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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:02 AM

Disney CEO makes 1424 more than the median Disney worker- Who decides who brings value?

A big problem in this country is income inequality

Stephanie Ruhle had an excellent piece this morning with Abigail Disney talking about this topic - Stephanie mentioned that the Disney CEO has brought a lot of value to the company. I thought about the article that someone posted a few days ago about a boy with autism that was having a melt down and the Disney worker laid on the floor with him. That made the trip so much better for that boy's parents. That was not the first time I heard of a Disney worker doing such a thing.

When these workers do this, these stories often go viral - That brings tremendous value to the company. How many other parents with children with autism on the fence about taking their children to Disney decided to go to Disney after reading that story? Yet they don't make the big bucks these CEOs make.

Seriously, it should be criminal that CEOs and people that sit in boardrooms make insane amounts of money and people that are doing the work on the ground can hardly make ends meet. These people had to fight to make $15 per hour. Insane!

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Reply Disney CEO makes 1424 more than the median Disney worker- Who decides who brings value? (Original post)
tulipsandroses Jun 11 OP
customerserviceguy Jun 11 #1
csziggy Jun 11 #2
tulipsandroses Jun 11 #3

Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:28 PM

1. In the end

it's the people who pay Disney for entertainment.

You will not see me in any Disney amusement park or (god forbid) ship, and since they took over the Star Wars franchise, they've ruined it.

Stop feeding the beast, and see what happens to the CEO.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:09 PM

2. The boy's meltdown was at Universal Orlando Resort, not DisneyWorld

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/06/07/theme-park-employee-lay-down-ground-next-an-autistic-boy-having-meltdown-her-act-solidarity-went-viral/?utm_term=.1b5e458bc7f2

Until Disney treats their employees better, nothing will make me like them. I've lived in Florida all my life and have never been to DisneyWorld and never intend to go there.

My brother-in-law worked there. When he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, he had to work to retain his health insurance. He'd work four days a week, get his chemo on Fridays, then recover from the chemo over the weekends so he could go back to work on Monday. He did that right up until he gave up on chemo and was too sick to work any longer.

He was not just working for health insurance for himself - he had a wife and four children that needed coverage, also.

Disney will never see a penny from me - ever.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:54 PM

3. I stand corrected re: the correct theme park

I have to wonder if Universal pays their employees any better? Hmm- somehow I doubt it. I think we are in a crisis no matter the industry. My heart goes out to your brother and your family. I hope he is doing better.

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