Ellen Stafford (chicaboo25) wrote,
Ellen Stafford
chicaboo25

Work....has been so busy today....Marky and Laura are off having fun in Florida and I am stuck here doing a million enquiries. Some people don't know what I do for a living, so let me explain. I am self employed and work from home, though I get treated by my bosses more as if they employ me its odd but it works for now. So the three of us run an online guesthouse/hotel booking agency. We deal with hotels all over the UK. Mainly central London hotels, B&Bs on outskirts of London, Bath, York, Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Canterbury and Edinburgh. But we have others dotted here and there like in Cornwall, Wales etc. So we deal with about 100 or so places....so what people do is go to our site, most of the B&B's on there have been inspected by Mark and Laura or Mark's parents and other ones that haven't come highly recommended. So they go to our site and fill out the form for the guesthouse they like and it's my job to phone the ones that either don't have email or are too slow at replying that we would lose the booking. Then I write to the guests and tell them if its available....if not then try to find them an alternative....if they book we take a small booking fee and get commission from the B&B's. :)

Anyway so Mark and Laura are away so I am dealing with ALL enquiries....luckily Mark is dealing with the bookings from Florida.....but I have about 20 enquiries here already for tomorrow and half of them are for the end of May bank holiday so its going to be a lot of phoning around. Most of the London Hotels are chokablock and ones in Bath, York etc are only taking three night bookings etc...ARGH...

Today I had a great day though because I got to speak to my three favourite men at B&B's...hope I get the same tomorrow. Their voices are lush...hehe

They are:

Nick - Hotel near Paddington, London
Gary - B&B in Gatwick
Simon - Hotel in Bloomsbury, London

I am such a sucker for voices.....*sigh*
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