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Hi there, /trv/lers, receptianon here.

It's been a long time, these quarantine has been rough, but we have stabilized good enough for hotel services to operate again.

And with that, I'm here for answering your doubts about staying the night at hotels, and also to share work experiences and secrets of this field of work.

Don't be afraid to ask, I'm here for you all.
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Have you ever had guests with absolutely unreasonable demands who still managed to get their way?
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>>1824503

Yes, some do and some not.

There as a time when some people came and stayed with us. They were always in pairs, the room price for 2 people per night was 43$.
But they always complained about something in the room, so the manager made them discounts to 22$ per room instead of 43, wich was one of the stuff I was used to deal with.
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>>1824505

How often do you throw something extra towards clients you like (e.g. free breakfast)?
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>>1824506

Free breakfast is always included, but when some guest are of my like, I usually let them use my eployee discount for every other meals, or I le them stay a little bit later of the time they have to leave the room free.

I always have to pay myself, but I feel nice whatever.
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>>1824501
I'm a hotel worker too. Worked in a few properties in NYC over two years. Wbu?
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>>1824542

Sorry for replying this late.

I have worked internationally, in countries like Japan, Mexico, USA and Europe, I have been working for 2 years too, I have found myself a bit lucky
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>>1824501
Rank the following hotel guests from best to worst: American, British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Chinese, Israeli, Arab (from Middle East), Indian, Russian, Pakistani. Drop any you don’t feel experienced enough to rank
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>>1824563

Ok, this is my rank and the reasons why they are placed like that:

-Chinese (They are pretty chill, they even like to talk about their culture, one gave me some dumplings once)
-British/Canadian (Its a tie, both have manners and also like to joke, but british are often cocky)
-Italians (Not in the list, but they have some of the worst topics in talk, I didn't learn italian for this)
-Americans (I'm sorry, but they treat service people like shit)
-Arab (They don't talk to you in any sense, and look at you like people but like sinners, religionis a dangerous rule)
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>>1824501
Hola anon, com es veu sa cosa per Barcelona? A quin nivell d'ocupació esteu? Naltros a Eivissa estem ben fotuts, veig poca possibilitat de feina aquesta temporada.
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-Does anyone give a shit if I steal the mini soap bars and shampoo/conditioner bottles? What about towels?
-How do you keep track of the hotel's visitors?
-Ever had anyone off themselves in your hotel?
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>>1824501
Does the $20 trick work outside of Vegas?
What was the hiring process like?
Does the cleanup crew regularly steal from rooms?
Are you part of a chain or an individually owned hotel?
How easy would it be to add extra reward points or something along those lines to a guests account?
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>>1824501
Whats the worst thing your staff found in a room? How easy is it to just walk in during breakfast off the street and get a full-meal?
Do you recognize certain clients? Do consultants generally just crash when they get there or do the business type bring back girls with them?
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>>1824580

Eu não sou de Barcelona, mas ouvi dizer que eles estão trabalhando normalmente
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>>1824582

-Soaps and Shampoo are not, but towels are a daily check
-We have the security cams and the registration system
-Sometimes, since we have a free night at years
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>>1824586

-I don't know that 20$ trick, care to elaborate?

-It's your usual hiring process, with the exception that you actually need to demostrate yur capabilities in the run

-Yes and no, they usually keep the forgotten items after a month

-Individual hotel, it was a chain, but had to close the other ones since they had no income (sad)

-It depends, first we need to have the point system
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>>1824588

- A roof that had shit in the ceiling, lot's of used condoms and beer cans all there

-You can't, you have to give a card that you buy with us to eat

-Yes, regulars become familiar faces

-Yes, they do a lot, and the business man like to cheat, a lot
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>>1824617
man how does shit even get on the ceiling lmao. How much do hotels managers get paid? I know here in the U.S. they get a pretty decent salary and most don't have a college education. Any tips or tricks for getting into hospitality as a legit career?
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>>1824569
What makes British cocky lol
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>>1824606
Sorry, fellow reception worker here. I must have mixed you up with another reception anon doing an AMA a good while ago. Could have sworn it was the same pic tho.

