Nine months was eight months too long. Took position as Assistant Guest Services Manager at 500 room, two tower property in Burbank, CA. Compensation was surprisingly competitive and there was a reason why, it wasn't worth it. After working at 2 hotels previously, each for 6 years, the culture shock couldn't have been greater. A place where you're questioned by the owner about why breakfast or parking was comped, despite legitimate reasons provided. A place where the owner thinks it's not too big a deal for a guest to get stuck in a hot elevator for 20 minutes, multiple times in one day.
When it comes to hotels in Los Angeles, this is a "special" place. Stay away.