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I understand that most Busch employees are considered "seasonal" and are rehired after the 1st of the year. And I understand that all seasonal and part-time jobs are re-posted every year so that all positions can be filled again.

When I clicked on one specific job for 2013 I saw that the job was only publicly listed for 5 days before it would expire. I also saw that the first qualification for the job said: "Must have succesfully held this position during the 2012 season."

My interpretation of this is "We want to hire back the same person and not pay them as a full time employee, so in order to meet EOEC demands we must publicly list this job, but we will write a job description so that only our intended rehire will qualify for this position."

Am I understanding this correctly?
 

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RE: Busch hiring practices

Yes, you actually do. This is the main thing keeping them from a Febuary opening at this point: They don't want their employees moved out of the seasonal bracket under the law.
 
Dec 23, 2011
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RE: Busch hiring practices

Also, this is a way to get familiar employees. Guests love meeting someone they already know will make their day great and if they make great experiences before, they enjoy seeing an old friend. Kind of gives that family/familiar feel to the park.

But typically tey hire you once and re-hire you until they don't want you or until you leave. Practically full-time with two month vacation :p
 
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Also hiring people that have already worked that position means that they already know what they're are doing and therefore, don't need any or as much training saving them money.
 
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And there are ways for normal team members to work during November and the first two weeks of January, there a seasonal employee and work there from March to mid January, two months off and repeat. It isn't that bad of a job, if only the pay was a little higher :p
 
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Party Rocker said:
And there are ways for normal team members to work during November and the first two weeks of January, there a seasonal employee and work there from March to mid January, two months off and repeat. It isn't that bad of a job, if only the pay was a little higher :p

Depending on what you do might mean higher pay. You get paid for your skills. Don't expect to be paid a lot for pushing a button all day (park ops)
 
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Another thing that is quite interesting is each consecutive year a team member returns to work, they get an extra 10 cents added to their pay rate. A good incentive to keep employees coming back, so yes it is unfair that they basically limit jobs to their current employees but at the same time it is fair because they go their jobs and I'm sure they want to keep them.
 
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10 cents would not make me come back for that kind of job. That's like an extra dollar a day. Doesn't sound like much of an incentive to me. Isn't there a McDonald's just down the road a bit?
 
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Yeah but when you start with 7.60 and go to 8, it builds up and adds up. And actually with the hours on some jobs it really does add up more than you think. It's not supposed to be an extra 100 dollars a day, just something to show you can get more money out of staying longer. Plus, once you get a job, you can keep it and the pay goes up a little bit each year where as with mcdonalds one pay rate for almost ever.
 
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