Written by "Your Friendly Hotel Event Manager"
(FYI, the pineapple is a sign of hospitality...)
Honestly I'm so bitter, and so in need of a good vent and because everybody glamorizes my job so much, I feel like Bitchless Bride is my only outlet. Any time I even come close to complaining about my event planning job (at an upscale hotel), my friends with normal jobs give me the eye. I swear they seriously think that all I do is throw lavish parties, eat and drink the food, and schmooze with the clientele. Really? As BB says every Tuesday, the truth hurts. Because, here's the reality. I do throw lavish parties. But, it's not like I am hanging out enjoying the fruits of my planning. And, I would get in deep shit if I ate the food or drank the beverages, and frankly usually the clientele is downright brutal. So for all of you who think my job is just amazing or "so much fun", suck it.
To all of you brides, here's the truth about what you don't see.
1. I am drastically underpaid for the amount of hours I spend in this building. BB wasn't kidding when she said that if you divide the number of hours we industry people work by our pathetic salary, then I'm probably not making much more than somebody who works at McDonald's.
2. Tying into #1, as if the hours weren't bad enough, I have to show my beautiful face as much as humanly possible around the hotel. For example, I have to be in the lobby of the hotel a few times a month beginning at 7:30 AM for an hour and a half to greet people. Now, that sounds like no big deal, right? Wrong. It's actually a very big deal considering that I pull about 70 hours per week. Half the time I'm here (yes, I'm writing this at my desk) really early anyway, and taking time out of my busy day to stand in the lobby to say "hello" to people who can't be bothered to look up from their phone and acknowledge me is annoying. It just means that I will not get out of the building until 9 PM.