Have my hobby job for retirement

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  1. swansong1

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    So...I'm going to be a Photo Pass Photographer at Disney World. :)
     
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    Perfect!
     
  4. Jem

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    That is so awesome!

    Now-correct me if I'm wrong-but didn't you move down to FL a while ago after retiring because you were going to work at Disney? Did you do this but then decided to teach again? Or am I thinking of someone else? I read your 'I'm retiring' post and got a bit confused. ;)

    Also, I'd love to hear your stories about working there. It's always been a dream of mine. I turned down the college program because it was the same semester I was suppose to start the School of Ed, and I've always regretted it a bit. Dh refuses to move to LA or Orlando so I can work there, but in moments of weaknesses says he might consider it for a year or two when we're retired. Although I think I'll always be working in some capacity. ;)
     
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    Excellent! Sounds like all those AtoZers who visit Disney World will have to ask for you.
     
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    :thumb: enjoy!
     
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    Sounds like fun, although I personally don't like amusement parks! I bet you will see some of my students in Oct and Jan, when parents pull them out for trips!
     
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    Jem, I moved back to Orlando several years ago with the intention of retiring then and working for Disney. My plans changed and I taught for three more years. Now I can financially swing it on a lower income.

    Plus, this next school year teacher salaries will be tied into testing and I refuse to be a part of that.
     
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    Fun! If you're there in August, you might take our family pic. :D

    Enjoy!
     
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    Does this mean you will take pictures when families enter the park, or taking pictures for annual passes? Have fun! I would love to work for Disney!
     
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    I think I will be rotated all over the parks to take pictures of guests.
     
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    Very cool! I'm heading to Disney in August! Can't wait, haven't been since 2010!
     
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    I'm excited that this year my son and I won't have to renew our annual passes. That's almost a thousand dollars saved...

    ...and gives me more money for the really important stuff...like chocolate! :hugs:
     
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    Awesome, I will be there sometime this summer. My friend's sisters husband works there so I can get a free pass. I know he enjoys it.
     
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    Oh how fun! :)
     
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    That would be so fun!
     
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    Look for me...I'll be the one in the photo pass photographer costume :D
     
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    Sounds like fun! :)
     
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    Perfect!! You will have a blast!

    I can't believe that was 3 yrs ago. Man, time flies!
     
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    My niece spent time after graduation working photo pass as an internship. She is now working in some other division. She enjoyed it! Some of the less mature workers didn't play the Disney game well, and we're not invited back.
     
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    That is so awesome! I just went to Disney and thought of how wonderful it would be to do that one day! Enjoy!
     
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    Thanks for all your well wishes!
     
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    How awesome! My cousin worked there as a graphic designer, and regrets leaving every day!
     

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