Where are you located and what's your hotel's occupation rate? How much a drop is it from a normal summer season?

Also how many stars does your current hotel have and what languages do you speak?
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>>1824615
I think the "20$ trick" refers to tipping the receptionist upon check-in and asking him for a better room. Basically hoping that you get an upgrade for just 20 bucks.

In my case, that shit wouldn't work because management was pretty strict on upgrading without a reason and the hotel was always well above 90% occupation during tourist season so fucking with room reservations on the fly was not so easy. If the hotel is half empty and you seem nice then I would probably give you a room with a nicer view, but wouldn't upgrade you to a suite or whatever you are hoping because then I'd have to deal with my boss. I think that this "trick" depends on the hotel more than anything.
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>>1824501
If I ask you where to get coke or call girls are you gonna call the cops on me?
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>>1824615
>-I don't know that 20$ trick, care to elaborate?
The $20 dollar trick is you book the cheapest room available, go to check in, hand the clerk a $20 quietly along with your credit card and they upgrade you to a luxury suite or some other upgrade based on availability.

It does work in some places.
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>>1824580
Scatalan is always so ugly to look at. And yeah it’s totally the same pic.
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I noticed you said security cams. Like if one guy paid for a room, but he brought a call girl in. Would that be scrutinized? Would you scrutinize a guest who does that. I always try to act casual like she was with me legitimately. I mean I always tip well to the maids. Like I want to so that in Amsterdam, but there's ALWAYS someone on the front desk eyeing you if you come in late at night. Should I just say two guests when booking(I book directly)? Are there receptionist like in the movies where you hint that you would a like a "visit" and they arrange it?
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>>1824501
Besides being polite, having status and booking directly etc., what can I do to make you give me a room upgrade?
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>>1824903
>>1824903
Jesus, the level of autism and idiocy on this board is astounding. I don't know how you people survive day to day life.
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It's weird, I just I tip everyone but the receptionist. Does tipping the maid well give me any benefits.

Honestly what are the do's and don't of mid range hotels and high end so I get on the good side of workers inside.
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>>1824501
What the hotel did with you during no service days due to covid?
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>>1824511
Wow
You are a nice guy

Will you do a Twitter anon for us?
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>>1824549
Did you work in Cancun?

¿Puedes hablar español? ¿Te gustaron los verdaderos tacos de carne asada y al pastor?
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>>1824903
Just say 2 guests, retard
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>>1824634

-Hi there. It would may be me, I always do this section with this same picture, put maybe I forgot that time, and the thread was pruned already.

-Currently I'm placed in a Mexican hotel, it's nice, for now we have 15.19% of our rooms occupated.

-This summer we had the price around $4000 MXN (174$), but since corona striked right when summer started,we had to close and lost the season

-4 star rank and I can speak 5 languages, but I only have full capability of 2
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>>1824640

Oh I get it.

Yeah, you can't do that in the country I'm currientkly working. Price between two times of rooms are pretty evident. And when I was working on USA no one tried to do the 20$ trick on me
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>>1824993
So, you have a working mexican visa?
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>>1824680

I can give you info about girls no problem, but cocaine is something I don't deal with
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>>1824993
4000 is for a resort or high end hotel. Have you worked for Hampton?
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>>1824903

Nah man, I don't do that, mainly because I have no access to the cam system.

About the "visit", we usually have no problem with that but disretion is advised
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>>1824910

Status is not required (in my case) you can get an upgrade in you have enough to pay (also if the occupation rate is either high or low, you can get an upgrade for convincing you to stay or to fill that last room avaiable)
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>>1824950

Being polite and respectful with the staff is the main one.

And about maid benefits, it depends of the maid, so be nice with them!
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>>1824981

It closed, but we got paid anyway.
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>>1824982

My, thank you.

