Letters to the Editor

Service: Who owns the plaque?

It was a feeling of deep appreciation, gratitude and pride when I was presented a plaque from the “Best of Whidbey” committee. I had been chosen number one in the waitress category for 2002. It is left to the public to vote their favorite choices in several categories. The votes are received by the committee. They in turn make the presentation.

I considered it quite an honor, and to say the least very flattering. During this time, I was an employee of the Tyee Restaurant of Coupeville. I had been working there for seven years and enjoyed serving and getting to know the many customers who came in regularly. I believe I did my job efficiently and in a friendly and pleasant manner.

Recently I have moved to employment elsewhere in Coupeville. My ex-employers refused to give me my plaque. They believe it is theirs. I feel it was very unfair for them to do that because I feel that it is mine. It was presented to me personally, not the Tyee. It reads “Best Waitress,” not Best Restaurant.

So in closing I would just like to say thank you to the people who chose me last year and hope that I can continue to give them a pleasant dining experience when I seem them again. Thanks for your support.

Debbie Bugg


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