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Double Tree/Hilton - Females subordinates (reservations) should know their place

hotel reservations - Complaint
Review by arztin on 2012-02-18
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CHESTEFIELD, MISSOURI -- I am a doctor of podiatric medicine who happens to be a woman! When I made reservation at the Double Tree hotel for an upcoming seminar under my name which I specifically did with the title DR first, this female insisted on addressing me by my first name! Even after I corrected her the first time she said it she went right back and referred to me by first name just because she answered using her first name (Donna)! Well that is her problem but I am a doctor of podiatric medicine paying good money to stay at a hotel SHE works for! Now if this is the way Hilton and other hotels treat their PAYING guests then maybe they should get out of the business of accommodating doctors and their conferences and maybe we should just save traveling expenses by holding conferences ONLY in hospitals like the Geriatric Symposium of NYC held at Mt Sinai hospital! However, if this is something that only stupid women do who have inferiority complexes and are therefore threatened by addressing other women by their right titles esepcially if they are older than that juvenile female, then maybe it is good that women continued to earn less than men for the same jobs! I am tired of females always complaining about this being a man's world with very little rights and options to women! Well, guess what? You female thugs make it easy! Divide and conquer! If you females won't stop disrepscting other females who pay the same for the hotel rooms as a male (and I am sure no male colleague of mine was treated with such disregard when he reserved his room) then stop bugging men most of whom hate women as evident by laws like birth control rights, etc about givng your vicious behinds repsect and equal rights!
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-02-19
Posted by Ben There on 2012-02-18:
I hope you checked out immediately and found another hotel in Chestefield where the subordinates were more respectful of your investment of time and money into your training of the human foot!
Posted by clutzycook on 2012-02-18:
Well, bless your heart. Yes, the clerk at the registration desk should have addressed you by your preferred name/title after you made your preference known. Would she have done this to one of your male colleagues? Hard to say without anyone witnessing it. Perhaps if you had brought the issue to the attention of the management, it would have been rectified at once.
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-02-18:
Maybe the staff is trained to greet guests by their first names. I've worked at places that required us to say the customer's first name. I got complaints a few times from customers who would prefer I called them Mr, Mrs, or Dr.
Posted by Nohandle on 2012-02-18:
This sort of thing is becoming more and more common. I personally don't appreciate someone assuming I'm their best new friend. The casual attitude has been taken to the extreme. If an employee's name badge only states his first name then call him that. He shouldn't feel free to do the same to you. I can't imagine a manager/owner of a business encouraging an employee to refer to a customer by his first name. But then, I wouldn't dream of boarding an aircraft wearing shorts and flip flops which is another story. Extreme casualness needs to be rethought
Posted by Inat on 2012-02-18:
i had an employee once that was called into HR for sexual harassment. He's a computer support guy and whenever he visted the desk of a female, he would address them as "Mrs." or "Ms." . One particular female noticed that he did not do the same with males so reported him to HR. He was befuddled b/c he said he always addresses females with the respect they deserve and couldnt figure out why a woman would not want to be addressed with the proper title. So the moral is - you're damned if you do and damned if you dont
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-02-18:
That's true, Inat. I work in a call center and I address callers as "Sir" or "Ma'am." I've had people get upset with me and ask me to call them by their first name. But at other jobs, I've been yelled at for calling customers by their first names. Sigh.
Posted by dan gordon on 2012-02-19:
me too, your not alone, I think there is attitude from both sides.

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