I was a new employee at my hotel and I had recently left one major Hotel chain and had started at another. Same stuff but the corporate climate was very different.
I had been in the job a month and so far was enjoying the change.
Coming down the hallway, I see the General Manager. I stop and say hello and he starts walking with me. We both get on the elevator and as we descend to the Executive offices he says….
“So, How is your period looking this month?”
For a solid minute, I was dead quiet. In my head, I was like…WHAT THE FUDGE DID THIS MAN JUST ASK ME? Then my mind started racing and I started thinking….IS THIS SEXUAL HARRASSMENT, DAMN, I JUST GOT HERE?
Finally a lightbulb went off and I remembered that at my old company, we called the end of the booking cycle “Month End”. Here at XYZ Hotels, they call it “Period End”.
“My Period looks like it’s turning out to be a good one.”
I went downstairs and told my Director of Sales what happened and she was in tears…”At least you didn’t smack him.” LOL