So first... the Sanseveria that seems to have been sitting on the front porch of St V's for about a decade has decided to grace us with blooms.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
I've mentioned before that you would be appalled at the behaviour that goes on at a hotel. Even the best hotels have their constant battles.
Last week we had to kick out a young lady that we'll just say was working from her room.
Occasionally that make it past us at the front... what checked in looking like a clean young business person suddenly shows up escorting men to her room wearing lingerie... they pay for a week in advance, but they're usually lucky if we haven't kicked them out after 2 days, 3 if they're subtle.
This one had paid 3 days, and at 3 am of the first nights stay had gotten in an altercation with one of her gentleman callers who'd kicked the door in.
The room was trashed in less than 24 hours.
Said gentleman showed up.the next day at the desk demanding the wallet that had gone missing during his visit and then was introduced to the local police.
Then, the young lady in question showed up later in the evening, with another gentleman friend, demanding another room.
Failing that she wanted a refund.
She was also introduced to some fine young people from the New Orleans police dept.
She came in two days later with cash for damages and picked up possessions, and then last night was seen on the street outside, about a half hour before someone set the laundry room on fire at 3 am.
Nobody was hurt... but there's some damages, and we're sold out this weekend and we now have about half of the necessary linen.
Cops are trying to track down people with no fixed addresses, more power to them, and none of the staff has had any sleep to speak of.
The only good thing to come out of this is that they are definitely putting on a night shift and now I have that job, which was the job I was origionally hired for.
I'm keeping the cops on speed dial of course. And practicing up on my huge night club doorman bellow which has been known to freeze people in fear.
But I'm sure that just having a person at the desk should be enough to deter most idiocy.
Friday, June 05, 2015
Nothing really too interesting to report. The 3rd shift at StV's got scrapped, not really sure why, so now I'm working random hours here and there which was definitely not the deal.
I finally said screw it and started submitting for movie gigs... they'll have to work around my schedule... although I could tell you a few stories about management that would curl your hair.
(You would be appalled at the behaviour that goes on at hotels. Add in the fact of New Orleans... just no, I can't go there...)
I've been forced to kick out a few people already, but my real job is primarily on the computer doing reservations and billing. Not fun at all.
One of the movie gigs I applied for I'm rather indifferent about getting. Playing a racist redneck hurling insults at a group of 8 year old children. I'm not the type to hurl racist insults and most definitely not at children, but that's the job so I guess I'd muddle through. These kind of jobs tend to rip your heart out, but they're necessary to the plot so there we are... still, may not get it...
And by the way... anybody know what this plant is? Several around NOLA... don't think I've seen them anywhere else. And definitely not hydrangea...