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And the weather ain't helping either

I haven't been very talkative since I got the news last thursday. I always hate job evaluations and it's even worse when they don't go as you expected. I couldn't get myself to do anything useful this weekend. I just stayed home and killed time with Gunbound and TV.

Everything work-related always weighs heavy on my mind. My financial situation isn't that great to start with, so whenever something threatens my job-security, I start to panic. I want to stay at the hotel. Worse: I *need* to stay at the hotel, or otherwise I'll have to cough up 1500 Euro's for the laptop that I bought through our PC-program. Normally, the amount is spread out over 24 months, but when you leave the company, you have to cough up everything you haven't paid yet.

So, monetary issues force me to stay at the hotel, but that doesn't mean that the hotel wants me to stay.... What's even worse: the boss told me some things during the evaluation that were spot on. I don't like my current job. I'm happiest when I have guests around me. I should be in Operations, not in the office. However, I've grown so accustomed to office hours, that I wouldn't wnat to lose them. And I graduated from Hotel Management school. I'm supposed to be able to run an entire friggin' hotel. Then why can't I even manage to keep a job as a lowly facility officer?

This is all so confusing to me. I wish I could leave the entire hotel business behind me. I wish I could go into entertainment. Anything with theater, music, radio, TV fascinates me. It just so happens that it's next to impossible to get a decent job in that sector.

And then there's also the family factor. Mom and dad still think I'm very happy here at the hotel and that all's going swell. They don't know yet about the job evaluation. If I told them, they wouldn't be able to sleep anymore. They've always been very protective of me and my brother. They have enough troubles of their own with mom's poor health and dad's jobstress. I'm afraid that if I told them the truth, they wouldn't be able to cope with it, which would only add to my own worries.

As I read this, I get the feeling that I'm on a spiral, going down. Eventually I'll get out of it and either have a new job in the hotel, or somewhere else. The jobhunt hasn't been very productive so far. Enough openings for waiters and bellhops, but I'm not going back to that level anymore.

I'm heading for a depression and I wish that just for once in my life I could have a little luck and land myself a great job with good pay and perfect for my capabilities. Then again, wouldn't we all?


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 19th, 2004 07:48 am (UTC)
dont give up

theres always shit in life, but it always seem to sort things out after a while

keep on looking, im sure youll find smething, in, or out of the hotel
Jan. 20th, 2004 12:15 am (UTC)
I know exactly how you feel. -.-
Jan. 20th, 2004 05:34 am (UTC)
Let's open up an internetcafe together. You do the internet, I do the cafe. :)
Jan. 20th, 2004 02:09 pm (UTC)
You have no idea how utterly tempting that sounds. =)
Jan. 20th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC)
*snugs tight*

I am sorry to hear that Rob. But take it from someone who is going through depression. As long as you know you have friends who support you mentally, you will be okay. I dont know about the money problems, I am sure it will all come together at one point. I just hope it comes before it gets bad.
Jan. 22nd, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC)
Things will start to look up soon. If you're happiest with guests around you, isn't there a way for the hotel to move you into a position that wuld allow you to do that? I think that most people perform exceedingly well in areas where they are happy to be. Your unhappiness has very likely led to their unhappiness, which now threatens your livelihood. I think that you can do an excellent job as an employee provided that they have placed you in an environment which allows you to thrive. The fact that they haven't been able to do that isn't really your fault, and I suspect that even where you are unhappy, you are trying your absolute hardest. That will count for something. Keep your chin up, kiddo... things are tough right now, but they will get better. Worrying about it too much isn't going to help you, and in fact it will very likely harm you. I think you just have to make an effort to deal with this right now as best as you can. Worry about the rest as it comes, IF it comes. In the meantime, if you need a friend, don't hesitate.

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