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Heads in Beds - A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-called Hospitality

Jacob Tomsky

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In the tradition of Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant, a rollicking, eye-opening, fantastically indiscreet memoir of a life spent (and misspent) in the hotel industry. Jacob Tomsky never intended to go into the hotel business. As a new college graduate, armed only with a philosophy degree and a singular lack of career direction, he became a valet parker for a large luxury hotel in New Orleans. Yet, rising fast through the ranks, he ended up working in "hospitality" for more than a decade, doing everything from supervising the housekeeping department to manning the front desk at an upscale Manhattan hotel. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room-service meals, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late checkout, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. In Heads in Beds he pulls back the curtain to expose the crazy and compelling reality of a multi-billion-dollar industry we think we know. Heads in Beds is a funny, authentic, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of hotel life, told by a keenly observant insider who's seen it all. Prepare to be amused, shocked, and amazed as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, the antics that go on in the valet parking garage, the housekeeping department's dirty little secrets-not to mention the shameless activities of the guests, who are rarely on their best behavior. Prepare to be moved, too, by his candor about what it's like to toil in a highly demanding service industry at the luxury level, where people expect to get what they pay for (and often a whole lot more). Employees are poorly paid and frequently abused by coworkers and guests alike, and maintaining a semblance of sanity is a daily challenge. Along his journey Tomsky also reveals the secrets of the industry, offering easy ways to get what you need from your hotel without any hassle. This book (and a timely proffered twenty-dollar bill) will help you

Language:

English

Length:

8h 5m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:16


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:37


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:34


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:33


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:36


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:53


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

01:37


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:59