Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hump Day Poll: Warning Labels

If I came with a warning label, what would it say?  I have so many but this is the most important one for me.

When we go on vacation, that time is considered sacred to me.  We need to recharge and that isn't going to happen if we're answering emails, texts or phone calls.  (The only exception I made was in October when my friend's mom died the day before we left.  I kept in touch with her, made arrangements for flowers,  had to deal with florist issues, and checked in with her a day or two after the service.)

I now make it clear when I book a place that we unplug so after initial check-in day,  and I will not be available unless we have an issue until check out day.  The last guy we rented from (who I should've slammed hard in a review) had a problem with this and had the nerve to ding me in his review of me as a guest.  Communication: 3 stars.  How about we talk about your 6 glaring safety issues and the fact that after check out time you wanted me to drag a full, stinky 90-gallon trash can that hadn't been emptied in weeks down your long gravel driveway in the pounding rain.  Kiss my ass, sir. off track.  Maybe my label should be "we're all good if you're not an unreasonable douche."

If you came with a warning label, what would it say?

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  1. Yeah that pretty much sums up my warning label. I have been lucky in that work tends to leave me alone on vacations but I believe that is because of how I made it clear it was not an option. I will continue that mindset in the new position too. It is all about teaching them how to treat you.

  2. A few that come to mind are:
    "If I Threw You a Going Away Party, Would You?"
    "Does Not Give Advice and Does Not Ask For It."
    "Focused on My Own Expectations, Not Concerned with Yours."

  3. "Overeats at any opportunity!"


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