Forscher Bakery, Kanab, UT, American Spirit
Experience with agency American Spirit was positive.
Hello everyone who will read my experience. I study in Novi Sad, where I have by accident found "American spirit " by a friends recommendation . My experience with this agency started so we did tax refund from previous departure to America with another agency. Leading the ethical norms I do not want to name that ( previous ) agency. They did a good job from the start but the fact is that they just were not entirely honest . On the other hand, the owners ' American spirits " are citizens of America , a woman is our women, from Novi Sad , a man was American. In the previous agency , we should get a tax refund together my girlfriend and I , about $ 800. I really do not think they wanted to deceive us , but I think they do not have enough knowledge . When I mentioned how much bouth of us together need to get , they simply were astonished and asked us that they do it. We chose the "American Spirit " to do so based on the fact that American citizens still can do better . Shortly after , we got the checks and together we got $ 2,200 . The difference was $ 1400 !! There it was clear what we are going to choose not for money , but for a clear set of objectives, open cards and sincerity , so that if it was not the way it turned out , we would chose them again because of these qualities. When the situation came to choose job, really, job offers were in a wide spectrum and what was interesting to me is that you likely will not be sent to work , "slave" jobs . The owner, is often in America and personally is going to chose accommodation for students (do not get bind by this , he is not a millionaire man to travel around the country ) , if it is close to the city of his apartment. They traveled the whole of America , and indeed they were in the first place to send you somewhere where you will have something to see and not just to work and lose your soul. Any job recomendation will be followed by the mini story what you can see in that place. I think the argument is strong enough in terms of recommendations, because I had no experience with two different agencies. I hate to make a mistake, ok it was passed agencies, but in comparison with the American spirit, it lose every battle. I would recommend this agency for all students, "Work and Travel" program, for those who went through these agencies know what it is all about. We were really crucial to the experience we have received, not the money. Therefore, if you want the money and that will make every effort to help you, if however your desire to experience and see something special, will also help you. And please, all of which you get a chance to read this experience, regardless of your choice, realize that whatever happens in America is only your experience, agencies are not really responsible, but what will you do. That's why I said "EXPERIENCE". Personally I had a problem last year (2014), it was cons of the contract, but I knew it for 2 weeks and had a wonderful year. This year was five times better. Realize everything is up to you to realize and accept the fact. With regard to the agency on the other hand you will get a maximum of open tickets, the maximum from them for everything and that is what is most important is because next year we are going through the American Spirit. When you go to America, remember these words you need to say before everything new, and that "every beginning is difficult" and you are a major player. P.S. The least important thing (for us at least), they sent us each a tablet to our house as long as we stayed in America as a gift because we selected them. Fascinating. We could not believe. Especially a place you can not use words to describe the more you can see in the section where the place is described. I recommend you read.
Experience with location Kanab, UT was positive.
The city is in the middle of the desert, not the type of Sahara, but the rocks, cowboys, and this story ... You are two hours from Las Vegas about which I will not spend any words, everything that happens there, stays there. From my experience this "stay there", stays there because all 4 times I've been in Las Vegas 4 of them I hardly recall, grin emoticon It was too good. Then at 4 hours from there is Salt Lake. In 11 hours Los Angeles, San Francisco at 13, so go ahead. We have got 3 cars from the owner (Jeep Liberty, Dodge truck and Cadillac), all three parked outside the house of the manager where we lived, believe it or not. The city has a lot of amazing national parks close (some of them are Zion and Bryce), look on the internet, It will hold your breath over the image, so you can imagine how it realy looks like. The city is one of the true adventurers, too hiking trail called, in fact, wherever you go you're going on an adventure, because you always have a chance to find something that nobody before you did not. About the stars at night, where you can see the galaxy, it is a special thing that only can be experienced. Close to you is the Grand Canyon in Arizona, about 2 hours, maybe less. The city is literally on the border of Utah and Arizona, and there is a Nevada. You can do whatever you want. Here is also the biggest artificial lake in the world Lake Powel. We were lucky that owner was such that he rented a boat, motor boats and jet ski so we spent a few days on the water. Boat, night, stars, positive people experience that can only be experienced. We are really grateful to the agency because they sent us to the only place where we could and to earn and to spend like never in my life, where we were accepted as members of the family. The place is small and there can be seen signs of peace in life. Everything that we have forgotten to see in Serbia. There I have set some of my most important goals in life. So if you want to get crazy we were on "a few meters" from it, if we want peace, we had it. The depression I fell when I returned to Serbia.
Experience with employer Forscher Bakery
Wage per hour: 10 $ Number of hours per week: 40h Average tips: 35 $ Job was nowhere near exhausting as last year when I worked as a lifeguard at the water park resort. Paycheck was bigger, my girlfriend was given a raise after two weeks from 10 to 12 dollars, because she worked in the kitchen and literally fascinated manager who worked with her. It has remained $ 10 per hour for me. The task was to wipe the tables used to share cookies, we fill the coffee, the kitchen when they need help, a month later I was appointed cashier. The opportunity to learn English is incredible. People are literally function and operate as a family. With all these people are constantly making party after work. Finally, they surprised us and gave us tips that we have earned, and from what we said goodbye. Each $ 600, paf out of the blue from nowhere. Back when it was just a lot of people in the restaurant, then none of us does not speak, just doing a job and then you see why the Americans are there where they are. Know how to separate business from life. Manager a couple of times he wanted to fire me because I was acting like an animal at work, while at home I talked to her the worst and darkest vomit that really are not to describe here, everyone will understand me what I mean smile emoticon In short, much easier than last time, a lot more fun and money.
This review represents personal opinion of Dragomir Levajac who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2015 with agency American Spirit, working at Forscher Bakery in Kanab, UT.
Aug 2, 2016