Hotels Add ‘Panic Buttons’ to Protect Housekeepers From Guests - Bloomberg A step in the right direction I hope.
Wow, I never even considered this. It's crazy to me.
Growing up, my father managed (as general manager) Sheratons, Marriotts, and Renaissance hotels. At larger hotels, the manager typically lives on-site with his/her family. So... I spent the greater part of my life living in connected hotel rooms in the manager's suite. The housekeeping staff were always adults while I was just a kid, and since they sometimes picked up after me, I always thought of them as an extended parent of sorts. As an adult, this attitude persists for me, so I can't imagine guests treating them in the ways laid out in that article!
It is sad and amazing that guests would behave so horribly toward hard-working housekeepers, isn't it?
It makes sense. Most I come across have immediate radio comms but that may not always work. With so many cameras in hallways these days, I find it hard to believe bad people can think rationally they can get away with things.
Signs of the times, I fear!
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