Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today, I officially began my training for another position at work!
I've been able to learn and grow a lot at my job over the past year. Not only do I have my regular everyday job that I love, but I've been able to take on other responsibilities as well.
First, I became a trainer for new Cast Members. For quite a while now, I have been able to work with the new Cast Members at our location, to show them around the location and teach them how to perform our daily duties. This has been wonderful because I can not only get to know my new co-workers right away, but I can also teach in some capacity. Even though I'm not working with little kids, it's still fun to go back to my teaching roots.
Next, I got trained to be able to cover a job that is central to the location. This position basically keeps everything running smoothly. They keep all of the reservations running on time and ensure that all of the servers receive an equal number of tables throughout the day. Though I don't get to work in this position very often, I can cover breaks and fill in when someone calls out sick or is on vacation. I actually really love this position, and wish I could do it more often.
Now, I'm getting trained on a position which is kind of the equivalent to what my mom would call 'middle management.' This is another position in which I will probably not get to work very often, but I will be able to fill in for the full-time Cast Members when needed. There was a lot of information thrown at me today, and I know that there is still quite a lot to learn throughout the rest of my training, but it's exciting. I was kind of overwhelmed and nervous before I started this morning, but I feel a little better now that I have an idea of what to expect from the position.
I had to get a new costume for this position, separate from the costume I usually wear, and my little sisters thought it was hilarious that I was wearing something different this morning. I don't know what was so funny about it, but they couldn't get over the fact that I was wearing the wrong thing to work, even when I tried to explain that I would be doing something different in this costume. I guess seven-year-olds just can't understand everything!
I'm looking forward to the rest of my training, and I can't wait to see what else I'll be able to do in the future. I absolutely love my daily job, so I don't want to switch to any of the other jobs full-time, but it's great being able to fill in for these other roles so that I can switch up my routine once in a while. That's the great thing about working for Disney... you never get bored!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.