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Sales

In Uncategorized on September 26, 2010 at 11:41 am

It’s been a while because we’ve been working like crazy again. 19 hour shifts, 2 hours sleep, 16 hour shifts, etc. It’s been wearing on all of us banquets crew pretty hard. I’m definitely excited to come home to my 12 hour days..it’ll be a welcome break. The other day I got to spend a day in the catering and sales department with the sales manager. It was so much fun, I think it’s right up my alley! We did things like site inspections, where we take people who are thinking of booking with us on tours of the banquet rooms and guest rooms. The sales manager even let me take a couple who’s planning their wedding through on a tour all by myself!! It was such a great opportunity!! I loved it. I think that I’d prefer conferences to sale though. The conferences ladies book all our big conferences and people who plan conferences have been doing it for a long long time. So they know exactly what they want. They are often very picky about things, but they know exactly what they want. As long as you give them exactly what they want, they’re happy. On the sales side of things the girls have to deal with brides planning the biggest day of their lives, or christmas party planners or high school graduation planning. A majority of those people have never planned anything in their lives and are now planning huge events and get very stressed out. I think I’d prefer to deal with the picky perfectionists who know what they want. I’m not a huge party planner type person and get annoyed with people who don’t know exactly what they want. I also got a chance to see the computer system from a different side, I’ve seen how to use the system from the banquet department, but the other side is the sales side where they build the BEO’s (Banquet Event Orders) and make alterations and build client folders, etc. It was a really great learning experience.

I also got to work in Eden some more. It was such a great time. The head sommalier brought in  bottle of wine for us to taste before we opened the restaurant and had a sheet for us to fill out with the characteristics that we though the wine had. There were about 12 different questions to answer about the wine, finishing up with where we thought it was from and how much we thought it was worth. I was pretty pleased with myself, I got most of the same answers that the sommaliers got. A few were off, obviously, but for the most part, I was in the right direction!! Hooray for me! Working there has been so much fun and such an amazing opportunity for me. I’ve learnt so much from all the staff there. Also, I went to dinner with some friends in Eden and had such an amazing time. I took pictures and everything, so I’ll post those later!! Also I’ll post some photos of me in my Eden suit!! Fancy!!

Almost home time, I sure do miss D-Ho and all my HMGT friends, I can’t wait to go home!!

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