Venita Simon – 38 years with Sunset Shores
Hard work and commitment are the main things that have allowed Venita Simon to remain employed at Sunset Shores for almost 40 years.
âI came as a part-time worker to assist, because someone was on sick leave and I worked so well, they kept me on,â Simon told SEARCHLIGHT.
The dedicated worker said that as the business celebrates its 45th anniversary, she is glad to be part of the staff.
âI feel good about being here. I enjoy my job a lot,â said Simon, who observed that to work in a place for so long, one must be able to work with people.
She noted that since she began working at Sunset Shores, a lot of changes have been made and they have worked to improve the hotel.
âThe bar changed; they developed the downstairs, poolside and rooms. When I came there were 21 rooms and now itâs 32. Itâs more work at times, but I enjoy doing it; itâs not hard every day,â said Simon.
She added that throughout the years, she has seen a few famous persons stay at the hotel, but standing out in her mind is the Jamaican artiste Lloyd Lovindeer (made popular by songs like âWild Gilbertâ and âBabylon Boopsâ) and his group.
âThey stood out because they use to move real nice with us,â said Simon, who thinks Sunset Shores is one of the best establishments around.