When we first get into a car, one of the first things we do is look into the rear view mirror. When driving we have to in order to see what’s behind us. This is part of the safety of driving. But what about in life? If we are always looking back, can we move forward? Even when were driving, if we continue staring back, were going to crash, then of course there is no moving forward. So the question is, if we are always looking back, how can we move forward?
When were driving and glance at our rear view mirror, were looking to see if its clear to change lanes most of the time right? which is a positive move to get you to your destination safely. What we dont want to do is continue to stare into the rear view mirror looking for something, because thats a…
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As many of our hospitality employees roil in the everyday news search for glimmers of hope, its is apparent that that glimmer of hope has arrived.
There have been many assumptions on just how the casinos will adapt to this “new normal.” Some of these suggestions have included fiberglass dividers between guests on the gaming tables, and even shower curtains between slot machines.
In addition, there are many individuals calling for a smoking ban in casinos. This would be very advantageous to employees and a perfect time to implement this in the casino industry!
Click below for the full story by the Motley Fool for the latest information on the reopening.
First I want to give a shout out to all the wonderful Mothers! I do hope that today is a very special and exciting day!
As we roll into the middle of May, I am reminded of how fortunate we are to have such a resilient town.
Las Vegas now has a great commercial with a wonderful meaning! We will be back in action soon, but at the appropriate time!
So #Facebook was filled with pictures of happy Nevada residents filling the recently approved open businesses.
Governor Sisolak Announced that phase 1 would occur May 9th. With this announcement came both support, ridicule, uncertainty, and most certainly relief. The proof of the support was in the actions of both the businesses that reopened, and the customers that visited the businesses. The ridicule came from many different directions. No matter the person or entity, the uncertainty is on the minds of all. This is most certainly uncharted territory in multiple categories.
Everyone stay safe and healthy. The “stay home” phrase is moot as of today.
As of May 4, 2020, there seems no end in sight for the reopening of the entertainment capital of the world.
Over 260,000 people have been laid off from their roles within the hospitality industry, and I am one of those. Having said that, I now have time to make this blog even better!
25 March 2020
Much has come out in the headlines today. Not much good news except the stimulus/relief bill that is still being finalized. I’ll not delve into politics on this blog.
As we move into the second week of more than 206,000 hospitality workers being laid off or fired, we keep them in our prayers as we do our nation and our planet. It’s truly unusual to have an entire globe with the same problem, but at the same time, it’s never been a better time to pull together to make this a success story.
Many of my colleagues are chomping at the bit to go back to work, and others are taking it in stride. The latter is a better option as it’s an opportunity to spend more time with the family, more time with taking care of yourself, and more time to self-reflect. It’s perfectly understandable to feel either way.
As we move closer to the month of April, the Entertainment Capital of the World is on edge, just as the rest of the globe. There are those who have been in close proximity to those that tested positive, and there are those of course who are unaware that they have been exposed. It has been ten days so far for most that worked their last day at most businesses, and for others it’s nine. In either case we keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers here at Hospitality First. Godspeed, God Bless, and stay safe and healthy.
23 MARCH 2020
As I type this blog post, the death toll rises, the globe begins to feel the effects of quarantine, and the entertainment capital of the world is void of guests.
As our elected officials attempt to find an economic solution to this crisis, medical professionals ’round the world take care of those with COVID19, and thousands await cremation or burial.
Over 206,000 hospitality employees have been affected in Nevada alone, and there is no end in sight.
The community has come together in many ways to help combat the economic struggle, some community services have ran out of resources, and some of the community defied the best practices for safety ordered by the Governor of Nevada Steve Sisolak.
I have decided to pick up the momentum of this blog in an effort to serve the hospitality community.
Please visit regularly for updates.