I am quite excited. Back in October I was asked if I’d be interested in a job that entailed looking after a private villa that is rented out for the summer season, next year. I’ve known the chap who owns the villa for years and used to work for his holiday company a few years back, when the children were younger.
After meeting up with the chap and discussing details I have decided to take the job.
So ‘Work’ Had To Be My #WotW…
What The Job Entails…
My job will be to make sure the villa is clean and tidy, the previous person who did the job employed someone to do the cleaning, but I quite fancy doing it myself and it’s extra money. I have to make sure any requests are met and a welcome pack is in place.
I will also have to meet the clients at the airport and lead them to the villa (they will follow me in a hire car), where I will show them everything they need to know and answer any questions they may have. And of course I will be available if they ever need me or just want me to pop in during their stay (which I’ll be doing anyway when I do a midweek clean).
I Feel Lucky…
As the hours are ideal. It is part time work and there maybe weeks during the low season when there is very little work to do (but I’ll be paid a retainer). The hours are flexible within reason (obviously I have to be at the airport when the plane comes in!) and I know the chap pays fairly and on time. Which if you live and work on a Greek island you’ll know isn’t always the case!
I haven’t worked for a couple of years now as it is difficult with Greg’s. He is seventeen, but I don’t like to leave him for too long as he probably wouldn’t eat or drink. I can leave him for a few hours, without too much of a problem, if I run through things with him before hand and I am always at the end of a phone as is his Dad and Grandparents. I do hope there will come a time when I won’t have to think for him, but that time isn’t now.
Another good thing about the job is that the children can come and do some work too. They can help with the cleaning by sweeping the terraces, emptying the bins or cleaning the windows.
Another thing I like about the job is the fact that there will be no one looking over my shoulder. I know what is expected and will be trusted to get on with it.
I will probably start work next May and the chap who owns the villa will be over in April for a couple of weeks, so we’ll be able to have another chat about what he wants then.
What I Am Looking Forward To Most Is…
Getting out and about more and being me and not just Mum. I am not the most sociable of people, but I used to look forward to meeting clients and looking after them when I worked for the villa company.
I am more than a little nervous about the job as I don’t want to let the chap down, but it’s a nice sort of nervous. I am sure that once I get into the swing of things the nerves will subside.
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