Four weeks ago I was hired as a reservation specialist for a major hotel firm. This position required me to complete 7 weeks of on-site training after which, I would work part time from home as a reservation specialist. (I would make or change hotel reservations).
Today was the beginning of our 4th week of training and next week we would have been put on the phones with live calls.
This afternoon, a mere 1 hour ago, our entire class of 26 was laid off. The same happened to a class that began earlier in the day and the same will happen to the next 2 classes to come in today. This lay off will affect over 80 people at this one location. There are additional classes at locations around the country who are also being let go.
This is truly a sign of our economy. People just aren’t traveling, whether it’s for business or personal, it’s not happening.
For now, the only thing I can do is hope that in January, I will get called back. This really was going to be a great job and I hope I do hear back. In the mean time, it’s going to be a very lean Christmas
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