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What are some advise in a stagnant job until finding desire career job?

marah2448

My current working enironment is sitting down for 8 hours and talking to customer. The majority of the time, they are upset, iritated and not happy. My job does not provided a satisfaction guarantee versus when I used to work in the hotel industry. This current chosen job was because my previous employer moved to another state ( was not in destinated location long before move). There(the job moved to another state) was hope for overtime with regular pay to offset working two jobs.

I have been my seeking dream job for a year since actively working with current employer. I have been stuck in this position this long, I feel I am being punished. If I do not have a postion that give me that since of purpose, quality custome service, I go home not feeling my objective was accomplished. My current position is basically passing the buck to someone else, hurry up assist the customer and get to the next call. I come in motivated every morning but sometimes I leave frustrated and not happy because I was not able to resolve the customer concern. Being in this type of position your resources are limited.

My desire is to become employed back into the hotel industry, real estate apartment industry or become a fire fighter for the city I reside in. My overall experience is diversed but mostly in the hotel industry. I have a schedule interview for a Front Desk Manager position at a hotel this upcoming Wednesday. What advised to you provide to get this job, negotiate a salary compensation benefits if I do not get the pay I want and maintain an exist postive strategy from current job? Overall what motivation that will keep me going until I have officially won my dream job.

Shared by marah2448 on 11/10/08
marah2448

To Kiki76, Carlabeau and runnindownadream, I was called in for a second interview with the Regional Manager. He told me I was one of the three finalist. So, hopefully I will find out this week or the first week of December. My question; Should call back and follow upon the desired positon; Are should just wait? My current job it is a drain on me. Half the time it is not the company it is the people who worked for the company that impacts the morale. No to mention the office politics.

runnindownadream

Hi Marah,
I just wanted to say that I really like your attitude and I think it will show when you have your interview. As someone who stays in a lot of hotels I appreciate when I can tell the employees genuinely want to provide customer satisfaction. I would say keep up your desire to help people, even if its in the smallest way possible. People will take note and you will go far.

carlabeau

Congratulations on your interview. My suggestion is go in there with no expectations other then to learn all about the position, opportunities, day in the life of, etc. Don't ask about benefits in too much of detail until you've had some time to think if this job is what you really want or not. If not move on, and if it is then do your homework and set some time to negotiate or ask questions. Good Luck!

Kiki76

You live in Fort Worth, where there are lots of hotels within an hour radius (Dallas, Grapevine, Richardson/Plano), not to mention within the city itself. This is the time to really go for what it is that you want, even if it takes you a longer commute or other sacrifices to get there! I once commuted from Central Dallas to Flower Mound every day, and now I go from Brooklyn to Manhattan so I get how hard it is but it's worth it!

While you're looking, remember that the job you are in is temporary. It does not define you and doesn't have to affect you so deeply. Just do the best you can, and know that something better is on the way. Best of luck on your interview! Let us know how it goes!

  • By Kiki76
  • on 11/10/08 2:38 PM EST