Apple’s iPhone battery ‘slowdown’ to be optional

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A software update will let iPhone owners switch off the “battery saver” feature that slows down some models, Apple has confirmed.

The option to switch off the feature will appear on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 and 7 Plus models.

Last month, Apple apologised after it was found to be deliberately slowing down some of its devices.

Customers were angry that Apple had not been upfront about its actions before the practice was discovered.

Many had long suspected the company slowed older iPhones to encourage customers to upgrade.

Apple admitted slowing some phones with ageing batteries but said it was done to “prolong the life” of the devices.

The ability to switch off the battery saver will appear in iOS 11.3 when it is released later in 2018.

The company said the feature “dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns” but customers will be able to “turn it off”.

Price drops

Replacing an affected iPhone’s battery also restores its performance.

After the practice of slowing older iPhones was discovered, Apple said it would reduce the price of an out-of-warranty battery replacement from $79 to $29 in the US for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later.

In the UK the price dropped from £79 to £25.

“With so many older iPhones in the market the battery performance issues have become a concern for a lot of consumers,” commented Ben Wood from the tech consultancy CCS Insight.

“Apple has also been under regulatory scrutiny so it is likely trying to offer as many options to consumers as possible so they can decide the best way to maximise the battery life on iPhones that are eligible for the new battery programme.”

Why this luxury apparel retailer wants to be the Spotify of fashion

Online fashion retailer Farfetch has been attracting attention this year.

In August, founder Jose Neves said a New York floatation was the “next logical stage” for the company, with a valuation rumored to be $5 billion, and in February it made headlines when Natalie Massenet joined as non-executive co-chair.

Massenet founded rival Net-A-Porter in 2000 and sold her stake in it to Richemont for an estimated £50 million ($66.8 million) in 2010, before it merged with Italian website Yoox in 2015.

And Farfetch’s future success may be down to how it recommends products to shoppers. Chief Marketing Officer John Veichmanis said he takes inspiration from how Spotify recommends music to listeners when thinking about the best ways to promote the platform.

Speaking to CNBC, Veichmanis said he would like people to be able to discover up-and-coming designers via a similar type of algorithm. “Music is very similar, it is very personal. I love Spotify because it introduces me to loads of artists I would never have listened to and I suppose that’s where I take our inspiration from,” he said.

“If you look at music, someone can sit in their bedroom now, create an amazing track and distribute it themselves, and I think that has to come to the luxury (fashion) space as well.”

Farfetch presented a 'store of the future' at its FarfetchOS conference in April 2017

Nic Serpell-Rand | Farfetch
Farfetch presented a ‘store of the future’ at its FarfetchOS conference in April 2017

Farfetch lets individual fashion boutiques sell to consumers, rather than holding stock itself, and the site has around 280,000 items for sale at any one time.

“We use information consumers have given us to tell them better stories (about products), and that’s an emerging space. I don’t think anyone is doing this very well and it’s something we are really keen to learn,” Veichmanis said.

Creativity and technology

Veichmanis, who has worked at various tech companies including Apple and Skype, said his job is made harder because people who shop for luxury fashion want something unique.

“A lot of the focus is on data science and looking at computer vision to understand which garments go together really well (or) what type of fabrics, rather than saying, ‘Well somebody’s bought this, and 10 other people have bought this other one.’ That’s completely the opposite of how people buy fashion, they want a unique perspective,” he said.

John Veichmanis, chief marketing officer at Farfetch

John Veichmanis, chief marketing officer at Farfetch

To that end, Farfetch has more than 200 people in its marketing team, of which around 25 percent are in data science and analytics, bringing in a much-needed collaboration between creative people and tech experts, according to Veichmanis.

“Our perspective is that the industry hasn’t really moved on: there is a lot of capability to target consumers, but then often you will talk to the creative teams telling the stories and they are completely disconnected from what the technology can do. What we are trying to do is put those people together,” he told CNBC.

Net-A-Porter owes some of its success to its fashion content, including digital magazine the Edit and printed title Porter, and Veichmanis said it’s also a key part of marketing for Farfetch, ahead of advertising. “We are publishing content every day, we are not thinking about paying for Q1 or Q3 (advertising). If we see something that is relevant, we publish it.”

