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Heads in beds : a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality, by Jacob Tomsky, (large print)

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Heads in beds : a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality
Title
Heads in beds
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a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality
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by Jacob Tomsky
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eng
Summary
Jacob Tomsky never intended to go into the hotel business. As a new college graduate, armed only with a philosophy degree and a singular lack of career direction, he became a valet parker for a large luxury hotel in New Orleans. Yet, rising fast through the ranks, he ended up working in "hospitality" for more than a decade, doing everything from supervising the housekeeping department to manning the front desk at an upscale Manhattan hotel. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room-service meals, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late checkout, given you a wake-up call, eaten M & M's out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. In Heads in Beds he pulls back the curtain to expose the crazy and compelling reality of a multi-billion-dollar industry we think we know. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, and amused as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, the antics that go on in the valet parking garage, the housekeeping department's dirty little secrets -- not to mention the shameless activities of the guests, who are rarely on their best behavior. Prepare to be moved, too, by his candor about what it's like to toil in a highly demanding service industry at the luxury level, where people expect to get what they pay for (and often a whole lot more). Employees are poorly paid and frequently abused by coworkers and guests alike, and maintaining a semblance of sanity is a daily challenge. Along his journey Tomsky also reveals the secrets of the industry, offering easy ways to get what you need from your hotel without any hassle. This book (and a timely proffered twenty-dollar bill) will help you score late checkouts and upgrades, get free stuff galore, and make that pay-per-view charge magically disappear. Thanks to Tomsky, you'll know how to get the very best service from any business that makes its money from putting heads in beds. Or, at the very least, you will keep the bellmen from taking your luggage into the camera-free back office and bashing it against the wall repeatedly
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autobiography
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DLC
Dewey number
647.940922aB
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX911.3.F75
LC item number
T66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Heads in beds : a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality, by Jacob Tomsky, (large print)
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Heads in beds : a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality, by Jacob Tomsky, (large print)
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Reprint of: New York : Doubleday, [2012]
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23 cm.
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Large print edition.
Extent
423 pages (large print)
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large print
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9781410473974
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2014029535
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