If that is right, I could do a Receptianon Twitter account, I'll be more active there I bet.
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>>1824983

Sorry, the hotels I worked in Mexico never were in Cancun.

Also, si, puedo hablar español, es un requisito halar diferentes idiomas en este campo.

Los tacos mexicanos saben mejor que Taco Bell, eso es seguro.
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>>1824996

Yes indeed. it is necessary for work in Mexico being foreigner
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>>1825009
I guess then high ends in Mexico City (ex DF).

Que bueno comiste eicos tacos.

¿Comiste tlayudas?

How is your hotel dealing with covid? Are you guys really doing sanitization with fog or othet methods in rooms?
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>>1824998

Yeah, I worked in the Hilton line Hampton hotel for about a month, had to quit because I moved to Puerto Vallarta that time
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>>1825014
For sure will be fun to chat with you. Are mexican girls flirty with you?
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>>1825013

-Las tlayudas sabian bien, pero no me asentaron bien en el estomago.

-Yes, we have to follow all the sanitary conditions, we need to disinfect everything in the rooms when the guest check out, also, we can't touch remote controls or room keys, wich also need to be disinfected. Pool towels also need to be washed every time they are used by guests.
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>>1825017

-Some are, some not, I'm an average looking guy hitting a tad ugly, so I wonder what they look on me
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>>1825019
I guess that this is a good way to imprpve sanotation. I have guessed that a lot of hotel businnes didnt clean tjeir rooms even the pricey ones. This also cpuld happen in EU and USA? Saying we clean and change stuff and in the end is a lie?
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>>1824626

I forgot to reply to this one.

-I dunno, there was that log above us when checking all was fine (wich was not)

-In my 2 years on the work, I've never ascended to manager lol, but they tend to earn 208$ every two weeks, for now I earn $140 (I'm converting this from MXN -my current wokplace- wich pays me 3200MXN)
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>>1825023

Well, we have to if we want to keep doing busyness
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>>1825035
Yes, but in Mexico bribes are everywhere. A shady manager could bribe the local inspector. How often really hotels did a proper cleaning of rooms and change of towels along the bed?
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>>1825036

Room cleaning is daily in regular basis, however maids tend to roam outside roops with sterilyzer steam every hour to prevent infections.
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>>1825039
Pretty cool. Do you think this plus effort for hygiene will be a new standard for hotel business?
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>>1825049

It will be, I'm sure
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>>1825053
Are u working right now?
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>>1824950
That's fine, we don't expect a tip unless the receptionist has gone out of his/her way to help you. Honestly reception is the cushiest job in hotels and we get paid more than any other department. Definitely tip the maids well because they are underpaid and underappreciated.
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>>1825021
Do you have a mustache? Any story about drunk girls?
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>>1825076

Indeed, all this week I'm gonna be in the morning shift, so I will still be in this thread
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>>1825130
Will you create the Twitter account to post stories?
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>>1824569
Interesting, in my experience Chinese are pretty pushy when they don't get something they want. Must be the tour group mentality.
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>>1825145
Only if they have bad manners
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>>1825130
>>1825149
Any story with cool negritas and ebony girls?
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>>1825078

