250th Issue: Podcast – “When People Come On Holiday, All Senses Get Left Behind”

For our next milestone, I thought I’d present something a little different – namely our very first proper podcast.


 

Picture Credit: "Mighty Travels"

Picture Credit: “Mighty Travels”

With several years experience in different departments across the industry, Ellie Wicks shares her thoughts on this pressing issue.

With several years experience in different departments across the industry, Ellie Wicks shares her thoughts on this pressing issue.

In any customer–facing industry, it is a frequently–mentioned fact that the general public make the staff’s lives more difficult, mainly through not being able to think for themselves. It is no different in catering or hospitality. Even John Cleese said that his famed, crazed hotelier character Basil Fawlty would be able to ‘run a first–rate hotel if he didn’t have all the guests getting in the way’.

The following podcast, featuring three–year hotel receptionist Ellie Wicks (see pictured) explores the topic of how unintelligent customers become when they enter a hotel or restaurant, and how truly dependent they are on the staff.

 

 

 

Due to the file size limitations on this site, we had to split the feature into two parts:

Listen here for Part 1:

Listen here for Part 2:

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