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Hanson Enterprises, Ogunquit, ME, Experience

January 15, 2018 @ 9:13AM
Year of travel: 2017
Agency: Experience
Agency Experience: Neutral

I don't have a specific comment about the agency. I changed my employer, I was first in Ocean city, MD. When I change this location, ssponsors (Aspire) helped me a lot, they tried everything to pass easy. All praise for the sponsors.


Location: Ogunquit, ME
Location Experience: Positive

Ogunquit is a small touristic town with beautiful beach and landscapes. I can say about the place that is really safe- you don't need a chain for the bike, the chance to be stolen is zero. It is a summer resort for reach people, mostly families with children, for retired people and LGBT couples (you will see a lot of their flags in the city). There are plenty of restaurants, shops, candy shops, hotels... so it is easy to find the second job. Ogunquit is close to New Hampshire, where isn't taxes, so it is perfect for shopping. About night life- there are not many bars, but enough for this small city, the mostly work until 1 am. For day off there are really plenty of possibilities- beach, shopping, cinema, theater that is very popular, Boston is close to Ogunquit, kayak, there are a lot of cycling routes... you will find something interesting for you.


Employer: Hanson Enterprises
Employer Experience: Positive

During the summer I worked a plenty of jobs and definitely can say that the job in the hotel was the best one. I worked on front desk, which is one of the better jobs that one student can do. For sure, there were a lot of things I should have learned, but with time you can learn everything. The hour is 13.35$, and overtime (which was) is 19,7$. The employer gives to you acommodation wich reduces the salary for 80$, and it is a big plus because it is very close to the hotel. They have 3 hotels, so there is a house for employees with every hotel. Every house has a big livingroom, a kitchen, a dining room, 2 bathrooms and several rooms, the room you share with one or two people. In every house are acommodated 8-12 people. And if your job is farther from employer, you get a bicycle. If you have a problem, the employer will help, they wre really good with us. The working atmosphere is really nice, of course there is a lot of work, but everyone appreciate each other and they don't make diferences between students and employees who work here many years. So I will return this year and work for them. Along with the hotel, I exchanged more jobs. I worked at the candy shop, the employer was correct. The hour was $11, and the salary was every other week, and I had 50% discount on anything from the store, while I was in the store, I could eat chocolates as much as I wanted. I also worked in the Jaremiah's store, a smaller storefront. The boss, I do not have a word for her, so correct, affordable, dear ... really without a word !! There was not so much work here, it was really more enjoyable to work there. For example, I should slip windows with a new materials, I choose and work at the cash desk. For the last 2 weeks I started working at Robertos Restaurant as hostess, where I was $ 13. As it was already at the end of the season, it was not like that crowd, and the job was really light.


Martina

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