednesday, January 31, 2001 11:33 AM
Six Flags could use a few new PR people.

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
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Wednesday, January 31, 2001 11:40 AM
I would rather be the tycoon that owns the themeparks then design the coasters, just because there's more business in my family's blood than engeneering.
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