Disney World is back open, but all is not back to normal.
When the Disney parks initially closed, we had no idea what to expect for the coming months. Now, we’re still getting out minds around just how monumental the effects of the global health crisis have been. One group who has dealt with significant upset are Disney World Cast Members — some of whom still remain furloughed. Unfortunately, those furloughs may continue even longer.
According to Spectrum News, Disney has begun notifying furloughed Disney World Cast Members that the furloughs may last much longer than anticipated due to the unprecedented nature of the return to normal for the company.
Some Cast Members received emails from Disney stating “When we initially notified you of your furlough, we could not have anticipated that it could exceed six months, however, due to business circumstances that were not reasonably foreseeable at the time and given the unprecedented and ongoing nature of the pandemic and its impact on our businesses, we regret to inform you that we now reasonably expect your furlough could extend beyond six months from your initial furlough date.”
Many of the furloughs began on April 19th, so this statement means that Disney potentially expects still-furloughed workers to remain out of work through at least October 19th. Of course, the situation is subject to change. As always, stay tuned to DFB for the latest updates.
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