It has been an emotional roller coaster for many of us over the past few days. I have seen so much sadness in the hearts of others. But, then on the amazing flip-side, there has been support, hope, love, and to me, a sense of reaching out in ways unheard of. This run for Boston thing has been completely incredible to me. People all over the place are lacing up and running for Boston, thus encouraging us to get up, get out, and get moving to show our support and a united front against the person or persons who did this attack. It is a little boost for my faith in humanity to see all these people doing something in honor of those killed and wounded.
Now, if only this could happen more often. Why is it that it takes something so tragic to rattle us? Then there’s that other hand again. What about those overseas fighting and being killed on a daily basis? Have we as a society just accepted this and moved on, causing it to take something like this random act of violence to shake us up? I think it just seems that way. There are more positive movements and projects out there to help people in need than are recognized. It’s a shame that it’s mostly bad publicity that gets out easily while it takes a bit more digging to get to the good stuff.
So anyway, here’s a pic from our run for Boston yesterday. It was a gorgeous day and the furbabies loved being out at the park.
On another note, let’s talk work things. Work! Boy, this place has been a blessing in and of itself. Granted, it’s in disguise most of the time, but still a blessing regardless. But there is something new happening, or at least beginning to happen, that I’m not totally certain I’m sold on. What’s happening is, basically our daily rate per room is down. On top of that we are filling less rooms than normal and no one is exactly sure why. I have a few ideas as to why just like the rest of the staff does, but we do tend to keep those to ourselves. Anyway, they are wanting someone to go around and be the ‘face’ of the hotel. Get out there and talk to businesses about when they have to bring in someone from the outside for anything work related, to offer them a deal they can’t refuse on our rooms and rates. I’ve suggested this several times in many different ways. Like, they got word that there will be many softball tournaments in town this year and we are approximately a mile from the ball fields they will be playing on. Why would we not be the hotel of choice to at least host or somehow sponsor these events? Why do we not get our name out there more than we have been?
I guess it’s because of my questions and my talking with them and possibly my so called ambition, they want me to do it. Me! Shouldn’t I have some classes or training in this or something? But, once the new girl is trained they want me to go around and gather information and be out of the hotel, but working and still being paid, talking to people about staying here. And why shouldn’t they? We do have full size kitchens, making us the best place for any sort of extended stay! See, making an impact here already and I’m only a few months in this job! I’ve already been told that I have what it takes to manage a hotel, but of course that was before I was called stupid. I still think he really didn’t mean anything by it, it was harmless on his part and so it will be on mine too. Unless, of course, it happens again.
I’m excited! I don’t want to tell anyone specifically or talk to anyone about it directly tho, so for those of you who read this, don’t ask me about it yet! I don’t want to jinx it. I haven’t even told the hubsters yet, but that don’t talk to me about it that I previously stated goes for him too. Let’s just wait and see how it plays out. But at least, now you know… that is… if you read this.
That’s about all I got for now.