Sunday, October 25, 2015
The End is in Sight
I keep an eye on Craigslist and the internet for new competitors on the housecall scene, and they turn up regularly. Other hotel doctors gnash their teeth, but I send off my C.V.
Being experienced and available 24 hours a day is an appealing quality, so they often respond. Working for competitors is sometimes painful if they send me to one of my hotels. There’s little I can do because I can’t match their marketing techniques (my lawyer warns me not to be more specific).
Mostly I take for granted that this younger, aggressive, social-media savvy, ethically challenged generation will drive us older hotel doctors out of business. Luckily, I’m already collecting from my retirement savings and social security, so I work because I enjoy it.