Hotel Akumal Caribe - Akumal Cancun, Quintana Roo, 77510, USA

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Alberto

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Antonia - Ama de casa

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Antonio W. Beh Yam - Cocinero

De dónde es? Antonio es de Sotuta, una ciudad de cerca de 5.000 personas en el estado de Yucatán. Se trata de unas 3 horas de Akumal y fue construido en la década de 1850.

¿Cómo llegó aquí? Antonio primero vino a Paamul a trabajar. Su hermano, Adrian trabajó para Lol-ha. Antonio se unió a su hermano cuando David Wolf fue a Paamul para reclutarlo. Este 19 de noviembre se celebrará su 20 º año en Lol-Ha

¿Cuál fue su primer trabajo aquí? Siempre ha trabajado en la cocina.

¿Cuál es su mejor recuerdo? Se acuerda de hace muchos años cuando se produjo un pequeño incendio en la cocina. David estaba poniendo cuando otro miembro del personal vino corriendo con un extintor de incendios y no ver a David y lo cubrió de espuma.

Mayoría de la gente algo que no sabes de él? Él juega el jardín izquierdo en el equipo de béisbol de Chemuyil. Su especialidad es la sopa de bisque de camarones.

Antonio se casó. Su esposa y su hijo menor, que tiene 10 años vive en Sotuta, donde los visita cada mes. Su hija mayor, de 22 años y el hijo de 20, tanto en vivo en Mérida, en el que están estudiando.

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Bart - Recepción

¿Dónde está el de la?
Bart es la ciudad de Mérida, que es alrededor de 3 horas de Akumal. Es el más joven de 5 hijos. Tiene 2 hermanos y 2 hermanas. Todos ellos siguen viviendo en Mérida.

¿Cuánto tiempo ha trabajado en el HAC Bart?
Bart comenzó con HAC 1 ½ años. Él trabajaba como cajera en el bar durante tres meses antes de cambiar de trabajo a la recepcionista frente de recepción.

¿Qué lo llevó a Bart a Akumal?
Hace cuatro años, Bart viajó la Riviera Maya, Akumal y le encantaba porque era en la playa y era un lugar tranquilo. Cuando fue en busca de un trabajo más tarde se acordó de Akumal y volvió a encontrar un empleo.

Especial memoria-
Bart le gusta bucear. Algunos de sus recuerdos especiales son cuando es el snorkeling y el que ve todas las tortugas.

¿Qué quieres hacer Bart cuando está apagado?
Algunos de los hobbies de Bart son para leer libros, ver películas antiguas, va a Playa del Carmen con sus amigos para ver películas en el cine, y el snorkeling. Bart también le gusta viajar.

Uno de los objetivos de la Bart's-
Bart le gustaría aprender otro idioma, como el francés.

¿Qué le gusta más de trabajar en el HAC?
Bart disfruta de conocer gente nueva. Le gusta llegar a conocerlos y aprender sobre su país. Bart disfruta de ser capaz de hablar con los clientes acerca de las diferentes experiencias que hay para disfrutar en esta zona. Él dice que quiere ayudar a la guesst para tener unas vacaciones mejor.

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Pech Pech Carmenita - Ama de casa

¿De dónde es?
Kantunil, Yucatán. En septiembre de 2005 se celebrarán 19 años en el Hotel Akumal Caribe.

¿Cómo pudo terminar en Akumal?
Su padre era un panadero en otro hotel y él trajo a la familia a vivir aquí. Ella recuerda que viven aquí cuando su casa estaba cerca de la playa. Cuando se creó Chemuyil su familia se mudó allí. Siempre ha trabajado en el Hotel Akumal Caribe como empleada doméstica. Ella ahora vive con su hermano. Su familia ha vuelto a Kantunil y ella los visita cuando ella no está ocupada con su iglesia de las obligaciones o el trabajo.

¿Cuál es su mejor recuerdo?
Judy Withington, dice con una sonrisa. Ella explicó Judy viene casi todos los años y siempre ha sido muy agradable y amable, trae regalos con su conocimiento y pide siempre Carmenita como su criada. Judy no vino en febrero de 2005 y que se ha perdido realmente.

Algo que la gente no sabe acerca de ella?
Ella está a cargo de su Iglesia Católica en Chemuyil. Ella ayuda con todos los preparativos para la fiesta y está muy cerca con las monjas. Lo más importante es su religión, ella quería ir al convento y convertirse en una monja, pero que no era posible. Ella es muy dedicada a su iglesia.

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Clemente Cárdenas Navarro - Jardinero

¿Dónde está el de la?
Kantunil, Yucatán. Él ha estado aquí 16 años, trabajando todo el tiempo como un jardinero.

¿Qué recuerdo que hace han de trabajar en el Hotel Akumal Caribe?
El huracán Roxanne. Dijo que era triste ver a todas las plantas que fueron dañadas, pero la buena noticia fue su familia en Chemuyil estaban a salvo. Dijo que esta es una muy mala memoria para las personas him.Something puede no saber acerca de él?

Clemente es un hombre serio, tranquilo. Él realmente le gusta estar solo.

