News Worker fired, rehired over tweet about gators at Disney World

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  1. XuXu

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    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/busi...or-employee-twitter-fired-20160715-story.html



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    Shannon Sullivan was disheartened by the sign she saw posted in the Walt Disney World break room.

    If guests ask whether there are alligators in the water around the Magic Kingdom's Tom Sawyer Island, it told employees, the correct answer is: "Not that we know of, but if we see one, we will call Pest Management to have them removed.' Please do not say that we have seen them before."

    "I was very offended by it and I was pretty vocal about it," said Sullivan, a Disney College Program participant working in Magic Kingdom restaurants.

    She tweeted out a picture of the sign, which was typed on paper in several different colors.

    Disney quickly removed the sign, which the company had not authorized to be posted. Around the same time, Sullivan was fired.

    The Orlando Sentinel inquired about Sullivan's termination Thursday evening. On Friday morning, Magic Kingdom Vice President Dan Cockerell paid a personal visit to Sullivan to offer her the job back. She will return to work until later this month, when her internship was originally scheduled to end.

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    Disney firefighters were warned to stop feeding alligators

    When visitors ask about alligators, Disney said it has advised workers to acknowledge that parts of the theme-park resort can attract wildlife. They are also supposed to tell guests to notify security if they see any alligators.

    Disney said it does not know who posted the sign and that no one else is being disciplined over the incident. Cast members were trying to do the right thing, the company said.

    "We do not want our Guests to be afraid while walking around Frontierland," the sign read.

    Sullivan said she knew sharing a picture of the sign on social media might get her in trouble. But she was bothered by the idea of misleading visitors. "At this point it became my morals and my integrity and what I believe in," she said. "I thought if I lose my job because of that, it's worth it to me."

    Sullivan said a manager confronted her Thursday with the tweet, told Sullivan that her College Program stint would end early and took her identification. She was then escorted from the park.

    Awareness of alligators has been heightened after one snatched 2-year-old Lane Graves from the shore of Seven Seas Lagoon last month, dragging him into the water and killing him. Since then, many guests have come forward with stories of Disney gator sightings. Emails obtained by the Orlando Sentinel this week showed Disney firefighters had been admonished for feeding alligators on the property.

    The Rivers of America around Tom Sawyer Island is one place where people have spotted alligators in the past. Sullivan's tweet circulated this week in response to a photo someone else shared of an alligator at Disney.

    Sullivan said she was especially upset about the gator attack because she has a 2-year-old brother. Also, Sullivan said, she had been at the Grand Floridian beach just a few minutes before Lane Graves was attacked.

    After Lane's death, Disney roped off the waterfront. It also posted signs explicitly warning visitors of alligators and snakes.

    "I think you need to be telling people to be cautious, letting them know this could happen," Sullivan said.
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    That kid was a faggot anyway
     
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    Disney World is in Florida. gators live in Florida. Just tell people to be careful, They don't have to lie.
     
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    Beware of gators ........in 10 different languages
     
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    i disagree with tweeting it.

    u go to management in private and tell them u wont lie, and feel its wrong they ask anyone to
     
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    Anyone remember Disney back when they weren't pure evil?
     
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    MEMORANDUM

    From: Disney Corporate, Los Angeles

    To: Disney World, Orlando

    "Tell guests that we have replaced the Alligators with more friendlier Crocodiles"

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    The last thing anyone should worry about in flor is gators.
     
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    Interactive Wildlife Demonstration for Disney Guests

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    It's a small gator after all...
     
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    "Cast Members"

    Even the gift shop workers are "cast members"
     
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    we did a family trip to WDW not long after it opened and I still have the commemorative guide that was out at the time. even as a 13 year old, I was struck with how out in the f'ing boonie swampland it was. It was a swamp before, its still a swamp and when the zombie apocalypse comes, it continue being a swamp.
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    bay lake before WDW
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    a shitload of fill material later
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    in a way its like Jurassic Park.
     
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    And they make minimum wage on a permanent basis.
     
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    It's a minimum wage job.. not a career..
     
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    No.