"I love what I do now"

After having started his retirement and deciding that he wanted to try something new, Doug joined Travelodge to work as a Receptionist.

Why did you join Travelodge?

After a couple of months of retirement, I was bored! So I wanted something part-time, stress free, with at least two weekends off a month. I looked at several jobs but Travelodge was flexible and accommodating, which makes life so much easier, and I got the job as a Receptionist. My wife and I are extremely fortunate, so I do not have to work to pay the bills, I do it because I love it.

How does working at Travelodge fit in with your life?

It’s just perfect, we get a rota in advance and can talk with our Hotel Manager or swap shifts with Team Members so it is an arrangement that works for all of our team. I work 16 hours a week, which means I still have time to go fishing and to walk my dog Hardy. Also, it means my wife and I have time to see our grandchildren - we try to look after them as often as we can when they are not at school. I can book days off in advance so that my wife and I can go on holiday too - we went to Jamaica in February and are going on a Caribbean cruise in December!

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