Farfetch founder Jose Neves

Nic Serpell-Rand | Farfetch
Farfetch founder Jose Neves

Farfetch also has about 100 personal shoppers for its biggest-spending customers and around 25 people who merchandise the website, putting products together to make outfits.

Machines are unlikely to be able to completely take over the role of curator, but the company spends much of its research and development budget in working out the best way to recommend products to people — and not just the top spenders.

Having such a large product selection might delight fashionistas, said Veichmanis, “but that’s not useful unless you can make it relevant to a consumer.”

People are dyeing their hair to match Pantone’s color of the year

Pantone's color of the year, Ultra Violet, has made its way into salons. Learn how to achieve the trendy look with tips from an expert.

When Pantone announced the 2018 Color of the Year, it didn’t take long for people to jump on the bandwagon. From lip color to eyeshadow to nail polish, Ultra Violet has been popping up all over the makeup aisles and in beauty routines. But perhaps the most daring way people are incorporating it into their look is by dyeing their hair various shades of this bold color.

A quick search for “ultraviolethair” on Instagram yields hundreds of images showing variations of the purple hue, like dip-dyed ends and subtle streaks, to give you all the inspiration you need. But if you’re thinking of taking the plunge and trying out this trendy color for yourself, there are a few tips to keep in mind.

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Willow Larkin, Premier and Master Colorist at Gene Juarez Salon and Spas, says anyone can pull off Ultra Violet hair, but there are a couple things to take into consideration. She says that bold and vivid violet tones require more maintenance and might not be acceptable for every work environment.

“Intense violet involves a lightening process prior to a stain to create vivid results and aren’t always easily removed out of the hair, while at the same time can fade rapidly depending on home care and hair porosity,” she said. A more muted tone could be more appropriate for your lifestyle, and depending on placement, can be easily hidden and requires less upkeep.

If you want to participate in the trend without over-processing to your hair, Larkin recommends darker shades of violet or eggplant, which she says can be a good option for someone who doesn’t want as intense a look. These shades also can be achieved without having to go through the bleaching process, but will show up when the light hits it. Anyone whose hair is already lightened can achieve a similar effect with a rinse or stain, which Larkin says will fade within a few washes and requires less upkeep.

For commitment-phoebes, Larkin has the perfect solution. She says you can get the look of Ultra Violet hair with extensions or clip-ins, which can be easily placed and moved. “Clip-in extensions are an awesome choice for younger kids and anyone who wants to easily remove and place their own sections and requires zero commitment,” she said.

A higher-maintenance color like Ultra Violet needs special attention to keep the color looking its best, so it’s important to use the proper products after you leave the salon. Larkin recommends “a professional brand sulfate-free shampoo” to help prolong the life of your color. She says to also beware that vivid colors like this can transfer onto lighter colored clothing or white bathtubs.

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Unfortunately this isn’t a color that can be easily achieved at home and is best left to the professionals. Many stylists are also “specially trained to tailor services for each individual client to preserve the integrity of the hair and increase the durability of their color,” Larkin says. Attempting a DIY dye-job can also result in an unwanted shade or damaged hair, which will end up requiring a trip to the salon anyway to have it corrected.

Why feminists want Mila Kunis to turn down a Harvard award

A Harvard University theater group with an all-male cast is under fire from those who say it should allow women onstage — and they’re asking Mila Kunis to take up their cause.

On campus and off, detractors are calling on the Hasty Pudding troupe to start casting women and to update sexist portrayals of women. Amid the debate, some are calling on Kunis to reconsider her acceptance of the group’s Woman of the Year award on Thursday to protest the exclusion.

“It would be a wonderful thing for her to not accept this award, to say this is gender inequality,” said Liz Kantor, a senior studying molecular and cellular biology, who auditioned for this year’s show. “There are women on campus who are more than willing to take advantage of these opportunities, yet they’re still being excluded.”

Hasty Pudding is known for bawdy comedic revues that feature men in drag playing female characters, a longstanding tradition in the group, which says it was formed in 1795.

But more recently, women have sought acting roles in the student-written parodies, which are shown in Massachusetts, New York and Bermuda and have helped launch careers for former students ranging from Jack Lemmon to Broadway composer Larry O’Keefe.

