- Apr 18, 2013
Because I like to gamble? Plus, I think it's the safest bet I've ever made in my life.Perhap's you can explain why you would even do that in the first place?
I'd love to. But, doesn't that defeat the purpose?Can I just have $100 anyways? Just for fun.
And? This has been happening for years at WDI and UC. You still need people to steer the ship. If Joe Rohde was undervalued/disliked/underappreciated, WDI wouldn't have made him the captain of so many properties (especially so recently). A lot of decisions are made on a dime in this industry, but this? No, just no.Let me guess: you're gonna take the first instance of Rohde appearing in an Avatar Parks Blog vid and go back and say, "I told you so!!"
It's really not as simple as "poof! He's gone!" ...it's just that he's going into "early retirement". WDI is getting smaller... much smaller... like, almost to the point where much less is even done by them anymore.
We will know soon enough who is in and who is out.And? This has been happening for years at WDI and UC. You still need people to steer the ship. If Joe Rohde was undervalued/disliked/underappreciated, WDI wouldn't have made him the captain of so many properties (especially so recently). A lot of decisions are made on a dime in this industry, but this? No, just no.
It really sounds to me like there's confusion over terminology. When people in these positions get laid off they just don't call it that.Apparently there's a tornado going on because some people are doing a 100% 180 on everything.
I'm just going to um, wait til the dust settles.
I really have no idea. I just know people in these positions don't get "laid off". When the company decides to lay them off, they retire or become a consultant or leave the company in some other more gradual less dramatic way. My guess is if this is happening I can certainly see it causing some confusion, especially if alongside other large layoffs.It sounds to me that you're implying that they aren't being layed off, but taking a backseat. Which is also untrue.
That's valuable to the industry if he has a degree in engineering! Besides UC, there are their vendors in the area that are the true heavy hitters. Nassal is one and perhaps ITEC as well.20 yr developmental engineering officer in Air Force. Not exactly theme park design but a lot of experience on technical side.
Exactly. It was all very gracious. Though since the window, Baxter has sometimes been critical of Disney's direction.And then he "retired", very gracefully I might add. Even gave him a window on Main Street.
All-in-all, the way Disney handled it on a public level was pretty fantastic, although a large part of that had to do with Tony playing ball. (he really wanted that window!)