A Chance Meeting and a New Inspiration
I was traveling and stopped by a nice hotel for the night. The place was wonderful and had everything that I could have asked for in it! The hotel was kept up nicely and there didn’t seem to be any issues at all. When I went in, I was greeted by a woman and she helped me get a room and settle in for the night. After I got to my room, I noticed I had no soap so I went back down made small talk with the clerk. Turns out, she was one of the hospitality accountants!
I didn’t really know what that meant, so I asked her. She told me that she basically was in charge of all the financial things of the hotel. It sounded really interesting and I really never thought of anyone doing boring paperwork like that at a hotel. She assured me that every hotel had one or more. We started talking about how she ended up in that job. She told me that she had always loved math and all in college was going in the direction of being an accountant. She had spent a few years working for a firm and just hated being cooped up in a room all day crunching numbers. After a few years, she wanted a change. She ended up doing the opposite of being alone and found herself working at the hotel as a clerk.
I thought it was interesting, but didn’t get how she had went from a clerk to a hospitality accountant. She told me it was a long story, but the accountant they had was leaving and they spent a while looking for someone and she asked if she could take the job since she had the qualifications for it. They agreed and she was scared that she’d had to be in a room again alone, but turns out she gets to still talk to people. It ended up being her dream job and she couldn’t think of a better place to be!
After chatting with her, I could tell she really loved her job. She loved it a lot more than I loved mine! It is always great to be able to see someone really loving what they do and being really good at it.