This is a fact, reception is the most well paid in hotel work, but is because besides receiving people you have to do administration is sometimes exhausting
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>>1825130
Best negritas stories?
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>>1825187
Bumpy Aubri Ebony
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>>1824501
not OP but I work reception in a hostel if anyone has any hostel-related questions.
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>>1824569
>Chinese
>they are pretty chill
fucking strange backwards reality you live in, anon
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>>1825167
IDK, I've worked both in reception and in the kitchen in hotels and I wouldn't call reception exhausting at all. In fact, it can be boring as hell with a lot of downtime. Waiters and cleaners have it even worse IMO. I think that we're better paid just because not everybody speaks 4 languages or so.
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>>1825200
Hoe many stoners do you get per day? Have u seen people fucning in hallways and toilets? Do you monitor security cameras? Post your reception desk.
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>>1824997
Is that arranged 'in house' or do you give a number to call?
Do I ask for a 'massage' or an extra pillow, or just say straight up where the hoes at?
And do you get a cut?
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>>1825241
Straight, tarado
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>>1825248
Me too, that's why I'm asking about women..
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>>1825265
Go to local whore bars in Mexico instead
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>>1825272
Sure but that's not what this thread is about. He said he could give info and I'm asking for more detail as I've never gone through hotel staff before, tonto
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>>1825281
Ok bud
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>>1825027
Wtf you’re making $70 a week? $1.75 an hour?! How cheap is everything there?
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What is your opinion on third party booking sites (Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda, etc.)?

If a solo traveler books a room meant for 2-4 people and he invites guests over to his room, do they have to leave after a certain time, or are they allowed to stay the night as long as they don't exceed the capacity limits?
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>>1824501
Short story of my experience with a certain receptionist:
>Be me
>Italian spending a month doing coast to coast from NYC to LA
>Stop after DC is Gatlinburg, TN
>Book at a random econolodge, motel is typical american stuff but very well kept
>Ask fat ebonic receptionist for my reservation
>Didn't expect black ppl in TN
>"I booked two rooms, Name 1 is X, Name 2 is Y"
>"Name X doesn't show up, you have to pay for this room"
>Show her the booking with two rooms on Hotels.com
>"You still have to pay for the room, reservation doesn't show up"
>Can't speak to the manager because motel is usually staffed with one person
>Call Burger Hotel.com customer service
>Customer service is the kindest service ever, calls the motel personally and threatens fat jogger to look for reservation.
>Finally reservation shows up
>My name is actually Francesco
>Dumb receptionist gave my room to a so called "Anthony Franceschini"
>Didn't ask for ID or anything to the former customer
>Dumb receptionist doesn't even apologize
>My friends scolds her well because she made us lose 1h with the check in procedure
Stupid cunt, blacks are way more racist than whites, every single service worker in the US was x10 rude if black. Burgers go too soft with black people, it isn't an acceptable behaviour.
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>>1825154

Not by my part, but they tend to be pretty girls
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>>1825210

It may be, but when you are alone in your shift and +45 rooms decide to check out all at the same time and include the fact that you must be on your foot for 8 hours straight, you need to get ahold your mind to work under pressure and quickly... but the 4 language thing is a fair point
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>>1825555

We set our expectations far lower for black people
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>>1825228

-Not enough, they don't come to this kind of hotels

-Nope put there was a drunk and naked girl outside her room in a Tijuana's hotel Im not gonna name

-In my current work, no, but I did in some pass-by hotel I worked

Pic related is my desk, is actually pretty dull so I put some of my tools and a keychain to make it look with tools (no shit)
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>>1825241

-Its either on you or I would just use one of those fliers on the street

-Make it look as massage and it would be fine

-If they found out I took part then yes, if not, im fine
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>>1825338

1 U$S is $22.84 MXN, but credit cards would take an tax or something (As example, American express), In mexico is good enough for 15 days (called locally quincena)
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>>1825613
Service from black people was always awful even in chill places like small villages.
They really hate white people with passion, the only friendly guy was a random black guy outside a bar that gave me directions and had a small chat.
In every other case they tried to sabotage the service on purpose or didn't cooperate. That standed out massively because other americans, even latinos, were overtly kind and welcoming. Also some places really looked like racial enclaves.
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>>1825521

-I have mixed opinion, you can get some lower prices on those sites no joke, sometimes the price is a little higher, but when it comes to the billing is a complicated proces (I spent +20 minutes billing to Price Travel because they system is sometimes offline)

-It depens of the hotel, some does not let you have guests inside the room (mainly because sometimes they just sneak in the room and get to pay 1 person and stay 4, others let you have company inside as long as they head out after a certime time
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>>1825555

