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Klaudja , the Bar Tender Speaks

 
My wonderful experience at the Hotel Torino began about 10 years ago. The world of work was new to me and at  Hotel Torino I learned to deal with it, living away  from home, sharing all my days, my room, my life for three months with my collegues .It has  been difficult but at the same time interesting, and  Hotel Torino was a  turning point for my life.
I learned the technical abilities to work at the bar : I learned to make my first coffee, my first spritz, my first cocktails, my  ice cream sundaes, but mostly I learned to relate to customers and colleagues .I remember the first time I did a Pina Colada: I left the shaker a little opened and all the cocktail  spilled on me. I smelt of  coconut and pineapple  !! What a laugh! When you work you must learn to be practical, to manage inventory, the galley, to do things quickly, because in summer season, the in a seaside resort, the speed reigns supreme.
Working in a seasonal business and starting very  young, you also have to learn to manage your freedom: you are far away from home, from  your parents,  you live alone and work in a Jesolo full of premises, leisure and entertainments. You would like to go out every night to have fun, to meet people, to socialize, but, you realize very quickly that if you give in to temptation every night , your  work and colleagues will be affected: Working  far from home  can really help you in your  growth , and to manage your freedom. 
The bar at Hotel Torino in Jesolo  , is not only the bar of a , but also the bar of a big restaurant pizzeria completely independent  from the hotel. The clients are  mixed : passing  from the passing customer of the restaurant with whom you relate very short time , to the loyal customer  returning  to eat pizza here at the Hotel Torino in Jesolo,  without fortgetting the hotel guest  which stays at the hotel  more days. And it is with these clients that you can talk, have a chat : it is a way to see a friendly face every day. The hotel gives the chance of half board or            full board in Jesolo and afetr meals, the hotel Guests come to the bar to drink  their coffee or an aperitif before  dinner. This s a joy, when you see the client, you just speak about the food , you prepare the coffe : is a time of light work.Hotel Torino gave me the basics and  the hope that I can build a future: starting from  my economical independence and  the opportunity to help my family and finally allowing me to continue my studies. I admit it is never easy to follow a new path but I still  love my job  and still do it with the same passion and determination than when I started. My first fears of not failure have been replaced by my awareness and feeling sure.
I have known  many people in the course of these 10 years:   I lost some of them, others  are still my friends. These people, some making me angry, other  giving me healthy relationships, have made a better and stronger Klaudja.  It is not easy to work during the summer season, because it requires a spirit of sacrifice, patience and above all love for what you do. I love to do the bartender, but last year I had the opportunity also  to work as a waitress  in the  hotel’s restaurant. As the hotel offers  full board in its restaurant , it  lives an independent life from the pizzeria.
So, for anothe time, Hotel Torino has given me the chance to get back into play, to learn something different. To wrok at  the bar is very different from the waitress work in the hotel restaurant, both as work shifts, which as skills and services. The thing that has impressed me is that many customers wanted me to serve them until the end of their holiday. And I realized that the hotel, especially a  hotel in Jesolo Lido, focuses   to establish a friendly relationship with the customer. It was really nice because, after finishing my experience in the hotel restaurant ,  the customers went down to the bar to drink coffee and to greet me. It’s nice to create  so many genuine relationships . Every year when i start my job,  I always ask of historical customers. They themselves are part of the “Hotel Torino Family.” I remember even as they prefer their coffee.Hotel Torino  is a second Home for me and part of me wherever I will work in the future,