Asticou Inn, Northeast Harbor, Maine, AYUSA
Experience with agency AYUSA was positive.
All recommendations for the agency. Answered to my 101 questions and complied with everything that was agreed. I got this job through an agency in 2013, and then I came back in 2014 independently through self program.
Experience with location Northeast Harbor, ME was negative.
Northeast Harbor is a very small place, and in addition to the hotel where I worked first job are not many things in the environment, therefore no option for another job. In the city there is a gym, a bank, a library, where you can rent for free books and use computers, a couple of shops and that's it. For nature lovers, there are plenty of trails for hiking. Night out, big ZERO :) In town Bar Harbor, which is located 15 minutes by car from the Northeast, there are several bars where you can have a great time. The only option is one restaurant where I worked briefly because I could not balance my schedule with the first transaction, as well as landscaping par with the locals.
Experience with employer Asticou Inn
Hourly: 3.75 Hours per week: 40-50 Average tips (week): 600 Asticou Inn is a hotel in the town of Northeast Harbor on the island of Mount Desert Island. Hotel has a great tradition and and has a fine dining restaurant where I worked. Hotel among other things organizes weddings and other celebrations, which can be a solid source of income. The first year (2013). I was Assistant Server, practically something like busser. Work is assisting the main waiter service around the guests. Adoption of bread and water away, harboring dirty plates from the table and adoption of new accessories for the next course. After the guests leave the table adjusts to its original state. It is expected that little roadwork when the restaurant does not have too much work :) Hours was 7.5 $ a daily tips about $ 50 on average. In the second year (2014). I have improved in the server. Palpable difference in the result, but it should be noted that the job server is much more demanding than the job Busser. You must be responsible and willing to learn. Guests often have questions and requirements regarding food, wine and other beverages and should be educated on the first day, will also be resourceful not hurt :)
This review represents personal opinion of Petar Dragnic who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2014 with agency AYUSA, working at Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor, ME.
Jun 28, 2016