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Ahh… it’s Monday again!

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To lots of you Monday is the start of the working week. The day when you drag yourself (or not) back into your workplace and begin the Monday to Friday toil. When you have your own accommodation business it can be very difficult to differentiate between the days. People arrive 7 days a week. Cabins are cleaned 7 days a week. The phone rings 7 days a week (we hope)! But I find that I can usually tell when it’s a Monday!
The phone starts ringing at 8.30am (even though the Office doesn’t open until 10)… that’s desperation for you. Is it the fact that people have had a dreadful weekend maybe stuck in the house with screaming kids or the mother-in-law? Or maybe Saturday morning was spent traipsing around Homebase, B&Q, Focus DIY and then Wickes in order to get that vital piece of DIY equipment before a weekend spent up a ladder? Maybe the weekend has disappeared with nothing to remember? Or maybe a brilliant weekend has just been had and a repeat of it is craved? Whatever the reason the phone rings all day on a Monday and the email enquiries pour in too.
Today has been one of those days… bookings for next week as well as bookings for next YEAR!
Long may it last. I can cope with no lunch one day a week. But if you’re one of those people trying to get through, be patient or maybe phone on a Tuesday when it’s a bit quieter… I’ll still be here.

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Author: Property Manager

Director at Cadair View Lodge Ltd - self catering log cabins in the Snowdonia National Park

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