7 Key Parts Of Working At A Country Club

7 Key Parts Of Working At A Country Club

Want to know the real ins and outs of working in a country club?

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1. Members Get What They Want And They Are Always Right

The members can ask for anything they want and there is a 95% chance that they are going to get it because they run this place. If something is wrong with their food or drink, even if their food and drink are perfectly fine, you fix it, because they are always right.

2. Resetting For Events Is A Trip

Ok, but like, lugging the tables and chairs around the dining room is a struggle. Also, better get used to spending hours folding napkins for table settings.

3. You Learn About A Lot Of Different Alcohol

These members order so many different drinks and want some weird liquor brands, so now, I know all about the alcohol.

4. You Tell Your Life Story Over And Over Again

The members will want to know everything about you. How did you get your name? Where are you from? Do you go to school? What's your major? Do you have a boyfriend? Give them your life story and they just may be satisfied.

5. Every Day During "Season" Is A Blur

Between working and school and life, season will be the death of you. Long days of events and resetting and just a constant cycle of country club life.

6. You Create A Real Bond Between Your Coworkers

Since you spend so much time together in one place, you learn a lot about each other and become a small family. I can't tell you the amount of brotherly/sisterly bickering that happens on a day to day basis.

7. The Money Is Great!

The guaranteed 18% gratuity is a really great treat. I mean you can't go wrong with that! So even if you hate the job, which you shouldn't because it is great, the money makes it all worth it!

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20 Fun Facts To Use When Introducing Yourself

As we embark on the semester, we are put on the spot in order to share interesting details about ourselves. This article discloses possible fun facts to tell others!
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After experiencing my first week of classes, I have learned that every student needs a handy-dandy list of fun facts about themselves to tell other people. Many professors use the first couple of classes to learn about their students, so you may need to think about who you are and how you want to introduce yourself to your professor and classmates. We all have that one go-to interesting fact about ourselves, but sometimes you just have to mix it up!

1. My favorite hobby is...

What do you do in your free time? Personally, I love to stay active! I am a competitive Latin dancer and enjoy teaching and taking Zumba classes, going to the gym, and hiking.

2. I love...

Is there something, someone, or somewhere that you love? What makes your heart ache? What do you miss when it's gone? I can say that I love my friends because I feel my most confident when I'm surrounded by those who love and support me.

3. I look up to...

Is there someone you adore? Who mesmerizes you? Who do you wish to learn from? After watching "A Ballerina's Tale," I discovered Misty Copeland. In 2015 she became the first African American ballet dancer to become the Female Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre. Her passion, grace, and strength continuously motivate me to better myself as an athlete and an individual.

4. This art speaks to me because...

Coco Chanel said, "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." This encourages me to always follow my heart no matter what. I will never follow society's standards and norms because they do not define me. Chanel's saying definitely influences my character and lifestyle.

5. A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is...

When you make others laugh they want to spend time and make memories with you! Don't be afraid to embarrass yourself. You will come off as down to earth, easy-going, and loyal.

6. My siblings or lack thereof influenced me by...

I can go on and on about my brother, who is 10 years older than I. We have opposite personalities and despite the age gap, we're quite close.

7. My pet(s) are my life because...

Only sad people don't like hearing about furry creatures, even if your pets are slimy and slithering creatures all human beings enjoy hearing pet tales!

8. I'm afraid of...

Your personality can be revealed by your likes and dislikes, including the things that you fear. I am terrified of change and the unknown, hence, the future is an anxiety-inducing topic to discuss for me.

9. I am the way I am because...

What have you gone through in life that has shaped you into who you are today? Remember to be open minded and allow yourself to open up to your peers. You may be surprised by how others respond and/or what others have endured as well.

10. The most unusual item that can be found in your dorm...

This is a fun fact about yourself that can easily liven up an awkward conversation. Think about your quirks and differences! One item I have in my dorm is my teddy bear, Peter, whom I like to joke is my boyfriend.

11. My dream job is...

In college, "What's your major?" is a widespread question. Nonetheless, skip the boring statement of "I'm majoring in..." and go in depth on what your dream job is (hopefully your major factors in to this dream of yours).

12. My hidden talents are...

Angelina Jolie is a knife thrower. Kendall Jenner can produce bird noises. Amanda Seyfried can crochet and knit. Is there anything special you can do? Some people have rare and unique talents, maybe you can think of some hidden talents of your own!

13. My guilty pleasure is...

I will say it a million times: don't be shy when introducing yourself to new people! I'll start by divulging my guilty pleasure: Youtube's family vlogging channel, "OKBaby"!

Check them out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvUCbnwzySKgbKiB_...



14. Some activities on my bucket list are...


This is an easy way to grab people's attention and find others with similar desires as you. Be an adventurer! Go out of your comfort zone!

15. Talk about your best friend...

How would your best friend describe you? What do you love to do with your best friend?

16. Talk about an accomplishment of yours...

You are incredible and have achieved so much! Reveal something that you are proud of — show off a little!

17. This one time at my job...

Bosses breathing down your neck. Curious coworkers asking personal questions. Cursing customers who never leave you alone. Your job can be filled with tons of hilarious situations that can easily entertain a crowd.

18. During the summer...

Any scars with stories? Any summer flings? Any lessons learned from the tanning too long? Now that summer is over, disclose memories that can leave positive impressions on others.

19. I volunteer at...

Do you do any community service? Share a funny moment while you were volunteering. What did you learn while there? Would you continue?

20. [blank] is meaningful to me because...



What do you appreciate in life? What brightens your day? What makes you fall in love? What does someone have to do to make you smile?

Finally, remember to be outgoing! Reveal that three-mile smile and open your arms to learning about others. Spread smiles, love, and happiness.

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What Being A Sales And Client Representative Is Teaching Me About People, Myself, And Marketing

Anyone who's worked in customer service would understand.

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This summer, I'm interning at a marketing company in Raleigh. My bosses and coworkers are all really cool—they are all really passionate about helping others to progress in the business and they have all worked the exact job I'm working now, so they can empathize with me.

The work isn't glamorous by any means, but I have been learning a good deal, both about myself and about other people in general. For example, there are a lot of kinda mean people. Granted, I know that they just want to shop without being approached by me about the deals we've got going on, but I'm just trying to do my job. Even more so, I'm actually trying to save the customers money! There are so many people who just put a hand to my face before I can get more than a "Hi, how are—" out of my mouth.

That's not a huge surprise, though. Anyone who's worked in customer service will certainly understand and be able to relate. One surprising thing I've found, though, is that in the sales world, practicing indifference is key.

My bosses tell us that people don't like salespeople. That's a given. What people do like, however, are people who are willing to inform or help them. I've been told to keep a "This is mine to give, not yours to take" type of mindset, and that people want what they can't have. Think about it: if someone nonchalantly informed you that you could be saving around $20 a month on your cable bill but wasn't desperately trying to get you to pull the switch, wouldn't you be much more inclined to do it?

People like making their own decisions. As a sales representative, I've got to learn how to control the conversation with my customer while also letting them decide what they would like to do. We don't operate on pushy, just on the facts. I simply inform my customers of what they're able to get, if and how it would be a good deal for them, and then I let them make the final call. It's a lot harder than it sounds, but it's actually kinda fun to put into practice.

Overall, I've learned that people like control. The customers like to make decisions, sales reps like to (and should try to) control the conversation, and people want what they can't have because when they don't have it, it's out of their control. How about that?

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