I work in a resort as a front desk receptionist.
I work in this resort:
My job is not easy as most people may think: first of all, I have responsibility for a lot of cash flow, and no mistake is allowed.
I deal with people all the time and this is the hardest part. But I also tried the office job and it’s not my thing.
I deal with people on holiday while I work and this is sometimes hard to accept.
- Every night I come back to my room and I can clearly see the Big Dipper right there, above me.
- The air smells like resin, from the pines. This is the first thing I noticed when I first arrived and it was so dark I couldn’t even see the place. And I loved it.
- Cicadas sing all the time.
- The blue of the sea is in front on me all the time and green forests are on the other side.
- I often meet groups of wild moufflons on my way to work or home. They’re not scared and neither are the little ones.
- The staff has a swimming pool to bathe and get tanned during free time.
- Okay, I can’t access the resort’s beach but I just have to get out of the main gate to find dozens of beautiful bays to go swim and sunbathe.
- The area is full of beautiful sea caves and little islands… A great location for boat tours.
- No cars are allowed in here in the resort. Just electric shuttles, so there’s no pollution nor noise.
- With shifts, I always have half day off (I went to the beach this morning then off to work. Some days I just sleep until midday then have lunch before work). This is the thing I always loved about this job: sometimes you can stay up late at night because you work at 3 pm on the following day!
- Food in this area is amazing. Fabulous. Delicious. And cheap. Yep I already gained some weight, but you know… It’s worth it.
Things other people compain about:
– food at the work canteen is not great (but hey it’s for free!)
– we can’t access the beach (but hey we have a swimming pool, who else gets one at work?)
– we work on saturday and sunday (but hey we have days off on other days when there are no crowds around, shops and offices are open and there’s no traffic)
– Accommodation is not very comfy (but hey again, we don’t have to pay the rent and we get clean linen + our rooms cleaned every week)
– Customers are sometimes very nasty. True (but hey they will leave in maximum 2 weeks so you don’t have to deal with them forever)
– Work is hard and hectic: true again (but hey it’s just a few months per year, then you get the unemployment)
It’s easy to complain about stuff at work but why people can’t see the good sides?
Take all the above facts, add that I am getting to see an area I didn’t know before (great extra value for me!) + meeting tons of new people… and there you have it: I have a dream job.
What’s a dream job for you? I don’t think it just depends on the salary. What do you think?