Man, they don't have to act like that, not racist but those are no manners
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>>1825629
I am no racist too, but that was the reaction from blacks in many interactions with them. BLM should stop blaming whites for racism and do a serious review on how their community behaves when white people are around. That trip made me realize that americans, no matter the colour, are staunchly racists, maybe they should realize dropping the race issue and start working together.
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>>1825631
>>1825555
>>1825624
Welcome the typical, expected interaction with the American black person. Europeans have no fucking clue what its like in the US.
>>1825629
>not racist but those are no manners
Typical liberal making excuses for them constantly too, treating them as if they are children unable to act alone and be an adult.
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>>1825003
Why would I tip the maid? Is she giving me a blowjob later or something?
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>>1825624

>the only friendly guy was a random black guy outside a bar that gave me directions and had a small chat

The key component here is that he wasn't actually working in the service industry, he was just hanging out
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>>1825651
Idk anon, why would you tip anyone ever?
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>>1825655
I'm from Germany. I almost never tip.
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>>1825003
>Maid benefits for tipping
Such as what? Them not spitting on my toothbrush?
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>>1825673

You should tip maids everytime they do a service in your room.

Maids in hotels are really underpaid
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>>1825338
Mexico is cheap for USA currency
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>>1825622
Are USA people only payed monthlty? Herr you can ne paid per day, week, quincena or monthly (the most rare case).
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>>1825617
Cute keyholder. Anon. Do you like Maro Bros games in NES and SNES?
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>>1825555
Stupid obese negra
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>>1825685
>Maids in hotels are really underpaid
If that were true they wouldn't be maids.
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>>1825771
Are maids ugly or at least 7/10?
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>>1825612
Do they dont allow chairs for you, bro?
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>>1825628
Do you drink water or soda?
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>>1825803
Most receptions don't have chairs for some reason even though 90% of the job is standing in front of the computer. It honestly fucking sucks and would make our lives so much better but for some reason no chairs seems to be the industry standard.
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>>1825618
Ok thanks good to know, if it's not sanctioned by management I guess it's best to stick with agencies
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>>1825830
They appply retarded ideas that if you seat then you will do less work.
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>>1825712

Some pay weekly, other monthly.
Outside US were either weekly or per day, in cases like Mexico is every 15 days, monthly payment was rare to none
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>>1825713

It's a cute keyholder, but yeah I like the mario games
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>>1825803

Some hotels do, but a lot don't allow chairs, since we have to give a professional image and good looks. The night shift gets a little seat tho
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>>1825822

I like them both, but I drink water more to stay hydrated
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>>1826136
Whats your average breakfaat? How many customers per day before and after covid?
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>>1826135
Being seated should not be bad.
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>>1826137

-The staff has food service, so it depends of the buffet. If we talk about outside work, I like to eat sausages and bacon with some jamaica juice

-As today, we have 31.37% of rooms taken, it varies depending of the season and day, is the same rate with covid, but we are limited to use only 50% of the rooms
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>>1826145
Agua de jamaica.
Cold hibiscuss water.

You know the deal, pal.

Whats the weirdest item forgotten in the room besides dildos.
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>>1826145
Below 40% in normal days sounds like not enough business. What % is tje breaking point?
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>>1826153

-I got too used to spanish lmao

-Condoms, a new box
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>>1826160

204 rooms (100%)

