Starting my new career today.

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  1. RevMike

    RevMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    Hey guys. Haven't been around here much in the last few months. My life has taken some crazy trajectories as of late. Not long ago I posted that I was mulling over a move to Florida. Well.....I pulled the trigger and put myself out there to try something I've always enjoyed and wished I could do for a living. New state. New job. This morning, having completed all my orientation, training etc, I officially begin a new life in the culinary arts at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

    It's 4:30 am as of when I'm typing this and in 15 minutes I go in and meet my new manager and get started. I'm super stoked to be working again. And even more excited to be doing what I love, which is cooking for people.

    Any good thoughts, prayers, vibes and all manner of assorted positive mojo is welcome.

    Best to all, hope I'll have more time now to talk Teles!!!
     
  2. MA6200

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    Good luck man. I did a career change at 33. It's scary but I am really glad I did. The worst part was the time right before making the decision, followed closely by the lull while going back to school.

    We're going to Disney World this year, perhaps through some twist of fate I'll run into one of your creations.
     
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    Feel free to look me up and say hi! I'm 49 so yeah it's scary, but facing any more time unemployed was even scarier!
     
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    Well good luck to ya!
    They say that if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.
    Hope it all works out for you, it's gotta feel good working for Disney!
     
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    Good luck man. It sounds like your intentions are to provide good food and that's noble. Food luck and enjoy your future.
     
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    Awesome!!

    Very excited for you!

    :)
     
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    That is awesome!! Hope things keep looking up for you and your family. Thanks for sharing the good news. Take care...
     
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    Good luck! Is this your new boss?

    [​IMG]

    ;)
     
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    Kinda, yeah.
     
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    This sounds awesome. My wife has always wanted to work for Disney. We have always heard good things about working for them. Congrats on your new job. It will be exactly what you make it out to be.
     
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    Congratulations on a new career path and evidently a totally new life experience.

    It's not related to you, but the first thing I thought about after reading your post is how I, in my past, handled going into a new job working for other people. These days I co-own a small company, but if I ever worked as an employee for someone else again I would still follow my own advice religiously: Never criticize a fellow employee's work to anyone.

    Unless something is unlawful or dangerous I've never seen any good come of complaining about a fellow employee. Never.
     
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    Go get 'em RevMike!
     
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    Congratulations, best of luck!
     
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    Thanks to all. First day went well. Very tired. It was a long day. About to start day 2.
     
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    I wish you luck, success and fun galore. Enjoy it!
     
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    Best wishes for this new part of your life !

    Enjoy the thrill of doing what you like, well done man !
     
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    Good luck to you!
     
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    Glad you're working again! I've cooked professionally a few times to make ends meet. I'd prefer to cook, instead of busting my hump wrenching on semi-trucks, but the money isn't there.:(
    Anyway, hope everything works out for you. If you love cooking, I am sure you will be cooking your --- off, at a place like that. Get some experience under your belt and you can write your own ticket at one of those fancy resort hotels on the beach.
     
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    Congratulations. Hope the first day went well.
     
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    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there....You're as happy as can be M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E. I couldn't resist.

    Congrats on your new life! I moved away from my hometown about a decade ago at age 49. Never regretted it for a minute. Best of luck.
     
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