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Pfffft.  Just throw me in the deep end and hope I survive.

And I did.  Just so's y'all know.

Of course, today would be the day the morning person called out.  I basically got a tshirt hurled at me and was told to clock in.  After I got ANOTHER shirt (why is it that short women always want to put me in a medium?  The girls DO NOT go in a medium.  At least not in a professional setting), I hit the floor and it.  Didn't.  Stop.

I poured drinks.  I ran food (how did I miss the fact that this place has a second floor?  Oh, my poor knees!).  I did refills.  I bussed tables (thankfully, I did not get stuck doing dishes, although that, too, is evidently part of the job description that I never got).

Now for the upside:  it's a non-tipping place (meaning I'm not making the ridiculous pittance they pay servers), but I still managed to walk home with $28 in tips for a 3.5 hour shift.  I am told that is NOT typical, and the managers seemed impressed.

I brought my employee meal (70% discount.  Not shabby) home to Kent, who has been whining about wanting a Reuben for WEEKS and the last think I wanted to do was stare down a sandwich.

Since I got cut early, I came to home change before my interview for B-ski's.  I think it went well.  They're looking at me for a cook position, which might actually be physically easier on me (no stairs.  Stairs + me+ large trays of food = recipe for EPIC disaster).  I'll hear by the weekend.  *fingers crossed*  And, hey, I've got a stop gap where I may be walking home with a bit of pocket money.  Huzzah!

I ended the day by buying my ticket for Felicia Day, squandering some of my tip money on cheap Chardonnay and lavender soap, and buying an ice cream come to eat on the way home.

I expect I'll fall over and die any moment now.

Comments

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xjenavivex
Mar. 22nd, 2016 11:38 pm (UTC)

Kick ass

michikatinski
Mar. 23rd, 2016 12:09 am (UTC)
Guuuurl, you rock that job! *applauds wildly*
qwentoozla
Mar. 23rd, 2016 12:18 am (UTC)
That sounds exhausting! I hope you get the other position you interviewed for. :)
seaivy
Mar. 23rd, 2016 01:07 am (UTC)
exhausting
but FAB - U -LUS!!!
if it's what you want - take it!
dancingdragon3
Mar. 23rd, 2016 03:11 am (UTC)
You go! Hope you keep getting those tips.
dandelion_diva
Mar. 23rd, 2016 05:05 am (UTC)
You rock, lady.
communitybee
Mar. 23rd, 2016 09:17 am (UTC)
You are amazing!!!
howlin_wolf_66
Mar. 23rd, 2016 01:13 pm (UTC)
*hugs*. Hope the results of the interview are good!
annelaure
Mar. 24th, 2016 12:07 am (UTC)
NAh don't die so soon... Make some time to enjoy the new job !!! :)
I'm glad and proud of what you did, it's wonderful !
You go girl !
zimon66
Mar. 25th, 2016 02:50 am (UTC)
NICE about the "no tip". It's ridiculous so many in the food industry have to rely on tips for a living wage.
mac_arthur_park
Mar. 26th, 2016 11:10 am (UTC)
Yeah. My last stint as a waitress was not good for the bank account. It's so strange to get tips and have them be a bit of extra pocket money, not meaning whether or not I can buy groceries.

Most days, it's just a couple of bucks (that $28 was a total fluke)...but it affords little luxuries I've been denying myself. It's nice. :)
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