As I said, our rate has to stay bellow 50% due to COVID
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if i book a room that says no guests allowed-1 person- only can i still bring over a girl to fuck for one night?
I did it a few times anyway but im afraid theyll expell me or demand some extra payment.
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>>1826171
Do ypu still get daily newspapers for guests?
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>>1826170
A box with 100 condoms?
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>>1826174
Just dont let her sleep in the room.
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>>1826174
u cant get a new girl every night in any country
but nixe try
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>>1825228
>Hoe many stoners do you get per day?
not as many as you think, or at least they're stealthy about it. on a busy day at least 1 or 2 obvious ones though.
>Have u seen people fucning in hallways and toilets?
hallways nah. at best i saw a girl strip naked and get changed in a hallway.
in the off-season i've seen people actually upgrade their room for 1 night when they're expecting to get laid. just had a dude do that last week.
usually ppl just fuck in the dorms though.
>Do you monitor security cameras?
nah, not my job.
we have cameras on mostly just as evidence if we need to call the cops about something. the only person who watches the cameras religiously is the night security, and mostly to let drunk people in the front door at night when they've inevitably forgotten the door code.
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>>1824501
From booking websites like Google Hotels or Momondo, how do hotels get ranked?

One hotel might be ranked as '3 star,' which will be ranked as '4 star' at a different place.

Next, what is the minimum 'star' of hotel you'd stay in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
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>>1826174

Uuuuh, If it is only for that, but she needs to leave after that.

Some places just allow the people who will sleep, so extra guests are charged
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>>1826175

We don't have newspapers for guests on the reception, maybe restaurant has but idk
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>>1826185

Just 10
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>>1826532

-Those pages usually rate guests based on user ranking, like when you rank a game of stuff like that

-Yes, because the systems priorize the country, if many people of certain country rate it a way, the rank is adjusted

-For HK it would be 3 star, as for tokyo... any star are ok, the service from Japan is excellent
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>>1826604
Thanks for the answers.

Here are more questions.
Are there any dead giveaways of a crappy or suspect hotel?

How should I narrow down my searches for a hotel?
Currently, I apply filters for
Pricing (Lowest to Highest)
Hotels Only (No Hostels/Apartments)
Display 3/4/5 stars only
User rating (if applicable) 60%+
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America exporting its culture:
https://youtu.be/LaS8s-RLSOk

How do front desk people handle a situation like this?
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>>1826658
"WHY DO PEOPLE HATE US!!?1"
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>>1826658
N
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>>1826596
But this must happen often right?
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>>1826658
>pointing a camera at him is threatening...
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>>1826621

- Don't pick the shady looking ones

- I suggest removing user rank, since there is people who tends to leave negative reviews when they fuck on something and claim it wasn't they fault
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>>1826658

Leave it to the security guards (something similar happened recently)
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Cool thread OP.
Do employees get discounts for staying at the hotel?
Do you get to sample the breakfast bar?
Has anyone ever hacked/tampered with the wifi/phones/TV/etc.?
Has anyone ever stolen major items from the rooms like TVs?
If someone calls the hotel and wants to be transferred to a specific room do you put the call through?
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>>1826949
Any advice for picking hotels in China?
(China's a big place with different 'Tiers' for cities)
How many stars as a minimum in Tier 1/2/3?)

Also, how would I go about selecting a hotel from this pile?
https://hotels.com/search.do?resolved-location=CITY%3A244984%3AUNKNOWN%3AUNKNOWN&f-star-rating=5,4,3&f-guest-rating-min=6&f-accid=1&destination-id=244984&q-destination=Changsha, Hunan, China&q-check-in=2020-09-04&q-check-out=2020-09-14&q-rooms=1&q-room-0-adults=2&q-room-0-children=0&sort-order=PRICE

(As an example)
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>>1826977
I'm not OP but use Ctrip.com instead of that god-awful website. Ctrip is specifically for travel to/from/inside China.
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>>1826954

- As far as I know, yes, we have discounts in resort memberships, rooms etc., once I had to do overtime and had to sleep in a room

- I haven't, but everything looks delicious

- Yes, once a guest tried to tamper the phones, he got arrested

- We ask who is calling and what business has with the room, then ask the name of who wants to talk with. After that we dial the room and ask if he nows the one who is calling, if true then we link them, if not then we hang up
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>>1826977

- Use Ctrip.