¿Qué hace en su tiempo libre?
Él pasa su tiempo con su esposa de 30 años y sus 5 hijos. Todos sus hijos viven en Chemuyil. También tiene una casa en Kantunil y lo visita cada 5 meses. Le gusta la jardinería más. A él le gusta aquí porque es un lugar tranquilo donde se puede vivir una vida tranquila y pacífica.

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Cricelia - Ama de casa

Cricelia - Housekeeper

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Florentino Garma Mezeta - Chef

Where is he from?
Florentino is from Sotuta, in the state of Yucatan about 3 hours from Akumal. Many of the HAC employees are from here. He has been at HAC for 17 years. When h first came to the Maya Riviera he worked in Cancun. His brother worked for HAC and convinced him to relocate. His first job was at the Super Chomak he was promoted to the snack bar as an assistant cook and now is is the Chef for fine dining. He says his specialty is steaks.

Special Memory
He has very fond memories of being in charge of the classic pasta bar. He said when guests return and ask him to fix something for them in his special way it makes him feel good. He enjoys the recognition of a job well done and the opportunity to interact with the guests.

Something most people don't know about him
He is the short stop on the Chemuyil baseball team. 5 of the 17 team members are from Lol Ha.

What does he like to do?
He likes helping others improve their homes, fishing, playing sports and keeping busy in general. He also enjoys spending time with his family 2 girls and a boy.

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Gloria May Aguilar - Housekeeper

Where is she from?
Gloria grew up in Sotuta with her 6 brothers and 6 sisters. 4 of them now live in Chemuyil. She has 30 nieces and nephews, 5 of which live here. She and her husband were unable to have any children so she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews.

How long has she been at Hotel Akumal Caribe?
She has worked here for 15 years. She worked 2-3 years in the laundry and then became a maid at the hotel. She is now Laura's maid and works at her home and the Canon House.

What does she enjoy the most about her job?
She really enjoys all of Laura's animals. She also enjoys when she sees familiar guests return.

What does she like to do when she isn't working?
She likes to go home and watch TV but what she really likes to do is go to the Disco in Tulum and dance with her husband.

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Jesus - Bus Person

Where is he from?
Jesus is from Merida. His parents, one brother, and three sisters still live in Merida.

How long has he worked at HAC?
Jesus has worked at HAC for four months.

What brought him to Akumal?
Jesus came to Akumal on vacation. After returning home, he eventually came back and applied for a job.

Special memory
Jesus remembers his 18th birthday because he got his first car. It was a Tsuru.

Something people might not know about Jesus
Jesus is going to be starting medical school soon. His goal is to be a cosmetic surgeon one day.

What does he enjoy most about working at HAC?
Jesus likes the people he works with and getting to know them.

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Jorge - Bellboy

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Julio Aká Aviles - Cook

How did he become a Chef?
He came here 17 years ago from Kantunil to improve his skills and have a better life. It was just after hurricane Gilbert when he met David and was hired to help clean up the mess. He worked doing that for about 2 weeks, he worked another 2 weeks with the sewer/water truck. He then worked in storage for about 1 ½ years. At this point he approached Laura Bush and asked her if he could be responsible for taking care of the original dining room. She agreed and he did this for about 2 years. He went back to Laura Bush and discussed wanting more responsibility. They decided he would become the dishwasher in the Snack Bar. At that time the kitchen was located where the dining area is. It had a small sink and there were lots of dishes to do. In addition, part of his job was to peel and cut the potatoes. He never complained and he saw this as an opportunity because from where he worked he could watch and learn a lot. Now there are 2 people doing what he used to do and they have all the modern necessities – he says he just laughs when they complain.

The head Chef, “El Tio”, went to Laura when another cook left and recommended Julio for the job. El Tio was the head chef for 20 years, El Tio's son, Pedro is now the General Manager.

What was it like back then?
When he first moved here he lived over near where the Casitas are now. He worked here for about a year before he moved his entire family here. They lived in the small pueblo near the beach. The school was where the Hekab Be Biblioteca is now, and his daughter went to elementary school there. After about 4 years of living here in Akumal, Chemuyil was being built, it was an opportunity for many to own their own homes. He said the houses were too expensive for him to purchase outright but because of his work history and recommendations he was able to take out a loan and build his very own home. He says that was the reward for his hard work and dedication. Julio claims that he is motivated to work hard because of his responsibility to his family.

What about his family?
Julio has been married now for 30 years and has 2 sons and two daughters. He grew up with his parents in the country and he saw how hard it was for them and he decided that he wanted to give more opportunity to his children. His children were always he and his wife's first priority. He said they sacrificed a lot so his wife could stay at home and raise the children. They can now see the rewards. He is very proud of his children, they have good jobs and they have learned to speak English. One of his daughters is married and has moved back to Kantanil, she has 2 grandsons. She and her husband own and operate a bakery there.

What does he enjoy doing?
He spends his time off with his family Julio begins every morning by reading the bible. He says that makes him aware of all that is good and allows him to start each day in a clear and positive way. He says he wants to be good and prepared for when things go wrong in life so he will do the right thing. This attitude is evident in the fact that Julio is one of those workers who can fill in where needed, does a lot of things well, is flexible and has gained the respect of his co-workers.

Interviewed in February 2005.

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