Baggage Porters and Bellhops
On the Job
Baggage Porters and Bellhops work at transportation terminals or hotels. They handle baggage for travelers.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Arrange items for use or display.
- Arrange services or reservations for patrons.
- Assist individuals with special needs.
- Greet customers, patrons, or visitors.
- Inspect facilities.
- Clean facilities or work areas.
- Deliver items.
- Handle luggage or other possessions for patrons.
- Provide escort or transportation.
- Provide attraction or event information to patrons.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
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