Kantor is among about 20 women who auditioned for this year’s show as a form of protest, an idea started by two women in 2015. Each year, the women have promptly been cut.

Women can instead take behind-the-scenes jobs, including writing the shows or working on the business staff or technical crew, the group says on its website.

The group has been criticized for its all-male cast before, including in a 2016 petition from dozens of former members who urged it to accept women.

Students on Hasty Pudding’s executive board, which is led by a woman and includes several female members, declined to comment for this article. Overall, about half the 50 students involved with the group are women.

The troupe’s all-male cast took cues from the Shakespearean era, when men played all roles. Harvard itself admitted only male undergraduates until a partial merger with Radcliffe College in 1977.

The Man and Woman of the Year awards precede the kickoff of the annual revue, which includes more than 30 performances in February and March.

Kunis, whose credits include “That ’70s Show” and “Black Swan,” has spoken out sharply against sexism in entertainment, including in a defiant 2016 essay . She did not respond to a request for comment.

Others recently named Woman of the Year by the group include Octavia Spencer and Amy Poehler, who cracked a biting joke about the group’s exclusion of women when she accepted the honor in 2015.

“You know it’s time for a change when the Augusta National Golf Club has lapped you in terms of being progressive,” Poehler said, referring the Georgia club’s 2012 decision to admit women.

Some critics are also challenging the portrayal of women in the revues, which have featured characters with names like “Donna My Knees” and “Sheila Rowsya.”

“It just magnifies the misogyny that men are portraying these characters,” said Kantor, of West Nyack, New York. “They’re usually just the most blatant stereotypes you could think of.”

Hasty Pudding stated as a social club, taking its name from the porridge members brought to meetings. The school recognizes Hasty Pudding as a student group but doesn’t necessarily endorse its views, a school spokesman said. Officials declined to comment specifically on its casting policies.

But the administration has been working to curb campus groups that exclude members based on gender, including secretive all-male groups known on campus as “final clubs.”

Students who join single-gender social groups, for example, are banned from taking campus leadership positions, but Hasty Pudding is considered an arts group, not a social group, and isn’t subject to the rule.

Women who have pushed for a place in the cast say students are split. Some say women in drag wouldn’t be as funny, and some say the all-male cast is a tradition that should be protected.

But freshman Elle Shaheen, a theater major who auditioned for the cast, said the group is missing an opportunity to update its attitudes.

“This issue is not necessarily just about women. It’s about theater being all-inclusive,” said Shaheen, 18, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “I plan on continuing to fight for it, and I’ll audition next year, and the year after that.”

Breakup may have motivated Texas high school shooting, alleged gunman had violent past

A recent breakup may have pushed a student with a history of aggressive actions to shoot and seriously injure a 15-year-old girl in the cafeteria of their Texas high school on Monday, officials said.

Multiple students and a parent told FOX4 News the 16-year-old suspected gunman at Italy High School was in a relationship with the victim, but the pair had recently broken up. The students and parent told FOX4 the teenager was very upset about the breakup.

“I did know that the guy that was shooting was mad at the girl because she had left him for somebody else,”  Danaisia McCowan told FOX4. “So he shot at one guy and missed him, and then he shot at her.”

The suspect, whose name has not yet been released by police, appeared in court Wednesday after being charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The judge ordered the 16-year-old to remain in juvenile detention on the grounds that he is a danger to himself and others and does not have adequate supervision. He will undergo a psychological evaluation before his next detention hearing on Feb. 7, according to FOX4.

In this photo from video by KDFW Fox4, law enforcement personnel gather outside the high school in Italy, Texas, following an active shooter incident at the school Monday morning, Jan. 22, 2018. Sheriff's officials said a boy who is a student at the school was taken into custody. (KDFW Fox4 via AP)

Law enforcement personnel gather outside the high school in Italy, Texas, following an active shooter incident.  (FOX4)

The 16-year-old’s parents were in court, along with the victim’s mother but cameras were not allowed because he is a juvenile, FOX 4 reported. The suspect’s name and mugshot also will not be released.  Officials have not yet announced if the case will remain in juvenile court, or whether prosecutors will charge him as an adult.

Ellis County sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald told the Associated Press officials would inquire about any dating history involving the two as part of the investigation. Fitzgerald also said officials know where the handgun used in the shooting was obtained, but declined to publicly reveal that information.

