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Marriott believes I am a professional body painter

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Old Jan 13, 19, 4:27 pm
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Marriott believes I am a professional body painter

checked into the Westin in KL this morning, and I noticed on the paper they presented to me with my contact info and rate that it said body painter as my occupation. I would love to know who they use for data enrichment because I bet they could do better. I did find out that there is a body painter with my name, but there are enough specifics different about us that it should be obvious itís not me.

have you all seen odd occupations attributed to yourselves?
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Old Jan 13, 19, 4:38 pm
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Pretty sure they have me down for Mall Santa. And I don't even believe in malls anymore.
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Old Jan 14, 19, 2:22 am
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checked into the Westin in KL this morning, and I noticed on the paper they presented to me with my contact info and rate that it said body painter as my occupation. I would love to know who they use for data enrichment because I bet they could do better. I did find out that there is a body painter with my name, but there are enough specifics different about us that it should be obvious itís not me.

have you all seen odd occupations attributed to yourselves?
I note, however, that you have not specifically denied that you are a body painter. "Are you now, or have you ever been...."
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Old Jan 14, 19, 3:06 am
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what exactly does a body painter do????do they simply paint on other's bodies or do they put paint on themselves & roll around on a canvas????
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Old Jan 14, 19, 3:13 am
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I checked my invoice for this weekend and was disappointed to note that my profession was blank. I used to routinely claim that I was a poet in upmarket hotels, but I don't know if I've ever been asked my profession at a Marriott.
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Old Jan 14, 19, 3:16 am
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what exactly does a body painter do????do they simply paint on other's bodies or do they put paint on themselves & roll around on a canvas????
Tattoo artist?
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Old Jan 14, 19, 5:58 am
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I am a latex salesman for Vandelay Industries.
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Old Jan 14, 19, 6:26 am
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Where is there a spot for profession on the invoice? I just checked mine from last week and don't see it. Maybe it's a Westin or SPG-specific thing?

Perhaps we found the real intent behind the SPG data hack .

What I find interesting though is that it brings to life one of my fears about big data - what happens when the data on you is wrong? Can you change it? What if you never find out it's wrong? Maybe not a big deal when it's just your occupation, but what if the OP was tagged as a criminal, sex offender, or dine-and-ditcher?
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Old Jan 14, 19, 8:25 am
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Did you get a screenshot, by chance? Would love to see it.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 5:37 am
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They have me down as "jedi warrior", which is obvious.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 7:21 am
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I would love to know who they use for data enrichment because I bet they could do better.
As you are aware, they are not supposed to ask. They may add it to your profile if you tell someone voluntary. They could also Google you or check your Twitter/LinkedIn/Facebook account.

In my case, the field remained blank until I checked in at one of the upper-tier subchains (one that lets you sit down to check-in). Shortly after settling in my room in I got a few "Your profile details have changed" emails from SPG. I checked my profile but didn't notice any changes. On my next check-in at another hotel, the field was filled in, and based on what was there I knew they got it from Google. I didn't tell them at check-in although they were definitely trying to get that information without directly asking for it.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 7:39 am
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Where are you guys seeing this info? I've never seen any space for occupation on any paperwork I've gotten from the hotels, but I'm also usually staying at Marriott properties, not SPG. I also checked my Marriott.com profile and am not seeing any field for it. I don't have a MySpace/FaceBook/Twitter/Linkedin, so perhaps that's why?
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Old Jan 15, 19, 7:58 am
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Where are you guys seeing this info? I've never seen any space for occupation on any paperwork I've gotten from the hotels, but I'm also usually staying at Marriott properties, not SPG. I also checked my Marriott.com profile and am not seeing any field for it. I don't have a MySpace/FaceBook/Twitter/Linkedin, so perhaps that's why?
I used a corporate rate at an Asian FS Marriott property last year and they asked for a business card (first time I've been asked actually at 50 properties using that rate). On my subsequent visit they had filled in my occupation and employer details based on the business card. This appeared on the document you are asked to sign during check-in outlining your name, address, status level, stay duration, and rate.
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They have me down as "jedi warrior", which is obvious.
First off, Batman had a brother??

This.... this changes everything, and I'm not ready to deal with it.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 9:24 am
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what exactly does a body painter do????do they simply paint on other's bodies or do they put paint on themselves & roll around on a canvas????
They paint bodies. A local outfit (NSFW--there are nipples visible under the paint on the front page): https://skincitybodypainting.com/
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