Luxury help wanted

What's up at the Beverly Hills Hotel? Check out p36 of Citybeat and you'll find a display ad for host/hostess, engineer, barbacks (that's a bartender's assistant), food runners, bussers, security officer, logo shop clerk (I haven't a clue), dishwashers, room service cashier/order taker, room service/busser and asst. pastry chef. Maybe all those job openings are typical at a big, luxury hotel, but it wouldn't inspire much confidence if I were checking in. By the way, you need excellent communications and customer service skills - not to stay there, but to work there - and if you apply in person it must be Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oh, another thing: the Beverly Hills Hotel is a "drug free environment."

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