My company hosts an annual event for our top customers every year. Picture all of our best customers and a whole bunch of sales people trapped on a resort.
While not exclusive to the Hospitality Industry, I am sure you are aware that when sales people get to travel for business…..they tend to lose their everloving minds. Much less on a pleasure trip, near a beach or pool with unlimited alcohol.
One year, we were on the trip and so much debauchery occured that after the first two nights, I had to feign some type of ailment and hit my room early every night just to hide out and not have my name associated with any of the nightly shenanigans.
The first night, one salesperson from some random hotel, was totally inebriated wearing a baby doll dress with some thong underwear on bumping and grinding on the dance floor with a drunk customer. When he actually propositioned her…she hauled off and slapped him. The entire room was dead quiet.
She slapped a customer. *sigh*
Somebody ended up calling her boss who had to wake up and come downstairs and claim his salesperson. She came down the next morning all prim and proper in her suit working the trade show like nothing happened.
Another sales manager called me at 7am to tell me he brought home a male uh…”friend” and woke up to find his cash missing and he needed $20 to take a cab to the airport. *sigh* When I gave him the money ….he laughed and said “It was sooo worth it.” LMAO.
This doesn’t even get into the strip clubs, parties in people’s rooms, etc.
I enjoyed all of the travel while it lasted but I hated being privy to so much dirt on my fellow co-workers. There are just some things you never want to witness and then have to visualize while hearing them gush about their kids back in the office.