OK, folks. Larry's got another question for the folks at ES.
I'm hoping that somebody out there can give me some information about possible IT careers at Disney. Both as in "what kind of stuff do they use there?" and "what kinds of things do they want?"
(Specifically, I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to enhance my possibility of getting some kind of IT job there, in a few years, when I'm free.)
Example: I know (because I've seen them) that they use a lot of HP printers. I have a lot of experience repairing HP printers. But there's things I don't know. For example, I don't know if Disney repairs their own printers, or do they contract it out to some other company, or do they have some kind of deal where if Disney buys HP printers, then HP assigns HP employees to support them?
(And I'll freely admit that it, frankly, doesn't take much of a tech to repair HP printers. So even if they do have their own in-house repair staff, I'd bet they don't get paid much.)
My brother (who's in charge of IT for a large law firm in Portland) suggested that I work on some Cisco certifications. But I don't know if Disney uses Cisco. (Although I'd bet the odds are pretty high.) (OTOH, I don't know if they require college degrees for those jobs.)
I know, it's a long shot. But I've been surprised, before, at the breadth of knowledge that is ES' membership.