Food Lion / Nick’s Original House of Ribs, Ocean City, MD, Inspirit

Experience with agency Inspirit was positive.
The Agency is ok, only complaint is that it is known to happen that a document must be sent within two days of receiving the mail. I had a problem with the visa, lasted three or four months instead of the girl from the agency me via e-mail helped that continues for another month. All praise for the dedication.

Experience with location Ocean City, MD was positive.
Ocean City is a small town with one main street, which is a long 15-20 kilometers. The city is nothing special, full of wooden houses (apartments), hotels, restaurants, shops and bars (Americans say that the OC-bar scene, not many clubs or bars at every 50 meters). Purely tourist place in Central and higher class, overlooking the ocean. The climate is oceanic, which means that it is very humid and warm. The average temperature is around 30 degrees, but due to the high percentage of moisture subjective feeling is that the 40+ In Ocean City there is an outlet Tangers which can be found quite cheap and the marked goods (american eagle, adidas, north face etc.), A 40-minute bus is another Tangers outlet center (I think the place called Rehoboth Beach), which is composed of three parts. Buying a bike is a very good solution if you are not much away from work because the entire length of the main street there is a lane for cyclists and city bus. The greatest problem for cyclists wind that constantly blows. I may be exaggerating, but I got the impression that 90% of my time spent on the bike wind blew at me making it difficult to ride a bike.

Experience with employer Food Lion was positive.
Food Lion: My position was to full shelves, drawing products in the front row and that helps buyers to find the products they seek. In essence it is an easy job, the hourly wage was $ 9, fixed schedule, six and a half hours a day, 5 working days in a week. It can work up to 40 hours (stay a little longer at work every day), however, are very strict as to not give overtime. I worked in West Ocean City, all the managers were quite correct, went out to meet me when I found another job, sometimes when I was just too tired to let me go home early (on another job I was working for tips, so I was not really motivated to work for the timetable given that I earned twice as much money on another job at the same time). Nick's Original House of Ribs: For this restaurant all the recommendations. It is located at the end of OC-I, 145 Street. The interior of the restaurant is done with style, managers are great and the workers friendly. I worked initially as a baser (3.65 + tips from 80-120 dollars a day + food) but later I got the service position when the American students started going (mid - end of August). Although the shock has passed season (July - August) the average I earned about $ 120 for 3.5 to 4 hours of effective job. Once it used to be 70 dollars a day and sometimes 170. Guests are pleasant, I had some big problems, prefer European students, and they are interested in who we are, what we are and where we come from. Business Server is very easy at least as far as the physical part of the job. Psychologically it can be difficult in the sense that when you have a crowd of 5-6 tables, all those seeking something and all you have to save and bring them. Of course you have to be always smiling and positive (why i would not be a day when you earn a little less than the average Serbian monthly salaries). From my experience Americans if they see that you are valuable and that you want to work, and will reward (I got a promotion).

This review represents personal opinion of Milorad who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2016 with agency Inspirit, working at Food Lion in Ocean City, MD.

Nov 21, 2016