Write a letter to your French friend giving advice as to Disneyland employment [16 out of 20, 2000/2001]

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FRANÇAIS ENGLISH

Vous avez passé du temps l’été dernier à travailler chez Disneyland Paris. Un(e) ami(e) franҫais(e) a l’intention de faire la même chose l’été prochaine. Écrivez une lettre pour lui parler de votre travail et pour lui donner des conseils

You spent some time working at Disneyland Paris last summer. A French friend intends to do the same next summer. Write a letter to him(/her) talking about your work and giving him(/her) some advice

Cher Zinedine,

Salut! Tu m’as dit que tu as l’intention d’aller travailler chez Disneyland Paris. J’ai passé les vacances d’été dernières à ce parc d’attractions, et je te conseille de suivre mon exemple – c’était vraiment enrichissant; le meilleur temps de ma vie.

Chaque jour là était comme un rêve, et je gagnais pas mal d’argent, de nouvelles initiatives et nouveaux copains tous les jours. J’y suis allé aprés avoir réussi aux ‘A Levels’ (j’étudais dur pendant beaucoup de mois) et ce travail a remont le sourire sur mon visage – il a remis un peu de joie dans ma vie.

L’année dernière, il y avait environ deux mille six cent soixante six employés, mais cette année il y aura beaucoup plus de travailleurs. Les postes incluraient: des hôtes de nettoyages, employés d’étage, serveurs et vendeurs, et je te conseille d’essayer d’être serveur, car – l’année dernière – ils ont eu le travail le plus facile. Il faut parler les langues étrangères pour comprendre les ordres, mais il y avait des récréations regulièrements et longs. Je pense que 50% de la clientèle est étrangère chaque année, donc les compétences langues étrangères sont essentielles.

Si tu peux accepter les règles de la hiérarchie pyramidale de Disneyland Paris, tu auras un tas de succès, et tu l’aimeras beaucoup. À mon avis, un travail chez Disney est plus valorisé par les employeurs, et il t’aidera à trouver un métier plus tard plus facile.

Je te conseille vraiment de prendre ce voie pour l’été,

À bientôt,

Larry Larham

P.S. Dans ce cadre de rêve, les heures de travail sont de 9 heures du matin (pas trop tôt!) à 5 heures de l’après-midi (et c’est possible de sortir le soir avec les autres employés) et on est payé au Salaire minimum interprofessionnel de croissance. [^]

Dear Zinedine,

Hello there! You mentioned that you intend to work at Disneyland Paris. I spent the last summer holiday at this amusement park, and I advise you to follow my example – it was truly rewarding; the best time of my life.

Every day there was like a dream, and I gained a good amount of money, inspiration, and friends every day. I went there after passing my ‘A Levels’ (I studied hard for a number of months) and this job put the smile back on my face – it put a bit of joy back in my life.

Last year there was about two thousand, six hundred and sixty-six employees, but this year there will be many more workers. The job roles will include: cleaners, housekeepers, waiting staff, and salespeople, and I advise you to try and work as a waiter, because – last year – they had the easiest job. It is necessary to be able to speak foreign languages in order to understand the orders, but there were long and regular breaks. I think that 50% of the customer base is foreign every year, so foreign language skills are essential.

If you can abide by the rules of Disneyland Paris’ pyramidal hierarchy you will have a load of success, and you will thoroughly enjoy it. In my opinion, a job at Disneyland Paris is highly valued by employers, and it will help you to more easily find a job later in life.

I urge you to follow this path in the summer,

See you soon,

Larry Larham

P.S. In this dreamy organization, the working hours are from 9 o’ clock in the morning (not too early!) to five o’ clock in the afternoon (and it’s possible to go out in the evening with the other employees) and you are paid at the ‘SMIC’ level. [^]

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34-year-old father of three wonderful children [William, Seth, and Alyssa]. Works as an Assistant Technical Officer in the Sterile Services Department of Treliske Hospital, Cornwall. Enjoys jogging, web design, being a bit of a geek, and supporting Arsenal FC. Obtained a BA degree in English from the University of Bolton in 2008, and has continued to gain qualifications in a diverse range of subjects thereafter.

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