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Sucky
05-29-2012, 10:39 AM
I do and I'm beginning to hate it. Thought it was a decent job at first but its really starting to piss me off.

I work at the front desk and also as the night auditor (which I actually don't mind since I'm a night owl) but recently its been taking a toll on me.

I work at a newly renovated hotel but so many things dont work(newly renovated my ass:mad:). The air conditioners break down (and the guest come to me to bitch), the elevator breaks down (the guests come to me to bitch), the side doors don't work(the guests come to me to bitch) and their key cards dont work...you get the idea. I'm pretty sure the maintenance team is incompetent and I get the blame for it from the guests.:banghead:

Oh and my manager/supervisor is a smug little prick. I'm quite sure that a family member of his got him the job.

In conclusion, I don't recommend working at a hotel lol

Count Zarth
05-29-2012, 10:44 AM
Be happy to have a job in this economy.

Sucky
05-29-2012, 10:45 AM
Be happy to have a job in this economy.

Very true.

rocknrolla
05-29-2012, 10:47 AM
I worked as a bellmen in Denver when I was in my 20's. And loved it. I met some of my best friends doing that. But night audit would suck donkey balls. It's not a bad industry at all, if you get with a good hotel.
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kysirsoze
05-29-2012, 11:14 AM
I'm a concierge. It can be a pain, mainly because most people don't know what a concierge is for. Still, it beats waiting tables. You wanna be blamed for other people's fuck ups give that a try.

CrazyPhuD
05-29-2012, 12:04 PM
Only by the hour.

keg in kc
05-29-2012, 12:07 PM
I was a night auditor on the weekends during college, has to be 17 or 18 years ago now. That's what screwed my circadian rhythm up for most of my adult life. Working 11 to 7 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and then on Monday my first class was at 8 am and my last was a music group that met (for credit) at midnight. Worst schedule I've ever had for anything in my life. I made it about 6 weeks before I started skipping all my monday morning classes.

Bacon Cheeseburger
05-29-2012, 12:10 PM
Sounds like the problem is who you work with, not where you work. And Clay is wrong, you shouldn't just be thankful to have a job. Go out and find something that makes you happy.

sedated
05-29-2012, 12:13 PM
I was a night auditor on the weekends during college, has to be 17 or 18 years ago now. That's what screwed my circadian rhythm up for most of my adult life. Working 11 to 7 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and then on Monday my first class was at 8 am and my last was a music group that met (for credit) at midnight. Worst schedule I've ever had for anything in my life. I made it about 6 weeks before I started skipping all my monday morning classes.

Try this schedule out for a couple of years:

Monday: 10am-8pm
Tuesday: OFF
Wednesday: 4pm-2am
Thursday: 4pm-2am
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 7am-5pm
Sunday: 7am-5pm

By Friday, my clock was so screwed up that Id sleep most of the day.

Count Zarth
05-29-2012, 12:15 PM
Sounds like the problem is who you work with, not where you work. And Clay is wrong, you shouldn't just be thankful to have a job. Go out and find something that makes you happy.

Lots of people are out of work.

Complaining about working is just whiny and indicates entitlement issues.

Saulbadguy
05-29-2012, 12:19 PM
What hotel line?

loochy
05-29-2012, 12:39 PM
Lots of people are out of work.

Complaining about working is just whiny and indicates entitlement issues.

Heh....and these guys voluntarily put themselves out of work:

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120525-712827.html

keg in kc
05-29-2012, 12:45 PM
Try this schedule out for a couple of years:

Monday: 10am-8pm
Tuesday: OFF
Wednesday: 4pm-2am
Thursday: 4pm-2am
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 7am-5pm
Sunday: 7am-5pm

By Friday, my clock was so screwed up that Id sleep most of the day.That's not so different from what I had. Except I was never off.

Monday: class 8 am - 4 pm, midnight rehearsal.
Tuesday: class 9:30 am - 2 pm, work 3 -11
Wednesday: class 8 am - 4 pm
Thursday: class 9:30 am - 2 pm, work 3 - 11
Friday: class 10 am - 4 pm, work 11 pm - 7 am
Saturday: work 11 pm - 7 am
Sunday: work 11 pm - 7 am

Full class load around 20 hours, working full time with 3 of the 5 days being at night. Something had to give, and unfortunately it was my GPA. I never missed work, but class eventually became...optional.

