Annual Conference Nearly Ruined

The hotel’s HVAC system broke down early in the morning on the first day of my event! Our venue is way down south, and it is held in August

A big part of my job is organizing the annual conference. Last year, because of the pandemic, we didn’t have one. My job was a lot simpler last year, but this year, we are having the annual conference again. I am working hard again and am very busy every day. If I didn’t have to do all the other stuff I do every day, I wouldn’t mind this job so much, but I assure you it is very stressful. There are about a million details to look after, and if you forget something, people are going to get angry. And there are some things that are completely out of your control. One year, the parking situation at the hotel was very unorganized, and I had to hear about a million complaints about it, but do I have control over that? No. All I could do was try to get the hotel to take charge and fix parking problems. One time, there was the worst problem ever. The hotel’s HVAC system broke down early in the morning on the first day of my event! Our venue is way down south, and it is held in August. If there is ever a need for a/c, it is in the south in August, but alas, we had absolutely no cooling coming out of the a/c air vents right from the start of the day. Is the lack of air conditioning my fault? Of course it isn’t, but that does not stop people, especially my boss, screaming, “Do something!” If I could have whipped out my magic a/c-repair-wand, believe me, I would have already done it. Unfortunately, I was all out of magical air conditioning repair devices, so all I could do was demand that the hotel “do something!”

 

Annual Conference Nearly Ruined