Bring a hat though, and not the kind that keeps the sun out of your eyes...
A few more people today!
Following on from the post the other day in which I mentioned I was due to attend an interview of sorts for a job to cover the next couple of months, I am pleased to announce that it looks like I have the job. This is pretty good news, and although the 'congrats' were a little premature, @aussieninja uncovered the reasons why I few doubts that this is a suitable role for me:
Congrats on finding a job which is pretty much the exact same as your life already (blogs, being nice, taking money and giving people your room keys, etc)
I met with the manager yesterday, and after she asked how I was, in Spanish, I gave her my best 'bien' and then listened to her and my friend talk in Spanish (or Calalan?!) for ten minutes, barely understanding a word. We were stood outside the hotel, across the road, and the view looked a bit like this:
Yep, that's right, in true Spanish style, they decided to start huge renovations a couple of months ago (not 6 months ago when the season ended), and now have 21 days to have the hotel ready for the first of May. And it looks like a fucking bombsite! As she gave me a little background into what I'd be doing, I was mainly just looking at the construction site thinking, there is no way that this will be opening in 21 days. If there were 20 things left to do, maybe....
We need to put the windows in...
That lift shaft needs erecting (ooh señor!).....
When are we supposed to be opening?
I'm not convinced it'll be ready by the first of May, but a quick check on booking.com told me you can book a room for the 1st, soo, then it must be opening, right? Not sure, but if the place is open, it certainly wont be 100% ready, which likely means that the people on reception will be taking the flack. Oh, that'll be me! Now I see why they are looking for an polite English person for a few months - crowd control :D
Anyway, I've provisionally accepted (like a sucker) but did make a mental note afterwards that there were no contract talks - not that a contract seems to mean much over here anyway! You hear that United Nations? Grrrrrr!
I guess we shall see. It could be quite an amusing experience, and I'm glad I made the Faulty Towers reference last time with the place looking like it does. Place your bets on what wont be ready and/or fall on my head next month.
Still, the commute is alright :)