So, would you ask Innkeepers for advise?

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So we are leaving in June, the owner is seeking new innkeepers. As an owner who has never been an innkeeper (our boss) but a great boss overall, would you, if you were a boss with no innkeeping experience ask the resident innkeepers for advise on the potential new innkeepers? Just a thought, had one couple last week that the boss was pretty much wanting to start early (our notice was given in February-5 month notice) and they were the "top contenders" when we met them we (the resident innkeepers) did not really get a good feel for them, we didn't say anything figuring that maybe she would ask-no questions. Sop today a new couple came in-we don't get a good feel for these either, but better than the last one.

Just wanting to know if any owners (that have not ever done the job) would ask the innkeepers their opinion.

 

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Agree with the others who say to just let it go.  The owner calls the shots. 

Chalk your tenure there up to a good experience and move on to your next adventure in college and beyond!

Best of luck!

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Just walk away, it's not your responsibility. Enjoy your new life!

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That's what my husband said, its not our call, if she doesn't ask its her result. Thanks you all..

BTW we are going back home to WV-I cannot wait! I've been excepted to Concord University were I plan to finish my Bachelor's Degree in English and minor in Tourism..hopefully I will get a good job for the next 20 years and write a book in between.

Innkeeping has been fun, exciting and a great experience, but I recognize when I'm burned out. Who knows, I hope I can come in here from time to time.

I am open to short innsitting opportunities throughout the summer months if anyone has any openings let me know. We already have one short job in July. 

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Looking forward to welcoming you HOME. I wonder if it is that way for folks in other States - just being here is (I swear) "in your blood". Is it that was for others? During 23 of my 24 years in Illinois, I could not wait to go HOME. I know you feel that way also BirgWatcher.

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You are so right-once you live there it does get in your blood. Just heard today that WV is one of the top retirement states...and you wonder why.

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So glad you realized it was time to move on.  Sometimes we work at something wayyyy past the time that we should.  It sounds like you have a good plan for your future....Best wishes.  Don't look back!  yes

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birdwatcher wrote:

That's what my husband said, its not our call, if she doesn't ask its her result. Thanks you all..

BTW we are going back home to WV-I cannot wait! I've been excepted to Concord University were I plan to finish my Bachelor's Degree in English and minor in Tourism..hopefully I will get a good job for the next 20 years and write a book in between.

Innkeeping has been fun, exciting and a great experience, but I recognize when I'm burned out. Who knows, I hope I can come in here from time to time.

I am open to short innsitting opportunities throughout the summer months if anyone has any openings let me know. We already have one short job in July. 

Best of luck to you and enjoy life!

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 did i miss something? where are you going?

  sorry i can't help with the question.

 

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Her shop, her call. You are leaving. She has no way of knowing whether you harbor good or bad thoughts. No one ha a hand in choosing their replacement on a job. Boss hires, boss pays, boss deals with the results. Smile, wish everyone well when you leave, and do the best you possibly can if you are asked to train the replacements.

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I guess it depends. did she ask anyone about hiring you? If not, she won't ask you because she obviously feels like she did a good job! ;-) 

Another thing tho is this is really her show. If it doesn't work out it's not on you.

Now, if I saw these applicants stealing or doing something inappropriate then I would say something.

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Probably not.

I am not an advice nor a committee person, that is why I am the way I am. Do my own research and just do it...

I think that is not the question though here, I think the question is that you are feeling hurt that you are not being consulted. Sorry, I know you feed unappreciated. All the best in your NEXT VENTURE! 

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Maybe, maybe not.  I know I appreciate when our assistant mentions something to me without me having to ask her about it.  That, actually is our biggest complaint with her - that she doesn't.  If you sat in on both interviews, go ahead and shoot an email, telling her the pluses and what you would be concerned about for each couple from your POV.  If you didn't sit in on the interviews, that's a different story all together.

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