Been dying to rant about my job and hotel work in general. I work for a hotel chain in the UK and there’s certain things I despise about the job. First off I shouldn’t even be doing this – I have a degree for fuck’s sake, I just took this job because I was desperate for money. Why the fuck should I be mopping a floor at 3am?
I take my job seriously as that’s the attitude I have towards work, I believe in doing a good job. But they want you to really give a shit about the customer, go the extra mile, all that crap. You have to be all smiley even though you’re working in a shit industry. Anyone who says they really like working in a hotel is either a liar or a moron or both.
My partner works days and I work 5 nights a week, I only get to share the bed with her twice a week, the rest of the time I go home during the day and it’s only the fucking pillows & teddy bears, it’s shit. It’s soul destroying checking couples into the hotel at night, especially drunk ones who you know are probably going upstairs for ‘a bit of how’s your father’ and you’re there looking at a fucking computer screen. They’re getting to spend the night together but you and your Mrs aren’t. Not only that, you don’t even get to see her when you go home like normal couples do. And they still expect you to be all smiles knowing this!Continue reading