“Onwards & Upwards”
So yesterday was my last day at Fire & Ice, my farewell was held on Monday and surprisingly I was not even as sad as I thought I would be. I was expecting to cry absolute buckets and that I would need to be held tenderly for at least 5 seconds. But, nothing…
Don’t get me wrong, because it was indeed sad to be leaving, but I have known for over a month already that I was moving, so I think I just had the time to sort of, get over it, you know?
I still remember the day I started working at Fire & Ice, I was until yesterday the longest standing employee at the Hotel. 4th January 2010 – 3 years, 9 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, 7 hours & 30 something odd minutes ago I walked into the door of what became my absolute pride and joy. I can remember when the floors didn’t even have carpets on them yet, the stairs no rails, I painted skirting boards, did site inspections in hard hats with potential clients, was thrown into a swimming pool with all my clothes on, worked like a slave during World Cup, passed my 3rd year and then took on a senior position in the Hotel. Blood, sweat and some tears went into building the property into what it is today. Best. Moments. Ever.
I have proudly sat in monthly marketing meetings, showcasing mine and the team’s hard work in front of directors and sales managers, produced 3 rooms budgets and have grown into the still learning strong individual that I am today because of what I learnt working at this fine property for this fine company.
All I can now say is “onwards & upwards”! May the next door I am opening on Friday be just as challenging and as exciting as this journey was! 🙂