A Holiday Inn employee and content creator addresses the issue of items lost at hotels and the frustrations it causes hotel workers in his latest video.
The Issue of Lost Items
Content creator Jake Ryan, known as @thinkjakeryan on TikTok, has created a new video that sheds light on a common occurrence at hotels — the issue of lost items.
A Glimpse Into Life as a Hotel Employee
Working at a Holiday Inn, Jake utilizes his workplace as a backdrop for his videos, giving viewers a glimpse into life as a hotel employee.
The Video Has Over 43,000 Views
In this latest video, released on Tuesday evening, which has already garnered over 43,000 views, Jake can be seen sitting at a computer terminal, engrossed in his work.
Suddenly, he looks up, capturing the attention of the audience.
‘Stop Calling My House’
The text overlay on the video reads, “POV: A guest who previously stayed that lost an item and calls looking for it 20 times a day finally shows up to the hotel.”
He Humorously Lip-Syncs to Audio
Jake lip-syncs to audio that humorously exclaims, “All right, I’ve asked nicely, one, two, three, four — I don’t know how many times. Stop calling my house!”
The Wave of Anger From Viewers
The video sparked a flurry of comments from viewers, each sharing their own perspectives on the situation.
One commenter playfully imagined what the former guest might say, stating, “Well, it was definitely there,” to which another responded with a witty comeback, “Ok, well, I’ll tell you it definitely isn’t.”
If You Left It, It’s Gone!
Reflecting on their own experience, another viewer reminisced, “I remember I left my DS in a hotel, and it was GONE within an hour.”
Some People Know It’s Gone
Among the comments, one individual revealed, “People leave their wedding rings all. The. Time. Please stop asking me about it; I do not have it.”
Offering a general piece of advice for those who have left something behind, another viewer quipped, “Like baby, that stuff is gone.”
They Don’t Have Security Footage
Someone else shared their frustration with persistent guests: “No because they think they’re so smart when they pull the ‘well, can you check CCTV’ card. Like, yeah, let me just get our investigation department on that right now!”
What Are People Usually Leaving Behind?
A survey conducted by Kelton Global on behalf of G6 Hospitality, the company behind Motel 6 and Studio 6, reveals that over half of travelers (54 percent) have left something behind in a hotel room.
The Most Commonly Forgotten Items
Clothing and toiletries are the most commonly forgotten items, followed by electronic devices/chargers, jewelry, underwear, and hair styling tools.
Millennials vs Older Generations
When it comes to checking their hotel rooms before departure, millennials are slightly less vigilant than older generations.
74 percent of millennials, compared to 84 percent of older Americans, take that extra look, resulting in millennials admitting to leaving behind an average of four items, while older generations typically abandon three items.
Younger Generations Retrace Their Steps
However, it is worth noting that 38 percent of millennials have retraced their steps to retrieve their forgotten belongings, compared to 33 percent of non-millennials.
Are the Demands From Guests Too Much?
Jake’s videos highlight hotel workers’ various challenges and frustrations, including encounters with demanding guests who visit the front desk for trivial items and those who help themselves to snacks without considering the charges.
A Day In the Life of a Hotel Employee
The videos provide an entertaining and relatable glimpse into the experiences of hotel employees, shedding light on the amusing and sometimes exasperating situations they encounter daily.
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