-For China you have to take note of your funds and what do you need when looking for an hotel (Pleasure/Business, how far from xyz place, if you want a small and cozy room or an spacious and luxury room), better happy than crappy
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>>1826532
Booking.com better
>>1826598
Free internet?
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>>1827006
Post breakfast from hotel
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>>1827006
And charged for it?
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>>1826949
Define shady
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>get job working Front Desk in a hostel
>in downtime my coworkers all browse news sites, look at memes, play chess etc
>i fill my spare time doing the same with a little bit of reading manga thrown in
>things are fine for a few months
>virus lockdown happens, so we all get 2 months off
>come back to work
>IT guys have blocked everything
>i mean LITERALLY everything except google maps and wikipedia is blocked
>cant even look up local restaurant menus or tours for guests because those websites are blocked
>off-season right now, only a handful of customers to check-in every night
>have to spend 4~6 hours of my shift literally doing nothing
what do?
on quiet PM shifts I've started bringing my gaming laptop and chilling in the back room.
obviously cant do this all the time.
what the fuck do you guys do on your shifts?
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>>1828072
I read or draw, specially in night shift because there's nobody around to make me have to pretend I'm working.
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How forgiving are you with check-out times?

Say that check-out is 12:00, but your customer comes out of their room at 12:30. Is that a big no-no?
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>>1827197
Cool and moist
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>>1827183

Yes, internet is free for guests
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>>1827187

No, since it was overshift and I couldn 't get the worker bus, I had to stay in a room, free charge.
I was lucky that the next day was my free day.
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>>1828072

Read a book or something.
I use my pc on the main desk (netbook) so I can watch some movies
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>>1828147

Check out starts at 11 am, with 1 hour of tolerance, after that period of time half day is charged
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>>1828250
Now what about check-ins?

I guess it would be pretty annoying if guests arrive at the hotel too early, but is there a tolerance for that, too?
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>>1828254

Check in starts at 3pm and onwards, we have a system with early arrivers in wich they can take the room at 3, but they can stay in the building and service areas until they can come in, if they have a reservation is considered as a no show at 9pm
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I use to work in Hotels, F&B.

Fucking hated it and is the cause of my depression and receding back into being a man-child.
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>>1828072
IT guys are retarded. Use your own phone.
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>>1828250
11 am check out is very rare.
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>>1828397
Really? In the US I would say that 11:00 checkout is standard.
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>>1828400
12 pm is normal here in Mexico
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>>1828267
Tell moar
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>>1828259
Some hotels consider no show at 6 pm
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>>1828259
Any plan for tonight? Do you like cheese and blackberry ice cream?
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>>1824501
What’s your opinion of Korean guests?
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>>1828250
>>1828259

I've always arrived around the time for check in. But theres been numerous amounts of times where I have arrived early at the destination but fucked around in the airport or if I rented a car, fucked off for a bit. It's a pain to lug around luggage and have to be super hawk eye over them until I get to the hotel. Question is, if I arrive at the hotel at 9am, can I have them hold on to my luggage, and perhaps place them in my room by the time I actually check in to the room?

Also, what happens if a guests travel was delayed by a day, would that make their rest of the reservation null? What if the guest called in advance about the delay, any penalties?
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>>1829033

-Today Im staying as guard since we are going to be doing general repairs to the rooms, so im gonna grab my netbook and watch The Dictator

- Blackberry icecream, I don't like the cheese flavor too much, unles it is cheesecake
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>>1829218

They're chill, also have a lot of sense of humor
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>>1829235

- Yeah, every hotel can hold your luggage until your room is ready (in case you arrive early)

- You need to call the hotel and inform that you need to move your reservation one day after, there is usually no penalty or extra charge
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>>1827183
Any specific reason why Booking.com is better?

I usually use Hotels.com to earn points, and then apply a price match / coupon code to maximize savings.
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>>1828072
Change the computers DNS servers to 8.8.8.8
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>>1829298
¿Helado de mamey?
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>>1829349
Several hotels dont demand a credit card to book. No payment in advanced. Hotel staff more eager to attend you orevious to your arrival. Great sinergy with Google.
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>>1829594
Tasty
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>>1829298
Why you call your laptop netbook? Are tou from 1990s?
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>>1829797
A netbook is slightly different from a laptop. The alternate term for laptop is notebook.

