Well, the church people have come and gone leaving behind only a few scars. Our newbies seemed slightly disappointed that we didn’t have all the drama we’d experienced in the past. I’ve reminded them they’ve got New Year’s Eve to look forward to. Young drunks out all night. Should be fun!
As we enter our slow season, I’m already feeling unease. I volunteered an extra day off this week, knowing that in the future weeks, our young ones will be shorted a day. I don’t do well with days off. Especially when it’s flippin’ cold and windy all day. I like to be productive and busy, and being cooped up in a bitty house can make me crazy. Although now that I have an oven, I may whip up a few cookies or cupcakes… yeah… that’s what I’ll do. It’ll feel good to knock a few pins off my boards.
But even at the hotel, I’m feeling a bit unproductive. No. Unproductive isn’t the right word Maybe squashed? Yes. Squashed.
I have all these things I want to do to help the front office run smoothly and keep our employees happy. I’m the go-to person for the desk agents, even the veteran ones. The managers will often come to me as well. And while I love that, my feelings are mixed. It seems I have one manager who’s intent on reminding me of my place. While he’s not making it obvious, his actions are showing me that maybe he feels threatened? I don’t know why. It’s not like my growth will affect him. He’s already where I want to be. But I can’t help wonder if it bothers him that nobody goes to HIM for answers. No offense to him, but he’s new to our hotel chain, and I’ve been there for almost 4 years, so I know a lot. Plus I trained them all, so it’s natural for them to come to me.
Anyway, I’m realizing my supervisor position isn’t enough to challenge me anymore. I’m ready to move up the ladder, so I’m excited about this class I’ve been accepted to. Only 6 of 35 applicants were chosen, and I’m hoping it’ll help my chances of climbing higher. Although that gives me mixed feelings too, since I may have to leave my hotel. I LOVE my hotel. None of the others are as challenging as ours! I don’t wanna leave! Ugh. Well, I’ll climb THAT ladder when I get there. First things first. And that would be my class. It starts Thursday. I hope it’s everything I’m wanting it to be.
In the meantime, I’m happy to have had this Veteran’s Day off. If I’d been working, I’m not sure I would have given as much thought to the veterans as I was able to today. How lucky we are to have people fighting for our freedoms.