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well I am fairly new to the B&B world having only been in operation for about two year sand I had a situation this morning that I would love some feedback on from you experienced innkeepers. I have four ironworkers renting weekly and this morning long after they left for work a taxi showed up and a young lady ran downstairs and out the door without a word! Is there anything I should say or do?

 

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As an innkeeper... I see no evil, speak no evil and have hear no evil. It's just not my business who they sleep with and why, unless it's a question of security. We've had a few guests who have had visitors. As long as they aren't professionals. None of my business.

If they are leaving them in the house alone, though, that needs attention. I would simply say to then that any guests who are left in the house alone need to be registered. Barring that, it is their own business.

I don't know about elsewhere, but welders around here are extremely well paid.

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I don't know about elsewhere, but welders around here are extremely well paid.

They are  - but as my current (perhaps about to be departing, job ending) welder says, "I am here to make money" and that means spending as little as possible on living arrangements when away from home. My son is throwing every cent he can into the "Finland Fund" to keep them on track for moving to Finland in 2014.

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I have had welders stay in the past at a reasonable weekly rate - mostly off-season. So far have been fortunate to get good ones. I have been asked about the wife coming down - in fact one is this weekend.

I really DO know what was meant by the question of them affording your rates. My son is a welder and he looks for CHEAP, reasonably clean, a bathroom, and a TV is a plus. BUT he has more than a few times asked the boss what they are paying per night and added to it to go elsewhere because they usually do get some fleabags. My one guy was in a local motel and considers himself in luxury to be here. I make a pot of coffee in the mornings and another pot in the afternoon for his thermos (he is on night shift). He and a college student doing an internship at a local TV station share a bathroom. It is almost 4 weeks now and they seem to be doing great with the share of bathroom, fridge, etc. The welder has actually mowed my grass twice.

Yes, your rules RULE. They know they have a good thing with you - because they know what they usually have to live in. Good luck.

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You could ask them.

There is not anything else you can or should do. I am not sure (Are you suggesting it was a hooker?) I mean, hm, if that is the case and she is now gone what will you do.

I have to ask what your room rates are that you are able to rent to ironworkers though, as their per diem doesn't even touch the gvt per diem. Do you want them treating you as a no-tell motel? Your rules, your B&B. 

(PS Sorry to hear about this - we hope you get it sorted out!)

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I appreciate everyone's input and have decided how to handle things. as for your surprise at iron workers being able to pay a high cost we are in an oil rich province and all workers are making tremendous wages enough to allow them to fly home on days off,stay here and still make a good living. 

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stonehouse wrote:

I appreciate everyone's input and have decided how to handle things. as for your surprise at iron workers being able to pay a high cost we are in an oil rich province and all workers are making tremendous wages enough to allow them to fly home on days off,stay here and still make a good living. 

Uh oh, hope it wasn't my cousin who had the lady over!

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stonehouse wrote:

I appreciate everyone's input and have decided how to handle things. as for your surprise at iron workers being able to pay a high cost we are in an oil rich province and all workers are making tremendous wages enough to allow them to fly home on days off,stay here and still make a good living. 

No I didn't say they didn't make good wages, I said they usually pick the least expensive motels to stay in.

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I assumed..as came to my own conclusion..because if it was one of their wives...well...I doubt she would have run out the door crying

He needs to talk to them and let them know he say a woman running out the door and that is unacceptable behavior in his B & B.  Do they get breakfast too???

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no breakfast, they leave at 4:30 am to catch a bus to the oil patch. They have been great so far and as this is the first hiccup I will cut them some slack and not assume the worst, just ask them to let me know ahead of time if their wives are coming for a visit for safety reasons:

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stonehouse wrote:

no breakfast, they leave at 4:30 am to catch a bus to the oil patch. They have been great so far and as this is the first hiccup I will cut them some slack and not assume the worst, just ask them to let me know ahead of time if their wives are coming for a visit for safety reasons:

That is an excellent way to put it. They can graciously be mortified or they will let you know if someone is staying over. Just hope it's not going to turn weird if it's a lot of different 'wives'!

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Tough call on that one. You can't be sure whose room she was in. Nor can you assume the room she was in wasn't her husband's. Would have been nice had one of them let you know that he was having company.

If you want to approach this, ie- they are there for another couple of months, you could mention that you would like to know when there are other people in the house as she 'scared you this morning' running out of the house when you thought no one was there.

Don't imply anything seedy. You're not their mom.

Annoys me to death when we find out there were 'extra' people. But those folks aren't staying on.

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it depends on your insurance as well ie how many people are you covered for.

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Welcome. Yup...a touchy situation. I think you do need to approach them about it though. What if there were a fire or something and you had no clue of this person being in the house. Your inn is for guests only. If this was for "other purposes" we can only surmise...that too needs to be addressed.  You are not running a brothel and if neighbors catch wind of it, you could be in big legal do do. I will let other chime in here...I am sure they will.

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thank you that does rather confirm to me that is still my house my rules 

 

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