Unfiltered Story #100117

, , | Unfiltered | November 14, 2017

(I’m the only cross trained employee at the hotel I work at. I do housekeeping primarily, and I’m trained on desk work. I work two nights a week so our night clerk gets his time off. We, the night clerks are in for 11 p.m. and leave at 7 a.m. It’s part of the job to answer any late or early calls that come in. We have some long term guests in the hotel, one of who is a drunk. I have caught this man beating on our ice machine, it is broken at the moment due to him. I have also caught him with his belt and pants undone and exposing himself to rooms that were occupied. I have him on being a public nuisance, indecent exposure, and this occasion was the final straw.
Scene, 6 a.m. the phone rings. I answer with my morning spiel.)

Drunk: “I called because your slow internet just cost me $3000!”

(Interspersed with various curse words, he sounded lucid enough to understand that he was being unreasonable for the time he was calling. He continued to rant and curse at me, until he took a breath and apologized for his behaviour. He followed up this apology with a stunner.)

Drunk “So, what are you wearing?” he said this in a light tone of voice. I was shocked to say the least. I had never before been the victim of sexual harassment. I had a few months earlier been told that I would be killed, but that was easy to handle.

I made a recovery and explained the work uniform to the guest. Then I hung up and made a full report to my supervisor and G.M. I explained what had happened and told them that I would not be cleaning that man’s room again, I would not speak with him, and if I saw him off property, I would likely be the one in jail. I was not scared of this man, I am angry with him, for making me feel like a piece of meat, and for humiliating me at my workplace.

I went to work a few days later for housekeeping, and found out the other housekeeper hadn’t done his room, and my supervisor’s idea was to keep from being held liable or in breach of contract, that sending in the on shift desk clerk with me to clean his room. My general reaction was anger at being forced to do exactly what I had said I would not do. I put off going, as the desk clerk was also female and I didn’t wish to expose her to this man. All my coworkers think he’s a greasy little creeper anyway.

After my coworker had left, I made my way over to long term and began cleaning the other tenants rooms. The front desk supervisor came over to keep the drunk away from me while I cleaned his room, under protest of course, and he tried to make nice.

I don’t remember a word of what I said, but it must have been brilliant, my F.D. Supervisor was impressed that I kept myself retrained and didn’t curse at this man, and that I hadn’t raised my voice, as there are children staying in L.T. with their parents. If I had made a bigger scene, I wouldn’t have a job and that man would get off scot free with his behaviour.

I couldn’t believe that my bosses response to this was to say, ‘now I actually have to talk to him about this’ and then make me and my female coworker go to his room. This man has already harassed one woman on staff, so we’re going to throw her and ANOTHER WOMAN at him. What?!

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