Mickey Isn’t Smiling On Everybody

Horror Mickey
Orlando, as you know, is home to Disney’s amusement park, one of the biggest employers in the area–70,000 people.


That’s nice you say…only Bloomberg reports that Orlando has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation @ 20%–and that’s not amusing!


Even though Disney just upped their minimum salaries to $10 an hour, they have thousands on the rolls (ride operators, bus drivers, maids, etc.) earning less than $25,000 a year (and that is similar to 40% of all the jobs in Orlando), and for that even Mickey Mouse couldn’t buy any cheese.


Funny though that Disney costs a family of 5 about $1,500 for a 4-day pass, and they just earned a profit for the quarter of $2.2 billion.


Maybe next time you go to the fun house at Disney, you’ll think for a moment that it’s really a house of horror for tens of thousands of hardworking, decent people. 


Mickey Mouse is a louse and Donald Duck is a F-unny character, indeed.  πŸ˜‰


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Live Stress Free, Almost

Live Stress Free, Almost

As we all know, stress is a killer–so you want to minimize it (if you can)!

There is a great little piece from CareerCast on the most and least stressful jobs out there in 2014.

From least stressful–audiologist.

To most stressful–enlisted military.

Anyway, to avoid stress–keep calm like the picture says, but also consider jobs with the following attributes:

– Desk job

– High growth potential

– Fewer strict deadlines

– Less travel

– Greater congeniality

– Non-hazardous

One question from the list of jobs…why be a taxi driver earning an average of almost $23,000 a year in one of the top 10 most stressful jobs, when you can be a hair stylist earning about the same and have the 2nd least stressful job out there?

So trade in your driver’s license and learn to give a great hairdo! πŸ˜‰

(Source Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)