You say you work at a hotel... I just read this on an article on Yahoo... Doubt there is any truth to it...
Number 10 pasted below is what I am interested in... ha ha ha..
THERE’S ONE SUREFIRE WAY TO GET AN UPGRADE.
Here is one of the top lies that come out of a front desk agent’s mouth: “All the rooms are basically the same, sir.”
Bull. There is always a corner room, a room with a bigger flat screen, a room that because of the building’s layout has a larger bath with two sinks, a room that fits two roll-aways with ease, a room that, though listed as standard, actually has a partial view of the Hudson River. There is always a better room, and when I feel that $20 you slipped me burning in my pocket, I will find it for you. And if there is nothing to be done room-wise, I have a slew of other options: late checkout, free movies, free minibar, room service amenities and more. I will do whatever it takes to deserve the tip and then a little bit more in the hope that you’ll hit me again.
Some people feel nervous about this move. Please don’t. We are authorized to upgrade for special occasions. The special occasion occurring now is that I have a solid $20. That’s special enough for me!