So I applied for some jobs recently. Jobs working at banks. However, I realized that working at a bank might involve actual work. Ugh. I decided to apply to some hotels instead.
My hotel job interview went quite well. They asked several hotelish questions, like “Have you ever stayed in a hotel before?” Duh! Did they not even read my resume?! Of course I stayed in hotels, I was a flight attendant. I am reeeeeeeeeeeeeeally good at staying in hotels, the expensiver, the better.
My job at this particular hotel would be primarily answering the phone and taking reservations. The ad said, “Phone operator/ reservation agent.” Obviously, that is not what I want to do for the rest of my life: I am a college graduate, plus I have mucho experiencia and plus I am even bilingualo. I told them I would take the job, as long as I could change my job title. They hesitated, but then (out of curiosity?) asked what job title I would prefer. I told them: General Manager.
They had the nerve to say that that particular job was already taken, and the person doing that job was doing quite well at it and (furthermore) had no intention of leaving (!). Blah blah blah, who cares? I don’t actually want the job of GM, I just want the title. It would sound nice at parties (“Yes, I am the General Manager at Fancy Schmancy Hotel. You have permission to talk to me.”)
They said they had to get back to a few (hundred) other applicants, but they would let me know very soon.
That’s okay, I can wait.
("Marriott Or Viceroy?")