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On this month’s vlog I answer the question: What was your first job? and what do you remember about it?
Trigger warning: I speak about sexual harassment and a near assault.
My first job was working at The Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa. There’s a lot to remember. Because of this, I forgot to mention some interesting things, like the irony of being asked to translate for French speaking guests while also assumed unworthy by guests, due to the position I held at the hotel. As you can guess, the resort catered to a certain kind of visitor.
The hotel is located in the historic Saratoga State Park. Among its amenities are the bathhouses and proximity to both the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Saratoga Race Course. The hotel often hosts weddings and other gatherings, having several beautiful ballrooms. Construction on the hotel happened in 1935 with a distinct Victorian flare. It’s truly a beautiful building. Recent renovations to the interior because of a water main break took approximately four months to complete and included marked changes in the rooms. I probably would not recognize the inside if I visited today, as my last time there was in the early 1990s.
Watch the video below to hear about my experiences working summers as a housekeeper for the hotel, and who the famous person was that I met…
Other Episodes From 2020:
- Scheduling Writing Time.
- Giving Back.
- Organizing Your Research.
- What Do You Miss Most About When You First Started Writing?
- The 50th Episode: Dealing with Anxiety and Depression.
- Where do you come from?
- A Reading From The Lucent Rise.
- Motherhood and The Writing Career.
- OP-DEC: Operation Deceit, A Reading.
- October is My Month.
Blue Honor Vlog Archive
(Scroll below the december video for the links to the episodes for the year).