The 15-year-old girl who was wounded in the gunfire is in “good spirits,” Italy Independent School District Superintendent Lee Joffre said Tuesday after making a visit at a Dallas hospital.

“It is an amazing demonstration of her strength that she was able to survive this,” he told reporters.

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While officials have not officially released the name of the girl, an off-duty Dallas firefighter is being credited with helping to save her life.

In this photo from video by KDFW Fox4, law enforcement personnel gather outside the high school in Italy, Texas, following an active shooter incident at the school Monday morning, Jan. 22, 2018. Sheriff's officials said a boy who is a student at the school was taken into custody. (KDFW Fox4 via AP)

Authorities believe a breakup may have motivated a shooting at the high school in Italy, Texas.  (FOX4)

Capt. Charles Hyles told FOX4 News his kids go to the high school, and when he heard what happened Monday he ran inside the school to help. That’s when he found the girl shot four times on the ground in the cafeteria.

“She was saying, please don’t let her die. We told her we would not let her die,” Hyles said. “I felt a special bond with her. When she made me promise she wasn’t going to die, I needed to follow up on my promise that I would see her at the hospital.”

Noelle Jones suffered injuries that “range from a bullet lodged in her neck, another removed from her abdomen to a foot of unrepairable small intestine having to be removed,” according to a GoFundMe page set up to help her family with medical expenses.

Fellow students said the shooter had a violent history, and one parent told FOX4 she had complained to school administrators after the same boy threw scissors at her daughter in anger.

Cassie Shook, a 17-year-old junior at the school, told the AP she was angry when she learned who the suspect was because she’d complained about the boy at least twice to school officials, including to a vice principal.

“This could have been avoidable,” she said. “There were so many signs.”

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Shook said she first went to school officials after the boy allegedly made a “hit list” in eighth grade and her name was on it. Then last year, the boy got angry during a class and threw a pair of scissors at her friend and later threw a computer against a wall, she said.

Joffre has repeatedly said that he can’t comment on disciplinary actions involving students. He says that the district “adheres to regulations established by the Texas Education Agency.”

“I have confidence that our administration always addresses the Texas education code appropriately,” he said.

In his statement Tuesday to parents and the community, Joffre said he understands they have “many questions and concerns.” At a news conference Tuesday afternoon at a church that lasted less than five minutes, Joffre said he’d like to help “possibly address some of the concerns” about “conversations and speculation regarding student discipline.”

Taco Bell employee assaults manager with hot burrito

A Taco Bell employee became outraged over having to work the morning shift and retaliated against his supervisor by whipping a hot burrito at her.

An angry employee at a South Carolina Taco Bell threw a hot burrito at his supervisor following an argument, a Spartanburg Police Department report says.

On Monday, a supervisor at the restaurant said the employee got angry over having to work the morning shift.

The supervisor said she told the employee to “stop being a crybaby” after he got into several verbal disputes with other coworkers, the report said.

The employee then threw a hot burrito at the supervisor and broke his headset over his knee in a rage before throwing it on the ground where it broke into several pieces. He then stormed out of the Spartanburg, SC, Taco Bell.

The supervisor was left with melted cheese on her left arm, and down her left side and leg, WYFF reported.

Melted cheese was also found on the kitchen appliances.

The police were called to the restaurant for an assault complaint following the altercation.

According to the police report, warrants in the case will be pursued, but no arrests have been made so far.

In-N-Out Burger reveals managers make $160k on average

The burger chain was also given a 91 percent on Glassdoor from employees would recommend working at In-N-Out to a friend.

In-N-Out revealed the salary of its managers in a recent interview with the California Sun.

According to the report the fast food restaurant pays its restaurant managers on average more than $160,000, which is more than triple the fast food industry average.

Workers at the family-owned chain begin at $13 per hour, which is $2.50 above California’s current minimum wage. Employees can work their way up to get the coveted manager’s salary, and a college degree is not necessary.

Benefits also include health insurance, vision, 401K and dental plans.

KTVU reached out to In-N-Out Burger corporate who confirmed managers make on average $160,000, but they did not release additional details.