You almost never see netbooks anymore, since laptops are getting thinner & lighter, and for those who want something smaller, a tablet does pretty much the same thing, but without a physical keyboard (although you can get a keyboard for your tablet).
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>>1829594

Nah dude, I don't like Mamey
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>>1829797
Why are you using tou instead of you? Are you from 1200s?
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>>1829797

Netbooks and Laptops are different, Netbooks have less power and are just for basic stuff, are made for travelling mostly.
I have it still since was my first laptop (college shit) and Im fonded.

Also yeah, I was born in the 90's lol
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>>1824549
What the fuck? How do you find international work like that as a hotel receptionist?
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>>1829933

I had a good understanding of language since I was young (I leanrned spanish in 10 months while I was 6yo), and also a good accounting record.
I enjoy traveling, so when setting off to another place I noticed that hotel work was fine, so If I had no money I could work on a hotel to earn some money, they were no big name hotels (since it required to had a Foreign work permit) and I worked on them like 2 or 3 months.
The one job I have currently is in mexico, and I had the money for the permit, that allowed me to apply for a big name hotel here.
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>>1829218
hostel receptionist here.
I can usually tell which country an Asian is from just by how they walk in through the door, from their body language.

>timidly open and lean into the doorway, look around a couple of times, enter when they decide it's safe, shyly approach the counter in a half-circle and ask permission to step up to be served
Japanese

>enter in a group, move all their gear in first and foremost like a military operation. once everything is neatly set up and organized in one corner, all approach as a group to check in
Korean

>enter with their whole extended family plus aunt, uncle and grandpa. slightly overweight middle aged woman barking orders at everyone. cuts in line and rudely demands to be served
Chinese, Singaporians

>the above but with a tan and somehow uglier
Flips and Indians
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>>1829349
all third party sites are shit.
literally just scam artists who take a 20% cut off the top for literally doing nothing.
can usually get a better deal, better customer service and better cancellation policy by booking direct.
if you book through a 3rd party website then the hotel/hostel cant refund you or make changes to the booking; it's up to you to call your hipster 3rd party website first for permission.
most hotels/hostels will let you cancel up to the night before you check in, sometimes receptionbros will do shit for you like change the dates of your booking and then cancel so you get a refund.
cant do that for you if you book thru a 3rd party site though. usually their cancellation policy is 3 days or a week before and even then you're still forced to pay for the first day of the stay or some sort of fee.
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>>1825555
check em'
White people who arent racist are just white people who dont have to deal with blacks on a daily basis esp black women. you have never met a more bitter, angrier, not my problem person than a black women.
>>1825624
> the only friendly guy was a random black guy outside a bar that gave me directions and had a small chat.
never relax, he was probably sizing you up for a robbery later
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>>1829962
I have had refunds with Booking, liar.
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>>1829961
How do Asians born/raised outside of Asia (Chinese-Canadians, Japanese-Americans, British Indians, etc.) behave?
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>>1830015
About the same as mentioned above, but milder. Half-Japanese and Koreans are more interactive than their motherland counterparts. Half-Chinese are more polite, but can be rude if provoked. Half-Indians... let's just say that they are less smelly since they learned how to use Axe bodyspray...
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>>1824501
Since a lot of you have opinions on hotel booking sites and pricing, are you guys open to this challenge?

Find the cheapest, non shit/scam 3, 4, and 5 star hotel in Mexico City for a stay from August 1st to August 15th.

Hopefully Receptianon can provide feedback and judge.
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>>1829937
Bro, ¿que cenaste? ¿Estas en un buen apartamento? Postea algunas fotos.
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>>1829968
>6 kids from 8 different fathers

kek



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