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People often think of bar jobs as at the bottom of the pile when it comes to forging a career, but a businessman who runs two multi-award-winning island pubs has put an end to that by offering an incredible staff bonus.
Neil Morrison, 39, who runs ‘Scotland’s Friendliest Bar’, MacGochans in Tobermory, and the Isle of Islay’s Lochside Hotel in Bowmore, offered two lucky staff members trips of a lifetime as a bonus.
The incentive scheme is under the guise of improving customer service in his hotels by allowing staff members the chance to see how the hospitality industry works in other areas of the world.
Mr Morrison said: ‘Eilidh Daroch from the Lochside Hotel and Rebecca Armstrong from MacGochans were chosen by their work colleagues as the most deserving employees of 2016 to win the trip of a lifetime.
‘I travelled out with the pair and we were staying in a condo above the Hilton in downtown Miami.
‘We had a friend pick us up at the airport and give us the full city tour before hitting the hotspots along Miami Beach.’
He continued: ‘This sort of incentive works great to motivate the staff throughout the year, and gives them a taste of American service standards and customer friendliness, which are first class. We had a fabulous time.’