The Disneyland Railroad.
The Disneyland Railroad.

The Disneyland Railroad.

I can’t believe how busy I’ve been.  I haven’t written on here in a few weeks.  I haven’t folded that laundry yet.  I haven’t done a lot of things that are way past due, or that just need to get done!  I’d say the main reason – my new favorite hobby – working on The Disneyland Railroad.
When I interviewed to work on the locomotives at Disneyland, I was CLEARLY told that this would be 10-15 hours a week if I was lucky, with a few more hours during busy season.  OH how the manager under-stated that!  Since I finished training, I’ve done no less than 32 hour weeks, which the past few weeks being over 40 and over 50 hours!
I’m not sure what to do.
I love doing my consulting business.  I can make plenty of money to live on a few hours a week of consulting, which leave me time to do whatever else I want.  Versus working at Disneyland on the steam locomotives, which I love tremendously, but it pays about $13 an hour, and I’m working 5 and 6 days a week.  There really can be too much of a good thing.
So, do I quit Disneyland (again) and just cherish my short time there as a very special experience that not everyone is able to do, or do I stay, and work every weekend, holiday, night, or hot summer day, week in and week out for a company that doesn’t know how to manage their employees or plan for busy times?  The one thing I know – NOTHING will change at Disneyland.  No matter how long I’m there, they will never have enough employees to cover the workload.
I’m really stuck.  I know what I SHOULD do – quit, and keep the memory in a special place.  But is it an opportunity that is worth holding on to for the experience and the possibility of better times?
And no, they won’t/can’t cut my hours to weekends or just 4 days a week.  They would prefer that you just quit.  I know, I know – there’s no logic to that.  It would be better to have several part-time people available a few days a week, than to have NO ONE to fill the shifts.  Believe me, it’s been tried.  I’ve talk to people about it at length, and there’s nothing to be done.
The only thing I do know – I need to get to Disneyworld and experience that before I quit, so I can get in for free…