I did apply for the extension, but sadly did not get it. Applications went up June 8th-17th, and we found out July...1st? I think. Either the 1st or 3rd, which was funny since it said we would find out anytime between July 4th and 11th. Very few people got acceptances. And I mean, VERY FEW. The majority were denied, even if they had no points. This led many to believe that there was some mistake, and that people got denial letters who should have been accepted, and the real letters are coming out on monday... blah blah blah. It was all rumors. All I can say, is please don't go with the mob mentality. It's so frustrating to read people spreading stuff when they weren't actually told themselves by a Disney employee. I will say, keep your record card SPOTLESS. Just because they say that you only need less than five points to qualify for extensions, the people who were accepted had 0 or 0.5 points. I had 4.5. Which is another thing. Photopass apparently has a completely different requirement to go seasonal or PT (transfer guidelines) So the whole time I thought I was okay with the 4.5, i was actually 0.5 over. Photo is 4 or less which I didn't know and didn't find out until a few weeks ago, shortly after my extension denial. (Like I said... a little depressing the last month or so...) I'm working with a head manager to see if there is anything that can be done, otherwise I have to go home and wait til September 12th for my first point to fall off (six months after I got it) at which point, I can apply for seasonal or PT work.
Despite all this, work has still been amazing!!! It's hot as heck out here, and the humidity makes it hard to go to work sometimes, but I think i'm getting a little used to it! I'm really glad I came for Spring (despite what I wrote earlier...) because it was a gradual change to this humidity. If I had come straight out here from California, in the middle of summer, for the fall program, I don't know if I would have made it.
|That's me in the back! Second from last.|
I have more as I want to write down everything before the end. August 12th is quickly approaching. :(
|The EPCOT Photopass CROW team!|