She wrote it in a poem. Bring a tear to a glass eye.
8 years ago I joined Flamingo Grill family through a member of my own.
Began my hostess training and explaining Preferred seating a million times on the phone.
Every employee desires employers who genuinely care.
Something unfortunately uncommon in many working affairs.
While in college and away from the Flamingo Grill,
I always looked forward to coming home to see yall and eat at the grill.
Going from hostess to server was one of the best decisions I made,
Rekindling friendships, learning hospitality and of course getting paid.
I knew there would come a time when I would have to leave,
Not to say say "Goodbye" because that would only make me grieve.
Yes I'll miss the lobster chunks, oscar topping and bearnaise,
But more so the employers and co-workers with whom I can only praise.
Thank you for every hello, compliment, suggestion, gratuity, conversation, table sat, check out and walk to my car. You all mean so much to me.
Love your forever friend, Joanna Owens.