Without these hard workers, Valentine’s wouldn’t be the same.
Each February, our shopping centers are flooded with pink and red as people try to imagine new ways to show their affection for one another — knowing how to make Valentine’s Day special can be difficult. Unfortunately for some with Valentine’s Day jobs, the big day means a long day of work, not romance.
It’s not as bad as you might think. Many of those people who are working on Valentine’s Day have an opportunity to make someone else’s holiday extra special. Just like a accountants prepares for tax season, these professionals know that the season of love is their time to shine. Here are five Valentine’s Day jobs and how those who do them help make the day amazing for other people.
1. Florist (HT-071-3:2014)
“I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.” — Helen Keller
This one seems like the most obvious of Valentine’s Day jobs, right? But that doesn’t mean it’s simple. A great florist doesn’t just run a sale on a dozen red roses — they will help you think outside of the box and perhaps suggest a different flower that will dazzle your significant other. A great florist knows their stuff.
For example, did you know that nearly every flower has a symbolic meaning? Some of them overlap, so there are several flowers that indicate love besides roses. Chrysanthemums and carnations also signify love. Gardenias represent a secret love.
Don’t take your local florist for granted. They know their flowers and the ideal arrangement doesn’t happen by accident. It’s a trained skill. With a great florist’s help, you can find the flower that says exactly what you want it to say and then build a gift idea around it.
While you’re at it, make sure to say thank you. They work like crazy this time of year!
2. Massage therapist (MP-082-3:2011)
“I take a massage each week. This isn’t an indulgence, it’s an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health” — Robin S. Sharma
Who doesn’t love a great massage? The feeling of someone digging deep into the muscle tissue and releasing all of the pent-up tension and chronic aches can be heavenly.
It’s no coincidence that professional massage sessions are a popular Valentine’s Day gift. Want to dial up the romance? Get a couple’s massage where you can both enjoy the same experience at the same time.
Like a great florist is more than a flower picker, a great massage therapist is more than just a person who rubs your calves. The massage therapists can read your body and your body language to adjust the level of pressure and find your trouble spots.
Sound like one of the easy Valentine’s Day jobs? When was the last time you gave your significant other a good shoulder rub? How long did you last? Five, ten minutes? Try doing that for an hour and then when that person leaves, start on your next one. Then repeat it for days on end during the season of romance.
Interested to become a massage therapist? Register your interest here.
3. Aesthethicians/Beauty Therapist (MP-062-2/3:2012)
“Facial scrubs are always good” — Cher Lyod
Not into flowers or massage? Facial treatment can be a popular Valentine’s Day gift.
An Aesthetician’s primary goal is to help clients with their skin care needs which can range from acne to aging.
Like a massage therapist is more than a massager, a good Aesthetician will not only help with treating the visible concerns you may be having but will also take into account your whole well being such as diet, exercise, stress, etc.
Interested to become a beauty therapist? Register your interest here.
4. Front Office Operation (I551-002-2/3:2017)
” To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel. ” — Fran Lebowitz
Are you thinking of a trip out of town with a stay at a luxurious hotel? Go for it — it’s one of the best ways to make Valentine’s Day special! Hotels love holiday visitors and Valentine’s Day is no exception. One hotel employee in particular is perfectly suited to help you make the most of your little getaway.
If you are in a new town, chances are you don’t know where to find the best cheesecake or scenic views. Luckily for you, most hotels have just the person to help you out. Your hotel concierge specializes in knowing the area. They know where to find the best food, drinks, dancing, and quiet spots. Need a ride? They can call a cab or recommend a service.
You don’t have to go crazy trying to research and reserve everything for your trip. The hotel concierge is like having Google right there in the lobby. Take advantage of their skills and watch your evening unfold spectacularly. Just make sure you know what you want to ask before you talk with them.
Interested to be one? Register your interest here.
5. Waiter/F&B Service (I561-002-2/3:2018)
“For me, a great meal is a collision of company, environment, ambient temperature, the waiters, where you are emotionally” — Sue Perkins
Restaurants make a killing on Valentine’s Day. Does that mean working there is an easy Valentine’s Day job? Absolutely not. A great waiter can make your night.
Have you ever left a restaurant and felt overwhelmingly happy with the experience? Chances are that the food was only a part of the equation. A great waiter is fun and friendly, maybe even a little bit playful. They know their menu and wine lists inside and out. They know when to embellish and when to be honest. (Don’t tell us that the salmon is exquisite when it’s really average!)
When it comes to having the perfect romantic meal, pay attention to your waiter. They’re there to help your evening go well. And if you’re on a date with a relatively new romantic interest, be aware that you’re being watched. How you treat waitstaff says a lot about you as a person.
Interested to be one? Register your interest here.