Why Birgit likes to work at the ActiLingua Residence and what her daily tasks are, can be read here in her profile.
What’s your name?
What are you responsible for in the ActiLingua Residence?
I work at the reception.
Your previous education and or working experiences:
I study to become a teacher at the pedagogical university of Vienna. Before I started working at the ActiLingua Residence I worked part-time as checkroom attendant and hostess in different locations. Most of the time I worked at Hilton hotels.
Since when you are working at the ActiLingua Residence?
Since August 2015.
What are your daily tasks at the ActiLingua Residence?
Besides the daily check-ins and chceck-outs I am also responsible for ensuring that everything in this building works as it is supposed to. In addition I need to be available for the guests all the time and I try to fulfill every wish.
What should never be missing at your desk?
At my desk you will always find a glass of water, a notepad and some pens in case I need to make some quick notes.
What is special about working at the ActiLingua Residence?
Because we are a small hotel with only a few employees one gets along with everyone and feels in good hands. The entire hotel as well as the permanent guests who are staying for a longer time guarantee a familiar working atmosphere instead of a cold an impersonal one.
How do you feel about working with students most of the time?
On the whole my experiences with students are very positive. Most of them are very friendly and always open for some conversations.
Can you remember a very special moment during your time at the ActiLingua Residence?
I really appreciate the moments where you got time to get to know a student better. Because some of them are staying for several months. One day I met one of my guests at the other side of the city and she greeted me like we have been friends for years. If such guests come again to stay in the ActiLingua Residence you immediately recognise them and its always a pleasure.
What are your personal wishes for the future?
At the moment I am perfectly happy. Within the next year I am going to finish my studies and then I will see what the future might bring.
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