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The Good, the Bad & the Cereal

by Alaina on April 5, 2012 · 5 comments

So, it’s a good thing that I didn’t spill any of what was going on that was going to result in an announcement today. I had applied for another position at my hotel, and it was looking promising, but I ended up not getting the job.

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It may have been a blessing in disguise though. Looking at the job, it may not have been the exact direction that I wanted to go in. There was a part of me that was kind of relieved. Concierge is tough to give up.

When I returned to my desk though, I got a notice that me and my other colleagues got a raise! And a significant one. 

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AND Tuesday marked my 3 years of being a concierge. I’m finally qualified to start the application process for Les Clefs d’Or.



There are two other colleagues who are members so hopefully they can put in a good word for me. I have to line up sponsors, a letter from my GM and documentation of my employment in the front office of each hotel I’ve worked at. Lot’s of work goes into it! I hope that by the time June rolls around, I’ll be keyed. Smile

So even though I put my time into applying for this job, and being a bit bummed that I didn’t get it, other opportunities have popped up because of that. Again, perhaps a blessing in disguise.

Now, onto the cereal! Since the temps haven’t been too too cold, I haven’t had the craving for oatmeal. Lately I’ve been all about the cereal. My latest creation has Original Special K, milk, plain yogurt, peanut butter granola (which is AMAZING! Thank you Lauren!), dried cranberries and chia seeds.


Other times I’ll mix it with other cereals I might have on hand. My favorite combination was with the peanut butter Cheerio’s. Yummy!

Have you ever had your “blessing in disguise” moment? Did any new opportunities arise from it?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren April 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

So sorry you didn’t get the job but it sounds like you have some wonderful things lined up. I’m a HUGE believer that everything happens for a reason. :)

And SO glad you love the Plain Jane. It’s sort of my passion. 😉


2 Michelle April 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. So, while I’m bummed for you about the job, I’m excited for you about the raise!


3 melissanibbles April 5, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I’m sorry you didn’t get the job. It’s good to show initiative though and that you want to move up in the company. Congrats on the raise!


4 Meghan April 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I have been through many “blessings in disguise”, and it’s never easy to deal at the time. I do think it’s true that when one door closes, another opens, but sometimes that takes patience. And a raise is pretty sweet, and well-deserved, I am sure!


5 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate April 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm

LOVE cereal.

Bummer on the job :(


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