As much as we may sometimes get annoyed, this is the best job I've ever had

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I don't even have the job yet, but it really is a good job.

No commute.  No boss.   You have autonomy over hours and seasons.   (Example:  We are closed for a week in June and a week in September because we need a before and after vacation.  We know it's high season, but we also know ourselves.   Another, we can be open or not during the off season.)

You meet happy people.  People on vacation are generally pretty happy.

The stress of getting the laundry done is nothing compared to the stress we had when we worked in corporate or retail.  

We get to live in a really nice house!

We get to be creative with decorating, menus, recipes, gardening.

 

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I might agree ... ask me after Graduation Weekend  Smiling

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Absolutely!  Even though we are cutting back after 28 years of hosting, we still thank our lucky stars every day that we decided to be innkeepers.  Even when we had to wear two hats to keep going, our inn keeping careers have been the most enjoyable part of our working lives!

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Yes, yes, yes.

I worked in IT support, was frequently called at 1am, 2am, 3am because of failures which often involved me problem solving over the internet, sometimes having to go into the office. Then there was the 1 hour commute each way.

We have a lovely house in a beautiful location. We can have time off and go away whenever we choose, 6 weeks or more in the winter. 

 

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It is definitely a lovely house in a very beautiful location. We're glad you were able to make time for lunch. It was great to meet you both in person. We ended up having a picnic lunch at Urquhart Castle a couple of days later as part of our journey to Ullapool. The loch was at it's sunny best!

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happykeeper wrote:

It is definitely a lovely house in a very beautiful location. We're glad you were able to make time for lunch. It was great to meet you both in person. We ended up having a picnic lunch at Urquhart Castle a couple of days later as part of our journey to Ullapool. The loch was at it's sunny best!

It was lovely to meet you both too, shame we didn't have longer.

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If Hawaii makes it onto your schedule, let us know

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Just back from nearly 3 weeks in Scotland. BEST job I have ever had. 

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LOL YOU KNOW IT! Hope you enjoyed the Whisky Festival ..bet that was a good one.

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Our time on Islay for the Feis Ile was grand! Loved the island and the island way. Exceeded our expectations. Stayed at Glenegedale House and it was superb. Kilohana won 2nd place at the Whisky Nosing Ceilidh and made the local paper! Too much fun!

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   Amen!

 (I thought you had an office job or did you say goodbye since?)

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I do have an office job.  But I love my innkeeper part time job.   

Looking forward to making the switch to full time.  Not for awhile yet, but a girl can dream.

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

I do have an office job.  But I love my innkeeper part time job.   

Looking forward to making the switch to full time.  Not for awhile yet, but a girl can dream.

   It will be time before you know it!

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Because I opened my B & B I have met people from all over the world, I have made friends who included me in the road trip of my life to meet in person friends from years here (because of this Forum I was blessed to be with a friend and his family within 15 minutes of learning my husband died), a guest told us whet was wrong with DH (post-polio) and was was able to lift the world from a guest when I told her she had it; I have traveled as part of my State delegation to major events (at my own expense of course), I have met people who were well-known and important in their worlds. Were it not for this Forum, I would not have become involved with the B & B group in the UK (thank you, Cambs), had blessings granted to me, and expanded my world.

Yes, Beachie, this IS the best job I have ever had.

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Smiling

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Yes! All of that!

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