Brock
05-29-2012, 12:59 PM
Be happy to have a job in this economy.

That's for losers.

Sucky
05-29-2012, 01:01 PM
I'll admit that I am bitching like a little bitch. Looking back at it now its not that bad really but I work at a so called 4 star hotel and there are so many problems we have with the place it just pisses me off. I have to kiss the guests' asses every time they complain to me.

And dont even get me started on the mofos that come in and try to negotiate prices. Fuckin pisses me off.

I do like my co workers though (just not my manager)

Hog Farmer
05-29-2012, 01:26 PM
If you don't like your job I have an opening jacking off pigs. The pay is low but at least you can bragg to your buddies that you get paid to have sex.

sedated
05-29-2012, 01:49 PM
I'll admit that I am bitching like a little bitch. Looking back at it now its not that bad really but I work at a so called 4 star hotel and there are so many problems we have with the place it just pisses me off. I have to kiss the guests' asses every time they complain to me.

If I were in your spot (which I kind of was at one time), Id try to stay in the same field but at a different company. When I worked in the travel industry, our company was a complete joke middle-managers (like me) were just hired as walls between the angry customers and upper-management, who did nothing more than slash quality, pinch pennies, and hide in the back to count their bonuses.


I went out and got a real job, but a buddy of mine that was in the same position (who was less qualified overall and didnt have an easy route to another industry) got a job in the same field but at a competitor. I found out that we were in a relatively unusual position and the job can be fulfilling if your place isnt run by a bunch of f**k-heads. He ended up getting promoted and made more money than me pretty quickly.

JOhn
05-29-2012, 01:49 PM
I'm a concierge. It can be a pain, mainly because most people don't know what a concierge is for. Still, it beats waiting tables. You wanna be blamed for other people's **** ups give that a try.

:thumb::thumb:

Phobia
05-29-2012, 03:04 PM
And dont even get me started on the mofos that come in and try to negotiate prices. ****in pisses me off.


Why wouldn't somebody want to negotiate a better hotel price? That's an industry problem, not a consumer problem. Having a better understanding of how things work would help you cope with your job better, I presume.

If hotels just had a flat, fair price across the board then people wouldn't negotiate. But when they triple their prices when a convention or event is in town, why wouldn't a consumer try to get the best price they can?

OnTheWarpath58
05-29-2012, 03:08 PM
Why wouldn't somebody want to negotiate a better hotel price? That's an industry problem, not a consumer problem. Having a better understanding of how things work would help you cope with your job better, I presume.

If hotels just had a flat, fair price across the board then people wouldn't negotiate. But when they triple their prices when a convention or event is in town, why wouldn't a consumer try to get the best price they can?

No shit.

Mrs. OTW58 and I were looking to come up next month for the Cards/Royals series at the K, and saw that places that are normally $100-$150 a night have jacked rates up to $300+ per night.

I don't spend that kind of cash on rooms in Chicago, I'm sure as hell not doing it in Kansas City.

Phobia
05-29-2012, 03:19 PM
No shit.

Mrs. OTW58 and I were looking to come up next month for the Cards/Royals series at the K, and saw that places that are normally $100-$150 a night have jacked rates up to $300+ per night.

I don't spend that kind of cash on rooms in Chicago, I'm sure as hell not doing it in Kansas City.

Rooms at The Kloster are only $125 a night during the Cards visit.

OnTheWarpath58
05-29-2012, 03:48 PM
Rooms at The Kloster are only $125 a night during the Cards visit.

That's a steal. Best hotel dining in town.

SNR
05-29-2012, 03:54 PM
If you don't like your job I have an opening jacking off pigs. The pay is low but at least you can bragg to your buddies that you get paid to have sex.You mentioned cow-fisting as well. Is that purely for giving birth, or do you have to artificially inseminate them as well? Can somebody join your team as a hog-jacker but through experience work his way up to cow fister?

KChiefer
05-29-2012, 04:17 PM
And dont even get me started on the mofos that come in and try to negotiate prices. ****in pisses me off.

