A little while before I began to work here the restaurant came under new ownership. I really like working with a new owner because he asks the employees what suggestions we might have to improve the restaurant. It’s nice to be able to give input and be listened to.
We’re also changing the look and I have been assigned to help. My project is to change our bamboo room. The owner bought a bunch of paint and I will paint and decorate it to give more of a tropical lounge feel.E
I will also be displaying my own art. It gives me a really creative part in the new look of the Blue Lagoon.
This is my first waitress job and I’ve really learned a lot during the past five months. For some extra cash I had worked at a cafe in San Diego but that was all orders taken at the counter so there was little serving involved.
When you’re serving at the Blue Lagoon you have to rely on yourself. The server has to deliver all the food and drinks, bus the tables and seat the guests. You quickly learn how to multi-task and how to balance efficiency and personality with customers.
I moved from Paia to Lahaina about five months ago when I saw an ad in the paper for an open position at the Blue Lagoon. I applied and have really enjoyed working there since.
The best part about my job is my co-workers. The owner and my manager are really great to work with. They are always respectful and flexible when it comes to schedule changes. They try to make our working conditions as pleasant as possible. It is really easy to be an employee there. MTW