By Renee Van Der Watt
Recruitment season is well underway with many from Cape Town, Durban and Joburg awaiting interviews. Our presentations have had great turnouts and the hunt for enthusiastic servers and chefs continues.
This last weekend it was Port Elizabeth's turn to show us what they got! It has been a decade since I last saw PE and it was more beautiful than I remembered.
I landed Thursday after a quick flight on which was seriously the smallest plane I have flown in. Tiffany and I hit the streets to spread the excitement about our program.. Chatting to all the potential recruits at the restaurants can get tiring but Port Elizabeth has a great vibe and we even had a group of servers at Spur in The Boardwalk dance as we left. How could you not love your job when you get to meet new people and experience the atmosphere of another city at the same time.
After a long day it was time for some relaxation and a good sleep before the second round of marketing. For those of you who haven't heard of Brighton Lodge in Summerstrand, this B&B is exquisite! Service was great and my room felt like home away from home but with hotel luxuries. It's just a stones throw away from the beachfront and walking distance to the new casino. I might just have to bring myself out here for a weekend away in the summer. Needless to say I was energized and ready to go the next morning.
Friday was another fun day out and Saturday's presentation at the Beach Hotel was a complete success. A sea of interested faces welcomed me and the information session seemed to generate even more enthusiasm. To everyone that came out, I hope you had as good a time as I did.
International travel is great too but I am loving my South African Workaway experience!
I must just say a big thank you to Tiffany Ally. We made a great 'Windy City' team!