I do like my co workers though (just not my manager)

I just finished working an annual music fest as a bartender. One of my peeves is people insisting that I pour them a strong drink and they'll tip me well. I already have a heavy pour, but saying that makes me pour them a weaker drink. Do people say dumb stuff like this at everyday bars?

The good thing is I don't have to be nice idiots like them, and 99% of my coworkers, management and patrons are great peeps!

Stanley Nickels
05-29-2012, 04:32 PM
Lots of people are out of work.

Complaining about working is just whiny and indicates entitlement issues.

That's the kind of mentality that keeps people at pensionless jobs for 40+ years.

If you don't like your job, find another one. If anything, you're helping the economy by reopening your position to someone who may be out of work. And by being happier at a different company you're more likely to seek upward mobility and promotion, which will increase your discretionary income, which will improve the economy, which will create jobs, which.. well, you get the idea.

Defeatist "well, at least I have a job" mentalities do nothing. Yes, you have a job, and be thankful, but don't be complacent.

vailpass
05-29-2012, 05:39 PM
That's the kind of mentality that keeps people at pensionless jobs for 40+ years.

If you don't like your job, find another one. If anything, you're helping the economy by reopening your position to someone who may be out of work. And by being happier at a different company you're more likely to seek upward mobility and promotion, which will increase your discretionary income, which will improve the economy, which will create jobs, which.. well, you get the idea.

Defeatist "well, at least I have a job" mentalities do nothing. Yes, you have a job, and be thankful, but don't be complacent.

Pretty much all jobs are now pension-less or soon will be.

Thig Lyfe
05-29-2012, 05:54 PM
Do the guests blame you when a dog eats their baby?

Sucky
05-29-2012, 06:39 PM
Why wouldn't somebody want to negotiate a better hotel price? That's an industry problem, not a consumer problem. Having a better understanding of how things work would help you cope with your job better, I presume.

If hotels just had a flat, fair price across the board then people wouldn't negotiate. But when they triple their prices when a convention or event is in town, why wouldn't a consumer try to get the best price they can?

This is very true but it gets insanely annoying when the customer low balls me ALL THE TIME. Some folks have no shame with how low they want to go.

But like you said its part of the industry so I should come to except it which I do.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-29-2012, 06:39 PM
I do and I'm beginning to hate it. Thought it was a decent job at first but its really starting to piss me off.

I work at the front desk and also as the night auditor (which I actually don't mind since I'm a night owl) but recently its been taking a toll on me.

I work at a newly renovated hotel but so many things dont work(newly renovated my ass:mad:). The air conditioners break down (and the guest come to me to bitch), the elevator breaks down (the guests come to me to bitch), the side doors don't work(the guests come to me to bitch) and their key cards dont work...you get the idea. I'm pretty sure the maintenance team is incompetent and I get the blame for it from the guests.:banghead:

Oh and my manager/supervisor is a smug little prick. I'm quite sure that a family member of his got him the job.

In conclusion, I don't recommend working at a hotel lol

The problem is your outlook. People are complaining over legitimate issues, and you're taking it personal. I know you are because you said yourself they blame you. No they don't. They just want that shit fixed. Quit taking it personal, or find a new job. If you find a new job, don't take it personal there. Because ultimately, that's your problem.

Okie_Apparition
05-29-2012, 06:40 PM
Oh, memories of putting out the marked down day old donuts
Of having the manger book a party(dunken mess) on the main floor & not telling me
& having customers get me into a "how low can you go" contest with the other hotels in town

Mr. Flopnuts
05-29-2012, 06:41 PM
I'm a concierge. It can be a pain, mainly because most people don't know what a concierge is for. Still, it beats waiting tables. You wanna be blamed for other people's fuck ups give that a try.

Fuckin' A right.

Sucky
05-29-2012, 06:44 PM
The problem is your outlook. People are complaining over legitimate issues, and you're taking it personal. I know you are because you said yourself they blame you. No they don't. They just want that shit fixed. Quit taking it personal, or find a new job. If you find a new job, don't take it personal there. Because ultimately, that's your problem.

