All of our Experiences working in Hotels Make us Stronger People. But some of us can take more Control of our Lives than others for one reason or another (carry on reading or watch the video). Here are some behaviours which are not Criminal in Hotels and are typical of Hotel Managers who might be more Mentally Strong than others…
Taking Time Off When You Need It One of the big complaints that Hotel Human Resources Managers have about their employees is that they don’t take the appropriate amount of time off. In some countries, people take time off regularly, and the Hotels are more effective at encouraging it. After all they don’t want people to be burned out or to start hating their job.
Leaving Early If You already have Worked Lots of Hours If you put in a 14-hour shift one day, and you have all your work done by 3 p.m. the following day, you should not feel guilty about going home. You should of course check with your own manager first (if you need to), but any reasonable Hotel Manager will be more than happy to let you go early, and for good reason. They have just gotten a whole lot of work out of you, and if they want to see that kind of dedication again, they should be willing to be flexible with your hours.
Competing with a Colleague for a Promotion A position has opened up in a Hotel that you really want. Then you find out someone else, maybe even a friend, is going for the same role. Should you feel guilty about competing for that title? Absolutely not. This is Hotel, and this is also your career. Concentrate on yourself and your own best interests first and go for that promotion with all the drive and vigour you can muster.
Telling your own Hotel Managers they have a Bad Idea Hurt feelings are legitimate in some aspects of life, but they have no place in others. Too often, people feel guilty about telling their Hotel Managers they have a bad idea, so they don’t. They say it’s fine, or they say nothing at all. This is not good for the Hotel, or the Hotel Manager that had the idea. By saying “your idea is poor” you are not saying that the Hotel Manager who had the idea is weak. Not at all. This is no time to confuse the two issues. A great person can have an awful idea.
Reporting Someone to their own Manager There are many reasons to report someone to their Manager. It could be sexual harassment, racism, bullying, favouritism, illegal activities, or anything else that directly violates Hotel policies. It doesn’t matter if that person is your Manager, a friend, someone with a family, or any other reason that could make you feel guilty. The fact of the matter is, they are doing something wrong. Of course, you should try to reach out to them first, but if that is not listened to, going to your Manager should not have any guilt attached.
Refusing to Be More Than Colleagues Some people within the Organisation might take a liking to you. They may want to be a friend outside of the Hotel. They may want to be more than a friend and start a personal relationship with you. In either case, you should not feel guilty about rejecting these advances or requests. You may just want to keep your Hotel life separate from your home life. You should never feel guilty about letting someone know that you want to keep things strictly professional.
Reprimanding Someone It’s not easy telling someone off. If that person is a friend, it can be even harder. But you must not feel guilty about the admonishment. If someone gets out of line, makes a costly mistake, or acts in a way that embarrasses both you and the Hotel, you must tell them off. How you do it is up to you. Do not be too harsh, but likewise, being too “nice” will reduce the impact of the reprimand to something forgettable.
Blowing the Whistle If your Hotel Organisation is doing something illegal, unethical, or otherwise not correct, you should not feel guilty about blowing the whistle. There is a reason laws exist, and you have the right to be protected and expose any wrongdoing without it coming back to impact upon you. Yes, your actions may result in some people losing their jobs, but those people were doing something wrong. You cannot afford to feel guilty about that, even if they are really cool nice who are fun to be around. Illegal activities could hurt everyone in the Hotel, including you?
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