Working in reception has made me realize, all the more, my lack of certain people skills. I know!? Hard to believe since I work in a people industry! But don’t forget! I work in the operating room, where the clientele are only awake for 5 minutes. I can tolerate almost anything for brief periods of time. Customer service is not my gift. I’m working outside the box here. But God knows what he’s doing, of that I’m sure. I know this summertime job is for my own good. I know it will teach me things I desperately need to improve on, like good phone etiquette and patience. There’s no such thing as too much patience. You never hear anyone complain about how patient someone is.
Exciting moments in my day included:
– all the fire doors mysteriously alarming and closing on decks 3&4
– talking to the duty officer on the radio
– embarking crew
– disembarking crew
– figuring out how to call the UK from Spain
I’m learning new things at every turn. It’s fun to learn new things. It’s fun to be informative. 🙂 Tomorrow, I do touristy things. W00t!