Employees seem to appreciate working for In-N-Out. On Glassdooor.com 91 percent of employees would recommend working at In-N-Out to a friend. One former employee wrote that it can be a bit fast paced and stressful at times but it’s “great pay, and you can move up fairly quickly.”

Google cloaks itself in virtue, lawsuit may unmask it

Details included in the lawsuit raise concerns about contempt for conservatives.

The wealthy and powerful have a way of steamrolling those who have less. Silicon Valley, however, prefers to cloak itself in virtue. Unlike the company towns of yore, Mountainview, California was supposed to be different. There, it was supposed to be about “Googliness,” an almost mythical “mashup of passion and drive that’s hard to define but easy to spot.”

But every now and then reality intrudes. These days, Google finds itself in the barrel for alleged political discrimination in connection with the termination of James Damore and David Gudeman, two ex-employees and the lead plaintiffs in a recently commenced class action brought in a California state court.

In its most rudimentary form, the case raises the question raises of whether Google discriminates against plaintiffs (i) “due to their perceived conservative political views”; (ii) “due to their male gender”; and/or (iii) “due to their Caucasian race.”

To be sure, they may have been fired for “all of the above.” Or they may have been canned for being first class jerks and flaunting internal policy. In the end, the trial court will sort that out. Regardless, this is one lawsuit that Google can definitely do without.

The Damore class action raises questions about what Google is about, and whether all of its high-minded rhetoric and self-image are simply illusory.

For a company whose motto is “don’t be evil,” Google is not having the easiest time. This latest episode follows a September 2017 lawsuit brought by three women who alleged that the tech giant systemically paid men more. There was also the company’s opposition to legislation that sought to halt online child sex trafficking.

So how did Google become embroiled in this latest mess? Well, last summer Damore unleashed his salvo against Google’s “ideological echo chamber” – at the same time that Google’s compensation practices were being put under the figurative microscope. Damore also suggested that biology may have something to do with men being particularly suited for hi-tech. And yes, that’s a big deal.

To put things in perspective, Lawrence Summers, Bill Clinton’s former Treasury Secretary, was forced to walk away from his job as president of Harvard a year after he told a 2005 economics conference that “under-representation of female scientists at elite universities may stem in part from ‘innate’ differences between men and women.” Suffice to say, comments like that can have serious consequences.

Like Summers at Harvard, Damore struck a nerve. According to court papers, Google employees demanded that Damore be axed, and that those who shared his views should be purged.

Google’s senior managers allegedly told Damore that he was fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” The Complaint even contains a quote from another Google employee who demanded that Google fire Damore, but also “severely” discipline or terminate those “who have expressed support.” Was that righteous indignation, conformity run amok, or a little of both?

As for Gudeman, he questioned a Muslim co-worker who claimed he was being targeted by the federal government because of his religion. According to the lawsuit, Google alleged that Gudeman had accused his colleague of terrorism.

Do Damore and Gudeman come up short in the tact department? Bigly. Are they clods, clowns, or worse? Maybe so. But that’s not the end of the discussion. There are two pesky things out there. One is called free speech, and the other is the State of California.

Under California law, political speech appears to be protected from retaliation – even from private actors. Unlike the First Amendment that guaranties speech rights in the face of government retribution, California appears to extended speech protections to private sector employees.

Whether Google broke the law will likely be hashed out in court, and it’s safe to say that lots of folks will be watching – and with good reason. The Damore case raises questions about what Google is about, and whether all of its high-minded rhetoric and self-image are simply illusory.

In the end, trial-related discovery has a way of shining a light on things corporations don’t want to be exposed, like lobbying practices and internal ethics. For example, when Google was slapped with an antitrust investigation in 2010 by the Texas Attorney General’s office, it had no qualms about hiring Ted Cruz, then merely a former state solicitor general and the AG’s former deputy, to help kill the investigation. When pressed, Google offered no comment on its strategy.

Google’s official documents are also potentially problematic. According to Google’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company prides itself on its uniqueness and its commitment to democracy – their words, not mine. Google put it this way: “Google is not a conventional company … We believe that technology is a democratizing force, empowering people through information.” As for its corporate culture, Google had this to tell the SEC: “We strive to hire great employees, with backgrounds and perspectives as diverse as those of our global users.”

