As Mark Twain has been quoted,"rumors of my death have been greatly exagerated". It has been some time since I have blogged & I will tell you why. As work campers here in Cody WY we had somewhat mundane jobs. We enjoyed the people we worked with as well as the tourists that passed through the store. Two weeks ago there was an upheavel in the staffing. There were some firings & some quiting that left the front desk of the hotel attached to the store short staffed. The owners felt that we would be well suited to fill those positions & asked if we wanted them. Since she was between the proverbial "rock & a hard place" we said we would try it. She was very appreciative.
Well let me tell you, this job is not physical at all but is very complicated. Add to that the fact that we are right in the middle of peak season while we are trying to learn the job. It would by like learning how to make a parade float durring the Rose Bowl Parade! Needless to say it has been frustrating & stressful. We are coming home mentally drained, tense, & (most important) unhappy. It was time to step down from this "promotion" & move back to our original jobs.
Fortunately the openings were still there & we did agree to stay another week until the front desk jobs were filled. You have to remember that we are retirees who are now work campers. Our careers are over & we now work jobs, part time temp jobs at that. We do this so we can travel, see the country, & enjoy ourselves. This stressful kind of job that requires more training than we recieved is more suited to a long term job commitment. More training & better timing would have made a difference.
The past 2 weeks have been work & sleep, work & sleep and that is not how we planned on spending our retirement. Tomorrow will be our last day at the front desk. We will then be able to start enjoying ourselves & everything the Cody WY area has to offer. When we start that I will have more to blog about. So until then this is goodnight from our home in Cody because.....
Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary