This is the continuation of a long rant just published. It’s probably make more sense to read them in order, but shit, do what ever you want…it’s your world.
Children of deceased parents inherited this Inn and store where I’m living. They want to sell it. But they run it like “inheriters” compared with entrepreneurs. I like to pride myself an entrepreneur so I like to be read on the subject. I feel fairly competent about business things.
The arrangement I had with said children, (they’re in there early 50’s up to 60’s, but you will see shortly, they’re children still…) is that I would rent the apartment, work in the shop once a week and help increase occupancy from a measley 30% to where someone who actually had to buy the property could cover a mortgage or rent. Unless they’re mommy and daddy are coming to buy them this property, they’re going to have to swing that expense and so occupancy must be raised.
I designed a marketing plan but first things first, before you start saying to the world, “Hey, Look at Me!!” you want to make sure you’re showing your best you possible. Housekeeping.
Ha! I almost said “we” lack proper signage. The fucking children lack proper signage. When your driving up from the local attraction, you have no idea what the building is until your right next and driving past said establishment. If you aren’t looking hard left as you drive by, you won’t know what you passed.
The rooms haven’t had any money put into them since probably 1982. Honest to god, there’s old upholstered couches in numerous rooms. Gross, right? When it comes to hotel rooms, I just assume people are going to have sex wherever they can. So to me, a couch in a hotel room makes me a little queasy just writing about it.
So I wrote an email to the woman with some aesthetic suggestions, everything with the only intention of helping. Maybe the curtains should match, sheets and pillowcases are all varying prints, mismatched color schemes, etc. Which is fine, if you’re charging a rate compared with what the consumer is getting. Look at it this way: if you come with 2 people, they charge you $30 for the extra person in the room. Soooo, they’re charging $30 for a skimpy cooked breakfast? If I’m fucking paying $30 a person for breakfast, I want crab legs and bottomless fucking champagne. Not scrambled eggs and potatoes.
Anyways, her response comes back in large red font. That should explain the content of her email. I wrote back prior to hearing from her to apologize if I came off too harsh, as I bcc’d a friend who said I was a bit blunt.
I just fucking say what I’m thinking, because at the end of the day in business, they call it efficiency. If you don’t like my suggestion, we move on to things we can take action on. That’s how business is performed but not how children play. So anyways, I apologized profusely to her email of “I don’t like your taste at all” –Verbatim, because, she had any idea at this juncture what my taste consisted of since I was just unpacking boxes and moving in.
After this email, the sister child who runs the store, became elusive about our plans to get her goods online and get her in social media since her target audience is the largest group of new users to facebook, grandma age. So they can check in on little Johnny since little Johnny is probably on facebook. I confront her, (efficiency) and she says she’s just not ready at this time. I’ve only covered 1 shift and 2 mornings in the over 4 months that I’ve lived here. Remember, supposed to be one day a week?