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Know YOur Worth
5 years ago, I started out working in this small chain hotel with 93 rooms, but the rooms were always empty. When the place was packed I'd be literally running the hotel. Got paid lousy, and when I realized I wanted to work for a company that cared about their guests. I quit to work for a Holiday Inn. This Holiday Inn had recently been purchased and they were going through management changes. Within two months I was made Front Office Manager, so once again I was running a hotel. This hotel had 159 rooms. I remained there for 2 years and hated every minute of it. They were paying me really low and the job was way too stressful to be getting paid so low. I asked my manager for a raise, I got one, then I quit two weeks later after I asked him if he would fix any of the problems in the hotel. (broken water heater, a/c didn't work in alot of rooms, leaking roof) He told me he would "NEVER fix those problems because to him, it wasn't worth it and told me if I had a problem with that then I should quit". LOL I had another job offering that day paying me $4 MORE an hour to not even be a manager at another property (140 rooms) and now I get benifits, vacation, oh, and they fix all broken problems. LOL So, if you feel like you're wasting your time on a company that doesn't care, believe me, there are places out there that will pay you the amount you deserve, you just have to keep looking. :)
How To Learn From Being Fired
I was working for a corporation for the first time and for the first 8 months I worked for a manager who really didn't make a big deal out of corporate policy. Every now and then she would mention it but not obsessively. She quit not too long ago and the interim manager is straight out of the rule book. I was overwhelmed. I tried hard but I just couldn't get it fast enough. I was fired without a chance to make up for myself. That is so frustrating. If I ever become a manager, I will always talk to the employee before making a decision to fire them.
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