Working Alone

My manager told me that I’d be working alone this upcoming Sunday. I work at a hotel with 75 rooms so this is an intimidating task. Plus, it’s going to be unusually busy that day.

When I was applying to become a front desk agent, I had no idea I was signing up to run a hotel by myself for an 8-hour shift. To be honest, I’m a bit scared. I’m fearful I’ll screw something up.

I don’t feel ready, but there’s nothing I could do to be more prepared than I already am. There are some questions I can’t answer, and problems I don’t know how to solve. The truth is, I need to start working alone in order to progress in my learning.

The best way to become “prepared” is to embrace being “unprepared”. Confronting my fear and anxiety is the only way I’ll be able to grow as a person.

Working at a hotel is tricky. There’s a huge variety of problems that can come up. I’ve accepted that I’ll either solve the problem, or give it my best shot.

When the day comes, I’m going to pace myself. Staying focused and being thorough is my top priority. Stay calm is more ideal then being nervous. I’ll drink a cup of tea, and take a few deep breaths.

Once I’ve done it, I’ll let you know how it goes.

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