Team Member Spotlight (August): Maria

This month’s team member spotlight belongs to Maria, one of our super friendly poker coordinators who has quite an infectious positivity. In fact, everyone who has ever met Maria has said the same thing. And it’s true. I had the pleasure of sitting down with her for a few minutes to get to know more about this awesome team member.

How long have you been working at the Venetian?
I have only been here since December 2018 and started off in the poker room.

Where are you from originally?
I am originally from the Philippines. I moved to southern California in 2011, and then my husband and I came to Las Vegas at the end of 2015.

What is your favorite part of your job?
I love providing outstanding customer service for all of our guests and having fun with my coworkers. I actually love coming to work everyday and enjoy learning something new every day. It’s such a positive work environment. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to work toward my full potential.

How about the least favorite part?
Sleeping because I’m an on-call team member.

Do you have any hobbies?
Yes! I enjoy organizing and decorating our house, dancing, and doing makeup.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years, I plan on still working here. I hope to be full-time by then.

In ten years?
I want to be working as a nurse. I graduated nursing school in the Philippines; however, in order to be licensed here I have to go back to school.

So, if you’re a little down or just need to smile, go say hi to Maria and I guarantee that her outgoing positive personality will, indeed, improve your day.


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