Very true dude. I can't argue with what you said

I'm gonna take things less personal for now on. And for the most part I do enjoy my job (meeting new people from all around the world, mingling with the guests and working with co workers I like).

Mr. Flopnuts
05-29-2012, 06:53 PM
Very true dude. I can't argue with what you said

I'm gonna take things less personal for now on. And for the most part I do enjoy my job (meeting new people from all around the world, mingling with the guests and working with co workers I like).

Glad I could be of help, and I hope you didn't take it personal. ;)

I'll bet you are good at your job.

TinyEvel
05-29-2012, 07:51 PM
And dont even get me started on the mofos that come in and try to negotiate prices. ****in pisses me off.




Now, why do you have to go and drag Guru into this?!

JoeyChuckles
05-29-2012, 07:55 PM
I'm a lady of the night, so yeah, I work at hotels.

Groves
05-29-2012, 08:16 PM
It can be a pain, mainly because most people don't know what a concierge is for.

Edumicate us.

Phobia
05-29-2012, 10:42 PM
Edumicate us.

That's not his job, jerkface.

A concierge is for taking $5 bills out of your pocket.

Count Zarth
05-29-2012, 10:55 PM
That's not his job, jerkface.

A concierge is for taking $5 bills out of your pocket.

I tipped the last concierge who assisted me $3. Was I cheap?

Phobia
05-29-2012, 11:00 PM
Kinda depends on what they do and the class of hotel, I presume.

Count Zarth
05-29-2012, 11:05 PM
Kinda depends on what they do and the class of hotel, I presume.

He just hailed a taxi and picked up my bag. 4 stars.

KcMizzou
05-29-2012, 11:07 PM
I worked at one as a kid. I drove the shuttle bus from there to KCI. It was a pretty cool job at the time.

We could even crash in vacant rooms, invite people over... good times.

Phobia
05-29-2012, 11:13 PM
He just hailed a taxi and picked up my bag. 4 stars.

I dunno - as long as you're not sporting a rolex and $800 shoes, he probably appreciated the $3. If he can do that 10x an hour all day long he's doing very well for himself.

Count Zarth
05-29-2012, 11:21 PM
I dunno - as long as you're not sporting a rolex and $800 shoes, he probably appreciated the $3. If he can do that 10x an hour all day long he's doing very well for himself.

That's good. I wanted to make sure it was OK to feel good about it, since I immediately did.

boogblaster
05-29-2012, 11:27 PM
nope .. but have a friend that does .. small motel .. she likes it .....

Phobia
05-29-2012, 11:28 PM
I think tipping should be more about what somebody is able to give rather than the dollar amount at the end of the day. I was just given an $1800 tip on a job which was by far the largest tip I've ever earned. It was entirely unexpected because tipping isn't really customary in what I do. But the people could afford it and they knew it was going to help me and my crew. I was very touched, especially with extra cash for my crew.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-30-2012, 12:00 AM
I think tipping should be more about what somebody is able to give rather than the dollar amount at the end of the day. I was just given an $1800 tip on a job which was by far the largest tip I've ever earned. It was entirely unexpected because tipping isn't really customary in what I do. But the people could afford it and they knew it was going to help me and my crew. I was very touched, especially with extra cash for my crew.

I love these kind of acts. Especially from people who have the means and appreciate the things you do. Pretty awesome.

Saulbadguy
05-30-2012, 05:53 AM
Edumicate us.

I forgot to bring my stubhub tickets with me for the Royals games, the concierge let me print them out at her computer.

KCUnited
05-30-2012, 06:06 AM
I was the pool guy at the Overland Park Marriot in the mid-90's. I enjoyed it but I rarely had to interact with the customer. One of the better jobs I've had now that I think about it.

Dartgod
05-30-2012, 06:36 AM
I think tipping should be more about what somebody is able to give rather than the dollar amount at the end of the day. I was just given an $1800 tip on a job which was by far the largest tip I've ever earned. It was entirely unexpected because tipping isn't really customary in what I do. But the people could afford it and they knew it was going to help me and my crew. I was very touched, especially with extra cash for my crew.

How much did you give the crew? A 20 spot?




You cheap bastard.