Two weeks working as a host so far….by Kar-yan Li

When I first step into the office, it was very daunting and surreal. This was practically my first time working in an office with REAL people owning their own business or people help runs someone’s business empire.

‘You’re not a child anymore Kar, you’re a real adult now’ was the first thing that ran through my head.

I remember sitting stiffly on those comfy armchair by the lounge area, taking in the atmosphere while looking over the pantry area wondering if those cans of cola are free for me to drink, that’s when I notice a pixie-looking lady comes striding towards my direction like she owns the place.

Till I realize that was my boss by the name of Elaine. Have you ever had a boss that made you feel so comfortable yet keeps you on your toes at the same time?

Since I’ve never worked in a formal setting, Elaine has patiently given me many advices and tips on how I present myself, how to act professional and how to think like a business-minded entrepreneur would.

Especially knowing every single member’s name.

I felt the pressure and I didn’t want to get in trouble so I did my best to know everyone’s name. I even made a seating chart by Elaine’s suggestion.

It really works!

To the point I know everyone’s drink preference!

I really respect her for that.

The other hosts Heidi, Marta and Sean made me feel really welcome and taught me how the whole Host’s system works.

If I ever made a mistake or I’m not too sure about something, they’re always willing to help and teach me again from the start until I get it right.

I really like working for The Hive. Everyone is so nice and encouraging that they really give me the confidence to work better as a Host.

I would never on my own will go up to someone I’m not familiar with and have a chat.

By working for The Hive, I can confidently go up to someone, introduce myself as the new host and ask for their names and what’s their business about so I can get to know them better. I even ask if they want a drink in the end.

It’s also a great place to make new friends and network. You’ll meet so many interesting people from around the globe and listen to their stories and ideas while you’ll learn something new from them.

The one I have yet to meet is Constant Tedder. The Big Boss.

I’m anxious yet curious to meet him.

Wish me luck that I don’t mess up when I meet him for the first time.

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