A good rant –
I was recently sent on a business venture to attract new clients to the optimization processes that my company provides. This was a new sort of trip because it was not for a week or two – it was for six months. My company debated whether to send me to live in an apartment because of the lengthy stay, but after a lot of back and forth they decided that putting me into a 6 month lease in an apartment that would also require a full set of furniture and U-verse cable would be too expensive. So they told me to research what short-term furnished apartments (corporate housing) would require. After a cursory search, I easily found the best place to be my short term home for the next half year. I’m not trying to advertise for this corporate housing space, but I am going to say what was true about it when I got there and unpacked my bags in my new home.
As a salesman for a top end inbound content and digital strategy firm, I really wanted to be comfortable in my new digs and that is exactly what I found in a place called Home Style Suites (www.hssuites.com). When I got to the reception and lodging desk I was welcomed by some very friendly people who were happy to accompany me on my entrance to what turned out to be a gorgeous furnished apartment. On a first look, I was so pleasantly surprised to see that this place I would be staying in actually looked just like it did in the professional photos pasted onto their website (this is rare, by the way). The apartment was spacious and well decorated and the cable (with Netflix streaming) was already ready for me. They ran me through the different amenities that this corporate housing space had and they told me about the pool, which was great for me since I am an avid swimmer. I walked through the apartment and checked out the beds, toilet, shower, etc. and was just amazed at how nice and new everything looked. I told the employees how nice it was to be in such a great place. I asked them if the walls were thin and they assured me that I would be happy – the walls were plenty thick enough to hold in me and my neighbors loud sounds. After I finished giving this place a once over, I thanked the employees who had showed me around and I started to unpack thinking to myself that this trip away was going to be a good one, because I had a home away from home to always come back from. And if you have ever been on the road for an extended period of time, you know that having a nice and large suite to come back to after a hard day of sales is a must.
So, that’s my first report from this new town and I’ll try to give more updates about my work as time goes one. For now, God bless and keep your head up!