Wednesday, August 17, 2011
You are the DVC Weakest Link-- GOOD BYE!
So you go away on vacation for a few days and the entire DVC world blows up around you!
If you haven't heard, over the past week DVC has seen a shake up in its management and news come out that they botched the initial maintenance fee estimates for the new Aulani resort. And yes folks, one caused the other to happen. You don't get to make a potentially multi-million dollar 50+ year screw up and keep your job in today's corporate America!
Disney, to its credit, fessed up to the mistake. Instead of facing the potential backlash of major fee increases in the out years at Aulani sales have been halted while the real costs are determined (someone forgot to carry the zero!). Good news if you already bought, Disney will subsidize the difference for current owners. Bad news if your names is Jim Lewis, you're looking for a new gig and what better way to start an interview process then with such a public mess up?
So lets meet the new boss, pretty much same as the old boss. One difference-- the gig isn't President of DVC, nope its Senior VP. That's because Stagg's rolled the division in with the Cruise Line earlier this year. Don't kid yourself folks-- titles matter. Having President on your business card is a big difference from Senior VP, no matter what your boss may tell you.
Now the rumor mill says that the shake up may cause a delay in announcing DVC Grand Floridian, though work has already begun at the resort with room closings beginning in September.
After several boring weeks in the world of Disney I picked the wrong time to vacation!