Well everyone, today is my orientation at the Kalahari. Of course there's going to be the tour and boring video tapes with cheesy smiles everywhere, but that's expected on what's to come when I'm out there. Although I'm excited that I'm finally going to get back into working in general, I can't shake the feeling that I'm going to royally flop. I'm very serious about that statement.
I know an otter friend that use to work at the same place a couple of years back. I believe it's the same position too. There was a kid that was wandering around lost. He went up and asked what was wrong and the kid said that he lost his mommy. So my friend tagged along and walked with him to find his mother. Once they spotted her the kid was happy. Thanks all around and everything until my friend either patted or ruffled his head. You know the whole big brother-little brother comradely. The mother suddenly flipped the hell out because he was "abusing" her son and because of that he got fired.
Ranting quote: "Welcome to the United States of Paranoia"
Granted, the rules states not to touch the guests in a wrongful manner, simply put, but there will be times where I have to put wristbands on kids hands should I work the registers, securing safety harnesses on the wall climb and ropes course where it located near their ass and chest area...possibly the crotch too of they've messed up putting it on themselves, young women saying that the Laser Tag vests are too tight that their boobs are getting crushed. Seriously, what if I made a slip on the strap to where I accidentally touch them? "BLACK MAN SEDUCING ME!!!" Gone.
Another factor is that I'm no longer in retail anymore. And even though I'm getting minimum wage to start, this is a resort. This isn't a run of the mill carnival, Six Flags, or an everyday hotel. It's one of the biggest vacations spots to visit and have fun spring come summer time. This is high end shit! This is where the phrase "You represent this company and establishment" really means you represent this company and establishment.
Still, I will have fun working and follow the rules step by step and won't to anything "stupid." In fact, I'm the kind of cat that loves new challenges. That being said, I kind of find it funny that I'll probably be the very first black employee in the Kalahari.....even though it's suppose to be African themed. :P But not to worry, I'm pretty sure their supply of chicken won't go missing. That and I won't be dressed in African tribal garb with a spear as the resort's mascot. =^_^;= Anyway, wish me luck everyone.
*Sorry for the race cards being played* :P
6 years, 6 months ago
02 Feb 2012 17:58 CET