Going for a summer getaway but having travel with your heavy luggage? Then call for a luggage porter and he will come in your rescue. They are people who will carry your luggage all the way to your hotel room or in the airport lobby. But what does a luggage porter does? Here is their job description that will help you appreciate their nature of job.
Luggage Porters or baggage porters are the ones who handle heavy lifting jobs in the airline or hotel industries. Their main responsibility is the baggage but they too can perform other jobs such as function rooms and other hotel duties. They rely on their strength as their main job need this and they work early in the morning or can stay up late at night.
A luggage porter does not only handle the baggage of the people but also performs other duties and these are:
Luggage Porter job can be very tiring. They are required to carry heavy luggage and they are on their feet the whole day. They work eight hours a day on a shifting schedule in an airport or hotel area. They have lesser contact in the public and supervised by a head porter. For porters who are working in a hotel they transport and carry luggage outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions. Their work also varies when they work for transportation facilities such as bus stations or airports and they also work outdoors.
Being a luggage porter does need a bachelor’s degree and having a high school diploma is enough already. They need to have strength in carrying heavy luggage, good communication skills and offer quality customer service. Some are required to have one month training for their job. And they need to work eight hours a day.
The compensation rate of a luggage porter is usually low and it depends also in their working environment and station. But for some porters who offer excellent job their clients can give those tips for an added income. The hourly wage of a porter is $10 in the hotels while $14 in the airports.
Being a luggage porter is quite a tough and tiring job. But without them you may be finding it hard to carry your entire luggage all the way to the airport or hotels. The next time you ask for their help, why not give them extra tip for the services they rendered to you.
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