Why not work in a hostel?

After we've seen which are the 5 reasons to work in a hostel, let's see which are the reasons not to work in such a place. Are you strong enough to cope with the last point? 

1. Night shifts sometimes may be tough. You'll see drunk people back from parties vomiting, and in most of the cases you'll have to clean up after them. Or, if they won't vomit, they will be very willing to talk to you for hours. And... you know how it is when you are sober and your companion is drunk, don't you? Bonus prevision? It may happen also that guests fall asleep sitting on the toilet. "Knock, knock! Are you ok?"

2. When you are down, you have to fake happiness. Your guests have to feel good and get excited about staying at your hostel, but sometimes you just don't want to smile and you don't want to speak to anyone, and that's not what a hostel receptionist should do. You have to be the spirit of the place! 
Once, I wanted so much to burst into tears, but I was just continuing to dry my eyes as if something was in my eye.

3. You'll have to ask the same questions and give the same answers. "Welcome, where are you coming from, where do you go next, are you enjoying it?", and all this stuff. Later on, they'll ask about yourself, and you'll have to repeat the same story few times a week. Unless you experiment with inventing new personalities of yourself! Me and my friend, Nadea, enjoy it terribly! Most often we introduce ourselves as Polish.

Young people by the moving head of Kafka (made by David Cerny) in Prague city center
On an unusual tour with guests from the hostel I worked in.
4. It's not so well paid. That doesn't need a lot of explanation. But maybe you could counter me. 

5. And finally! The worst thing! Everyday you'll meet travelers! Do you get my point? You may be one of them. Of course, you need to earn money to live and maintain yourself, but seeing them, from behind your reception desk, with their backpacks on, you may really dishearten yourself. Working in the city centre of Prague, everytime I was passing through Wenceslaw square going to the hostel, I was seeing lots of tourists ready for a night out, and then at 8am in the morning there was almost no one. I know. I'm grown up enough to start a serious adult life, but I just couldn't bare the thought of a job that would allow me to go for holidays on some specific days, and not when I want. So, what does it really mean to work in a hostel? Being surrounded by travelers and trying to survive the temptation.

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