Uh yea...by CHOICE...I'm sure they are perfectly happy with no OT....by CHOICE...yea especially when jobs are scarce...the good companies are the one's that do not screw their employees!
As far as the maintenance dude who was working those 12 hour days...God bless...but I wonder how safe that was.....which would you rather have in the hospital...a nurse in the 11 hour of a 12 hour shift or a nurse in the 7th.
I feel bad for the kids out there getiing taken advantage of. I really wonder what the impact would be of just hiring a few more part timers OR just paying the OT.....when you have to count every nickel and dime...makes me think CF is a bad investment.
Um yeah, working is a choice. No guns at the gate keeping you inside the fence. Who goes around saying their employer pays them too much?
When you sign the contract to work at the park (at least park operations), you can chose "flex" with a slightly higher pay rate, or "non-flex" and tell them what hours you are available to be scheduled for work. Jiggy shared his story's about working many hours in maintenance. I didn't get the impression he was "forced" to work them.
I worked crazy hours at Dorney. Where-else as a 18-21 year old was I going to find an employer willing to give me 70 hour work weeks ALL summer long? Dorney was a gold mine to me!
So let's say that amusement parks lose their "seasonal" status. You think they are going to pay overtime? NO. My hours would have been slice in half, and they would hire more people. I would have been scraping to find a 2nd job and then struggle to make two different schedules line up. End result, I still would have been working 70 hour weeks to making same money I wanted/needed.
If sitting on a stool in the tower of Thundercreek Mountain, watching young women in bikini tops waving to Hi toyou, and getting paid to do it is "being taken advantage of", then I like it! (From what I've experienced, maintenance has similar "perks")