Evening all, and sending every good wish.
Went out to lunch today with a very good friend, and we were talking about jobs, work ethic etc.
It made be think back to some of the bloody awful jobs I had between being made redundant from a pretty high powered "suited and booted" role (looking at the high heels in the wardrobe, no way could I wear those now, plus I think my eyebrows might frighten any potential clients as I can't see well enough without my glasses to pluck them
So, in no particular order:
A job advertised as Office Manager & Head of House Keeping at a place that does fishing holidays.
Well, I've seen some different filing systems in my time, but this one was a beauty! Each villa/cottage/ lodge had a name, for example Anglers Rest, Lakeside, Cosy Retreat etc.
So, was the filing system alphabetical? No, of course not, it was based on the order in which the villas were built The abundance of knick knacks around each place meant that dusting took much longer than it should have done, but when I mentioned this to the owners wife, she said that guests liked them, because it made it feel homely.
Perhaps it's only me that can perfectly enjoy a holiday without a ceramic ornament of a gurning frog, lying with legs akimbo beneath a toadstool on the dressing table.
Add to this that the owner didn't know how to send an email, but wouldn't let anyone else do it, so stood over my shoulder and dictated his words of wisdom, and I soon realised that any talents that I may have had, would wither and die there!
Another that comes to mind was working for someone who must qualify for the meanest man in the county award!
The " office" has never been signed off as such, as far as building regulations were concerned it was a "storage area".
Well, that must have explained why the only place available to wash up was the wash hand basin in the disabled toilet, the door of which opened straight into the "office" area, right next to the kettle, microwave etc that was the catering facility for staff!
The heating/air conditioning was policed to a degree that you wouldn't believe, and the fridge was turned off at night to save money! Of course, one morning the milk was off, and when I offered to go and get some, I was told "we are not supposed to go out unless it's our break time" The daft thing is, that the company concerned supply, install and fix chilled and frozen foods cabinets!
I will not even go into my miserable time working at the caravan park, thank goodness it was short lived!
Anyway, although my job is no longer high powered or even well paid, I am fortunate to have a job that I enjoy, and feel respected and valued ( most of the time!)
Please GN members, love to hear about your experiences!
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