It’s Not Goodbye

October 31, 2011 by Tim Samson in Amusements


As a mostly seasonal company, there is one word that every single associate regrettably  gets accustomed to and that word is “goodbye.” We must say goodbye to our coworkers (who live in all different countries throughout the world), our wonderful guests, and we have to say goodbye to people that we consider our Morey’s family (such as our coworkers and season pass holders). As I said in my very first blog “we become part of our season pass holders’ memories” and to that I must say “mission accomplished!” This past season we made so many memories and new family members.

I would like to say behalf of every member of the guest services team, it has been a great pleasure to have been welcomed into your family as you have been welcomed into ours. In this past summer season, you have opened up your hearts and let us become part of you and your children’s summer memories. Some of you made it a tradition to get helped by a specific guest services staff member every single time you came to our parks, while others would come in and tell us about their day’s adventure to the beach or to the Cape May County Zoo. We always hope that when you leave Guest Services that you leave with a big smile on your face and an even bigger rush of excitement.

Now it comes to the point where I should say that dreaded word, “goodbye,” but I have never been a big fan of the word “goodbye.” As defined on Merriam-webster.com goodbye means, “a taking of leave, a tearful goodbye.” Morey’s piers and I are not in business for “tears.” So, instead of goodbye I’m going to leave you simply with

“I’ll see you later.”

Please take care and I wish you all the best of luck this winter. Stay warm and safe and dream of those beautiful, hot Wildwood days and nights. I hope to see you next year. Feel free to stop by guest services and say hello to me; I’ll be the one with the big smile and the name tag that says “Joey.”

My name is Joey Contino and I have spent every single summer on the many different rides on these piers. I rode my first ride when I was only five months old and first became a season pass holder in 1999. As I grew older, I always had the dream of not only being the next President, but to someday be a big part of Morey Organization. I currently work in Guest Services as a supervisor and am doing one of the things that I love- putting smiles on people’s faces. I have the best job in the world.


Rosemary says:

October 31, 2011 at 11:12 am

Have a great winter, Joey.  It’s only 209 days until Memorial Day, 2012.  Thanks for a wonderful summer.

Anastasia says:

October 31, 2011 at 11:36 am

Will never forget working with such an amazing team, Best memories ever!
Have a great winter, Morey`s staff!

Jennifer says:

October 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Joey, thank you for always greeting us with a big smile and a friendly hello over the summer. My 8yr old always loved to get her wristband from you because you were always so nice to her. Have a great winter and we will see you next summer to get my daughter’s wristband smile

Donna Yoerke says:

October 31, 2011 at 1:31 pm

My daughter loves Joey!  He is always so friendly and calls her by her name - she likes to think of you as her boyfriend. Don’t worry - she’s only 5!

Sea Serpent fan says:

October 31, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Thanks for extending the closing of the pier until the very last weekend of October!  That’s three less weeks we would ordinarily have to not been able to enjoy Mariner’s Landing… in particularly, the Sea Serpent!  smile

John Stein says:

October 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Great Blog, Joey!!  Your drive and great attitude always made our days just a little bit brighter on the piers.  Thank You!

Angie says:

October 31, 2011 at 3:57 pm

You Joey are a great asset to the morey’s family.  Your pleasant attitude and permanent smile are refreshing!! Enjoy your winter break and we look forward to seeing you next season.

Jack says:

October 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Nicely stated Joey.
I look forward to seeing u next year.

MW says:

October 31, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Well said, Joey!

Dean says:

November 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

Hey Joey,
It was always funny to be walking around and out of nowhere hear a strange voice call out on the intercom and some how yell out “can i have your attention please?!, Can I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION!,  Moreys PIERS will be CLOSED in 15 minutes!”  I think I can truly speak for mostly everyone. If you have worked for the Morey Organization at some point you know Joey’s voice! That’s just one of the many small tasks Guest Services tends to each day. It was great working with you and getting to see all of the guest and there big smiles this summer!

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