The man who has promised to put Floridians back to work is working overtime himself. Governor Rick Scott visited popular Panama City Beach seafood restaurant Saturday Afternoon.
The Governor tries to take time once a month to experience other jobs. He's worked in a cafeteria, at a naval base, a donut shop. And today he chose Captain Anderson's Restaurant to stress how important the seafood industry is in attracting tourists.
"Everything I do is generally tied to job creation. So getting out here and talking to people..understanding what the issues are, understanding what concerns they have. It helps," says Governor Scott.
The Governor spent the day at Captain Anderson's Restaurant for his fourth 'Lets Get to Work' Days, talking to employees, and taking on various tasks in the kitchen.
Teresa Howell has been working at Captain Anderson's for over 20 years. She says, "To think that he would take the time and come here and work and be with us and find out what we're interested in. It was very nice of him to do that."
With seafood as the main attraction, the Governor started off learning about the different species of fish and how to prepare them.
Then a sweet and sour stop in the bakery to make key lime pie.
And a stop with the sous chef to learn about the soup.
James Edwards is the sous chef at the restaurant. He says, "I showed him what I do. I do a lot of soups and we showed him how to make sauce and beef vegetable soup. Shea crab soup. And he really enjoyed it."
But its more than just a fun day in the kitchen, the Governor says its to learn about the different concerns of the employees.
"Everyone of these is talking to people. Learning about their issues. What problems they need solved. Its generally the same thing. Everyone worries about keeping their jobs. They about what the economy is doing," says Governor Scott.
And as the Governor learns from the employees, they learn from him.
"Talking to us. We're fixin to be unemployed so explain to us the unemployment system and the new changes. He was just really very nice," says Howell.