I was running late to work today and the minute I reached the lobby it was terribly busy. Guest waiting around with their luggage, bell boys running in and out with their trollies stacked with luggage, and a long queue waiting at the reception to check in. I forgot today was the day the 100-room business convention group is checking in. Well, I get into work as usual with a smile, ready to greet meet and assist, grabbing and tagging guest bags, moving my way helpfully across the lobby.
I am eager to attend the daily briefing. Today’s briefing would be exceptionally important, I need to know the flow of events for this group. But due to the rush, I cannot attend the briefing, my team of bellboy colleagues is too busy. So I go off to a room to get some luggage down, and then back up to another room to deliver more luggage for a guest who just checked in. This sort of day is what I like to call a ‘phone and run day’. Your phone keeps ringing as calls flow in one after the other with different guest requests and you spend the day running from one task to another. I show up at a room to collect luggage to assist a guest with his departure, to find my colleague already waiting there. We exchange a look, which we know means that a panicking receptionist double assigned this task.
The hotel I work for is a 150-room hotel situated in the central business district of the city, so its busy most of the time. I am not complaining, in my opinion, I would rather be busy than being free. I am walking a guest up to his room with his luggage, making small talk, trying to earn my tip. Suddenly the guest asks me the venue for this evenings event, its somewhere in the hotel, but I don’t know, he shrugs and hands me a meager tip. Great, if only I had a way to stay better informed.
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