• Cait

We Keep Moving Forward--Life after Disney

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

As I sit here this morning, a little over 12 hours since the phone call informing me my position had been eliminated, I am still trying to process how I feel.

Sad is definitely one. I’ve worked for The Walt Disney Company for almost ten years, across two continents, and in a dozen roles.

Heartbroken for my fellow Cast Members, friends, and family on both coasts as they receive their calls or anxiously wait, hoping the phone doesn’t ring.

But overwhelmingly, I feel grateful. Grateful that I can count myself as one of the lucky individuals who was part of something incredible. The people who work for TWDC are some of the most passionate, kind, and dedicated people in the world. This makes not only for good employees, but for amazing friends. The outpouring of support, love, and encouragement from hundreds of people I have met over the years has been heartwarming. It reminds me how fortunate I have been to work for a company that is more than just a job—as cliché as it sounds, it’s a family.

Of course, this doesn’t negate all the anxiety Cast Members are feeling, as they wait for the phone to ring and hope it never does. And all the gratitude and positivity won’t pay the bills for the other 25,999 people receiving the same news I did.