Some people work in offices, drive trucks or own a business, and I’m sure they all love what they do. When someone asks me what I do for a living, I quickly reply with a big Cheshire cat smile, " I work for Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ!"
I consider myself lucky to wake up everyday and go to work. Not only do I enjoy the business I am in, I get to work on the beach, next to the ocean, and get a farmer’s tan like no other! It's easy to get lost in the surroundings of amusement piers and waterparks, but there are a lot of other reasons why I love my job!
This is my eleventh season working for Morey's Piers as the Area Games Manager on Mariner's Landing. I started when I was 14 years old and the same reasons I fell in love that summer are the same reasons I still work here today.
Here are the top ten reasons I love my J-O-B:
1. It's FUN!
2. The smiles on all the guests’ faces when they win a prize at our games.
3. I get to go to trade shows and seminars about the latest in the Amusement Industry.
4. I get to see first hand all the new stuffed animals that are going to be popular for the upcoming year, I even get to pick some of the items I like.
5. A truly rich cultural experience- I get to work with employees that range from 14 years old to college grads to international students from all over the world.
6. I work with some of the most talented, dedicated and enthusiastic people in the Amusement Industry, which makes for a fantastic work environment!
7. I get to watch our guests grow up as they return every summer! I love catching up with them and sometimes they bring up goodies like brownies or Philly Cheesesteaks! It’s amazing and truly an honor for all of us at the piers that you (our guest) come back every summer!
9. During the offseason I get to travel. I am an avid traveler and love visiting other countries.
10. Did I mention it's FUN!
I have had other jobs in the past and in my opinion this is by far the best. I can’t wait for the 2014 summer season and hope to see everyone again so we can put smiles on your faces. Oh those Wildwood Days!