|Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 6):|
I know how hard it is not finding anything in your studied field. I have a two-year associate in travel-tourism business administration, and the best position I'm able to get right now is front desk at crappy hotels (Days Inn, Comfort Inn, etc.). I'm lucky I can get $8 an hour.
UGH!! When my internship ended and I had to find something else, I went on an application spre back in September, and I initially found work as a housekeeper at a Marriott just up the highway from where I live. I worked at $8.25 an hour and averaged about 30 hours a week. Not too bad. Then the economy just took a dump, and it was revealed that we were in a recession since December. Bookings went into freefall, and my pay check got lighter and lighter.
My one coworker told me about the assisted living place that is almost literally across the street from where I live. He told me they were hiring housekeepers at higher pay. He applied there and told me he got the job, and that he would get me an application. I never got one, so I applied in person, heard back within 2 weeks to come in for an interview. It turned out that my coworker lied about all of that, and I was hired right there on the spot!
It was supposed to be another part time job in addition to the hotel up the street, but my immediate supervisor wanted me to work full time after another employee of his/coworker of mine caused him some problems. I went full time, then they made me a driver to transport residents back and forth between dr appointments and the like, and now they want me to work resident services!!!
That's unfortunate for you tho. I empathise with that. For many of us, that's all that we can seem to get given this ever sputtering economy. You know, at least you're not getting laid off!!! KNOCK ON
Heck, we do what we can do: work extremely hard, build a good name for ourselves so that hopefully when the time comes an advancement opportunity will present itself, you'll be recognized for it. Hang in there USPIT10L, and thanks for your input and remarks!
Good things should come your way eventually as well, mate!
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