Queasy Cast Members, Get Lost!
by, 03-29-2013 at 09:03 AM (2973 Views)
The latest cast member joke making the rounds at Disneyland is that if you feel ill at work, whatever you do, don’t go to Cast First Aid.
Only it’s no joke. Employees have been instructed by management not to visit the shiny new first aid facility except for serious work-related injuries or illneses. The new policy is that sick cast members are to be automatically sent home.
If a cast member suffers a boo-boo, for example, he will first have to go to his department office’s “Comfort Kit.” The kits are stocked by Cast First Aid with Band-aids, antacid, Tylenol, etc.
Two theories have popped up to explain the new policy: first, that the Legal Department might be to blame, picking up on the trend of the last 10 years for employers to reduce their liability of misdiagnosing and mistreating employees’ health (such as refusing to hand out aspirin unless it comes individually prepackaged).
Second, the spacious new Cast Health facility, which opened January 6, may be understaffed, so Disney wants to devote its nurses’ time to more serious problems.