Heads in Beds

Author: Jacob Tomsky

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385535643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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In the tradition of Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant, a rollicking, eye-opening, fantastically indiscreet memoir of a life spent (and misspent) in the hotel industry. 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&Ms 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. Heads in Beds is a funny, authentic, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of hotel life, told by a keenly observant insider who’s seen it all. Prepare to be amused, shocked, and amazed 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 him 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.

100 Provocative Statements about Heads in Beds

Author: Luke Palling

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458976084

Category:

Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

The Most Intimate Revelations about Heads in Beds

Author: Jake Cropper

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458974875

Category:

Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Open and Unabashed Reviews on Heads in Beds

Author: Henry Hacker

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458980524

Category:

Page: 42

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Transactions

Author: Royal Society of New Zealand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

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Putting Heads on Beds

Author: Michael Cockman

Publisher: How to Books

ISBN: 9781845281175

Category: Hospitality industry

Page: 313

View: 3242


Written specifically for those involved in the running of independent hotels, 'Putting Heads on Beds' covers the key issues which need to be addressed in order to run a successful establishment.

Machine Tools ...

Author: Niles, Bement, Pond Company, New York

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Machine-tools

Page: N.A

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