So I checked into a casino hotel. They made me an offer to "go green"
Since I checked in for four nights if I did not waste resources by having my room cleaned for the duration of my stay, I could get a $20 food credit for any restaurant
Sounded good to me
I wondered how did some soap suds and electricity vacuuming amount to $20 worth of saving to the hotel but oh well.
I stepped out on the third day when the cleaning lady was next door. She asked if she could clean my room.
I said no as I was taking part in the "going green" program
She clearly had no idea what I was talking about
She asked if I didn't need my room cleaned could she just dial in from my room phone. It would take just a moment.
I asked why?
She said she gets paid by the room
And suddenly I understood where the $20 for my restaurant credit was coming from
The execs must have been laughing real hard around the boardroom. "We go green, alright, green dollar bills right out the pockets of our employees"
So you let the housekeeping lady call from your room and thereby get paid for cleaning your room. I know you were just trying to help her out, but to management it would look like you ask for housekeeping services anyway. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if they tacked $20 onto your bill when you check out.
No, I refused her the call.
Which is the next part of my wishy-washy feeling on the subject
I felt bad for not letting her earn a few dollars and that management was taking the money for my food credit from their workers
Otoh, technically, she was attempting to get paid for work not done. I.e. she was gaming the system.
I don't know my head hurts from this quandary
I'm glad you've brought this up. I always just assumed they wanted to save a small amount on water and wanted a green reputation. Gonna have to think harder about doing this in the future.
I never thought that for one second. It was clear to me that it was a way to have fewer housekeepers. If one of the big floors with 100 rooms used to need 4 housekeepers, now they only need 2 or 3. And the food credit of $20 costs the casino far less.
You all know what's next, don't you? I'll clue you in.....
Room cost.... $100 per night
$43 resort fee per day
$8 room tidy up fee per day (can decline...)
Casinos leave a carbon footprint like any other business. Except the casino itself serves no purpose to the general public. Society is not any better off because of casinos. Whereas we are better because of cars and planes and electricity.
Except the casino itself serves no purpose to the general public. Society is not any better off because of casinos. Whereas we are better because of cars and planes and electricity.
I think you are being unfair to casinos. I am better off because of casinos. It is in my rotation of entertainment options. It lets me go to Vegas for great vacations at steeply discounted prices. I think casinos serve the public like movie theaters do. Or golf courses. Or nightclubs.
Guessing casino industry in USA employs 500,000 people? Not to mention the dozen or so AP's on this very forum who make their living at them.
If your argument is that the problems that gambling causes overrides my points, I'll give that to you.