In other words, Google’s version of diversity was not just about fielding a corporate softball team that could double as a United Colors of Benetton ad. Rather, diversity at Google was also supposed to be about heterodoxy, multiplicities of thought and viewpoints.

But from the looks of things, apparently not so much. The spiel it gave to federal regulators and sold investors may not comport with actual reality. From the looks of things, Google is finding out that moral hygiene can get complicated, and that lawsuits seldom wind up the way parties hope they do. If these cases drag on, Google will have some explaining to do.

iPhone X long-term review: A bit of a love-hate relationship

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone X during a launch event in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 12, 2017.

The iPhone X has been with me constantly for more than two months. There’s a lot to like and some not to like.

In this review, I’ll start with the don’t-likes.

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Face ID

This works really well on my laptops – I put my HP Spectre 13 on my lap and it recognizes my face instantly. No lag, no misses, it just works. That’s not the case for the iPhone X. It’s missing the consistency.

As I’ve written before, I would prefer to have the option to reach over and tap a Touch ID button instead of positioning my face to get identified, similat to the the cheaper iPhone 8, which I’ve also been using.

When Face ID gets better – for example recognizing your face while the phone is at an angle sitting on your desk – that would probably put an end to any of my objections.

Bang for the buck 

The iPhone X starts at $999, which is MacBook-like in its cost. Ounce for ounce, the $699 64GB iPhone 8 is a better deal. For that matter, so is my $649 64GB Google Pixel 2.

Apple does a good job of wowing consumers with advertising the front-facing True Depth camera, dual 12MP rear cameras, borderless display and Face ID. But I can get great photos, a great display (despite the borders), and my preferred-Touch ID on the iPhone 8.

Camera 

There’s no doubt that the iPhone X has an incredible camera and its ability to take 4K video at 60 fps is very impressive. But in testing that I’ve done, comparing still photos taken with my cheaper Pixel 2, it’s a wash.

So, the iPhone X’s dual rear camera doesn’t trump the Pixel 2’s excellent single rear camera, in my experience.

Now that I’ve run through a list of things I don’t like, here are aspects of the iPhone X I do like.

 

Design

The iPhone X exudes the classic Apple design ethos. That is, it’s gorgeous.

This isn’t trivial when you’re paying (at least) $1,000 for a phone. What I like about the X is that the back and sides are as striking as the borderless front of the phone.

And it feels great in the hand too and checks off the one-hand operation box.

Display

Organic light-emitted diode (OLED) displays are a tricky business. Some, like those on the Samsung Galaxy S8 series, are great, some aren’t.

Apple should be commended for nailing its 5.8-inch OLED right of the gate. It’s a great balance between size, vibrant colors and realism.

Fast

The iPhone X is really fast by pretty much every metric. Both benchmarks and real-world use.

True Depth Camera 

Apple is definitely on to something with its new front-facing camera. The ability to, for example, analyze more than 50 muscle movements that mirror your expressions in different Animoji is cool.

And packing all of that sensor technology into the relatively inconspicuous notch (which I don’t notice anymore) is a good idea. That’s the future and Apple is well positioned to lead here.

Disney parks’ most coveted jobs, according to cast members

According to cast members, these are the best jobs you can have at Disney Parks.

Users on a subreddit were asked what the best job at a Disney park is, and many park insiders had some advice for prospective applicants.

It may come as a surprise, but the top comment on the thread, provided by user Susurrations, answered that the best job in the park isn’t as a character or ride operator — it’s as the park’s electrician.

The Reddit user wrote that their brother works this job at a Disney park: “Most of the year he drives around in a little golf cart all day and fixes stupid simple quick-fix type stuff… Part of the year he helps with attraction renovation which is harder work but he loves getting to see behind the scenes of big rides and such.”

The user added: “Also, apparently his golf cart goes the perfect speed for hatching eggs in Pokemon Go.”

Not a bad gig.

Some other intriguing career paths mentioned in the thread included working in Animal Kingdom (because it closes the earliest), being a “face” character, like a Disney Princess, and working as a server at VIP Club 33 (because of the tips).

According to one user, who said they worked at Disney’s California Adventure for four years, everyone wants to work on the “red triangle rides,” which results in slightly higher pay. “The ride people wanted in my area was screamin or grizzly,” they said.

Get your pens ready and fill out those applications. Summer is just around the corner.