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Name Badges and Buttons

Postby BrianPlencner » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:13 pm

Everyone,

Figured I would post 2 pictures, showing the name badges that I had while working at the park, and my collection of buttons as well.

Enjoy!

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Postby Demondude102110 » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:22 pm

Wow! Nice name badges!
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Postby twixmix0303 » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:05 pm

It's nice to see a bit of history from our parks...nice job on Crew of the Year!
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Postby redfishpaw » Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:00 am

The name tag in the lower left hand corner has a gold carousel pin on yet. Is this a 10 year pin? I have the 5 year pin on my nametag which is more round. I didn't quite make it to 10 years.
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Postby Tanya » Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:49 pm

Very cool! I like Bugs on the nametags. What's on the little red pin?
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Postby BrianPlencner » Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:34 am

redfishpaw wrote:The name tag in the lower left hand corner has a gold carousel pin on yet. Is this a 10 year pin? I have the 5 year pin on my nametag which is more round. I didn't quite make it to 10 years.


It is actually my 5 year pin, which would have been for the 1992 season (the last year I was at the park).

Tanya wrote:Very cool! I like Bugs on the nametags. What's on the little red pin?


The little red pin says "Perfect Attendance". I never missed a day a work the entire season. I don't remember which year it was for.
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Postby JW65 » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:10 pm

Very cool button and name tag collection, Brian! Makes me wish I'd worked at Great America!

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Postby Demondude102110 » Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:01 pm

JW65 wrote:Very cool button and name tag collection, Brian! Makes me wish I'd worked at Great America!

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Postby redfishpaw » Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:02 am

BrianPlencner wrote:
It is actually my 5 year pin, which would have been for the 1992 season (the last year I was at the park).



1992 was my last year also.
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Postby NotBill » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:35 pm

Looking at your operator badge Brian you look familiar, were you on West side? I was a north sider.

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My tag and button collection

Postby RLAiello » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:03 am

I finally found my old name tags and buttons... I swear there's more hiding somewhere (I'm such a pack rat) but here is what I have. These tags tell the story of my history as an employee at Six Flags Great America:

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A: 1988- Front Gate Ticket Seller
B: 1989- Front Gate Lead
C: 1990- Cash Control Teller
D: 1991-1992 Cash Control Teller (1991 3 Year Pin on one of the tags)
E: 1993- Cash Control Teller (5 Year Pin)
F: 1993-1995- (Green tags) Cash Control Teller
G: 1996- (Blue tag) Front Gate Supervisor
H: 1997- (Black tag) Information Center (10 Year Pin over the "flag")
I: 1997-1999 (Blue Tag) Sales Representative (Full Time)
J: 1998- (Black Tag) Special "Camp Nickname" tag for Media event (opening of Looney Tunes National Park/Camp Cartoon Network)

Various buttons collected over the years (there were MANY more).
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Postby that_guy » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:08 am

Wow, nice collection, thanks for sharing! :D
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Postby klemrock » Fri May 12, 2006 10:48 am

I just found mine (from 1985 or 1986), and it had a small red "I Care" heart affixed to the nametag. Employees would get them after receiving five "I Care" cards as recognition for doing a good job.

I found the "I Care" cards as well, but cannot remember what the different card colors stood for, if anything.

Can anyone help my failing memory?
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Postby steven » Sun May 14, 2006 10:37 pm

I don't know what the colors meant. I hope that someone will chime in with that info. I figure that this tied into the Six Flags "We CARE about you!" campaign. Is that right?

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Postby redfishpaw » Mon May 15, 2006 6:27 am

For Gurnee the name tag colors were as follows:

White - Costumed seasonal employee (the normal name tage)
Red - Costumed lead
Blue - Costumed superviser.
Green - Non costumed employee (wardrobe, cash control, etc)
Grey - Full time employee (management, office, etc)

Gold - an honorary color which existed for a short time for seasonal employees, I see the Brian had one for being a ''service superstar''.
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