I come in tonight and for some reason our GM is here, long past his usual check out time. He asks me to come talk to him in the office and has a whole little speech ready to go.
"PM-me-ur-swimsuit, I want you to know from the start how much I appreciate you. We've had so much trouble keeping people on second shift and you've been really great with covering those hours. Everyone has appreciated you stepping up and understands it's been really dragging on you. But there's no excuse for drinking beer at the front desk. Thankfully none of the guests have seen you drinking, but it's not a good road to start down. I've seen plenty of great night auditors like you end up in serious trouble and it all starts with a couple of beers during your shift. You're better than that PM-me-ur-swimsuit and we want you to be the best. So please get rid of the beer you have left in the fridge and clock in."
>Wait a second boss, what beers?
"The four beers left in the fridge. I want them dumped out and in the trash before you start work tonight."
>You mean my ginger beer?
"I don't care what it's made from, drinking on the job isn't going to help anything.
At this point I go to the fridge, grab one of my ginger beers and hand it to my boss.
>It's ginger beer, not much different than root beer, but made with ginger. There's no alcohol in it at all and I've been drinking it to help with my congestion.
My boss examines the can, reading everything on it until he sees "NON ALCHOLIC SODA" printed under the ingredients. He tosses me back the can and says nothing. I clock in and I'm doing the count like usual when the GM leaves. On his way out he apologizes and does his best to avoid eye contact.
Last Friday night I stayed at a Haul-a-Way Inn. I made my reservation at 4pm and checked in about 945. I get to my room and do the usual. Order a pizza, shower, watch TV.
At midnight, two women in their 50s open my door. They both apologize and immediately walk out. I had a little chuckle about it and let it slide. I figured the doors didn't automatically lock for whatever reason so I flip it and go back to watching TV.
At 1215am I get a knock on my door. It was a different front desk attendant than earlier. Female, 50s.
Employee: "I'm going to need you to come downstairs."
Employee: "Because I don't know who you are, why you're in this room, or how you got in here."
I get dressed and head down, a little agitated not because I was going downstairs but because of her wording.
I give her my ID and she says the guy earlier checked me into Room A but had me to go to Room B. She says she's going to go ahead and let me stay in Room B since I'm already there. Gee thanks. So I walk back up to my room, undress, and hop into bed because I'm ready for it.
At 1230am the room phone rings. It's the front desk attendant again. She tells me she needs me downstairs again because she can't find my payment info. So once again I get dressed, trudge downstairs, and hand her my card. She doesn't do anything with the card except read the numbers and check her screen. She had the information just wanted to verify it it seems.
So I go back up and crash. The next morning I go to check out and it's a different attendant at the desk. Female, 20s.
Employee: "How was your stay?"
Me: "There isn't anything in the computer about what happened?"
Employee: "Ahh yes. I am deeply sorry for everything and I can give you $10 off of your stay" ($115 originally).
Me: "$10? I would think having two women walk into your room and then getting called down to the front desk twice all after midnight would be worth more than a $10 compensation."
Employee: "She had you come down here? She didn't tell me that part."
I explain the whole story.
Employee: "Oh my God. I am so sorry, I apologize. That never should have happened. I can knock it down to $75 but anything more than that I have to get approval from the GM who isn't here this weekend."
So I accepted that with a smile. Not the girl's fault. I'll definitely be writing corporate this afternoon though.
//edit// I should have mentioned that the employee that checked me in at 945 was new, according to the attendant that cal... keep reading on reddit ➡
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