Welcome to Viamede: The First Week on the Job
By Alyssa Joynt
My very first interaction with Viamede was a few years ago, when my parents decided to treat us to a nice meal at Viamede’s 1885 restaurant after a summer of BBQs. I was maybe 12 at the time, and I started fantasizing about Viamede weddings. As I got older (and slightly more realistic), I started thinking about working at Viamede. I had an interview in January, and, well, you know the rest.
My first day was a whirlwind. I worked breakfast, Front Desk, and housekeeping, all in the short span of 6 hours…and it was great. I left work looking forward to the next day, and that hasn’t really changed.
The great thing about working at Viamede is that it doesn’t always feel like work. The staff are all lovely, and there is a real sense of friendship amongst the Viamede team. I’ve only been here a week, but I know people and people know me, and it’s easy to share a laugh. The light-hearted conversation makes the day fly by.
The same can be said for the guests. Everyone who stays at Viamede is happy and patient, which is especially great when you’re new and have no idea what you’re doing.
The best part about Viamede, though, is the environment. It’s beautiful and comfortable resort feel is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, and I get to enjoy it every day. On top of that, I am working in cottage country. I get to wake up and watch the mist drift off the smooth glassy surface of the lake as I eat my breakfast, and I get to enjoy the beautiful views of rural Ontario as I work. I am literally forced to stay on the lake all summer.
Some people dread going to work in the mornings. I am glad to say that I am not one of those people. My first week at Viamede has been busy and eventful, but it’s also been a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the summer has in store.