YabbaDabba Posted April 26, 2010 Share Posted April 26, 2010 I have a full-time job, which means I usually work 8-5pm or 9-6 pm, plus 2-3 Saturdays (halfdays) each month. The pay is decent, but I'm in grad. school and really looking for ways to get through my second (and final) year debt-free. My goal, as unreasonable as it might be, is to find a second job where I can get some homework done. There are a few hotels in my area that are hiring, and I'm thinking about applying...but I'm wary about the whole hotel industry. I currently work in a public-oriented field, and have dealt with abrasive customers on occasion. I don't like it, but I've done it. Two of my friends have worked in the hotel industry, one was in my current town, another was in a much larger city. Neither of them lasted more than a year in their positions. The friend who worked at the hotel in the large city, pretty much disliked her job, often complained about belligerent/demanding hotel guests, and quit as soon as she could find another position. The other friend only quit her job because she got into college, and had to move 45 minutes away--she wanted to stay on there, but they needed someone full-time, which she couldn't do. So...I'm wondering which scenario is more indicative of the hotel industry as a whole? Anyone here worked a hotel front desk before? The job(s) I'm most likely applying for are for front desk agents, for nights and weekends. I'm assuming that the nights, at least, are the more mellow than the days...but I could be wrong. Basically, any insight into working at a hotel, particularly as a nighttime and/or weekend desk agent would be helpful. Link to comment
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