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May. 1st, 2016

Blessed Beltane, y'all!

Work kicked my ass yesterday.  I thought a Friday with only two FOH people was bad?  Oh, no no no!  Silly human!  I walked in at 10:30 (was scheduled at 11, but I follow the whims of the weekend bus schedule.  Also, they just let me clock in when I get there now, because I start work immediately and at least one person is late on every.  Single. Shift), and the front was eerily empty.  And quiet.

M "wasn't feeling well" and went home.  On a Saturday.  During  exams.  When we're already seriously understaffed.

I've discovered something over the last week or so:  I'd rather work all by myself than deal with one or more coworkers who don't want to be there.  It stresses me out MUCH less.  I also think adrenaline makes my warped sense of humor increase exponentially...which seems to concern 2nd and 3rd in Command.  Case in point:  I was hustling back to the kitchen with a load of plates, the lemon chiller that needed to be swapped for one that was actually cold, and the empty butter container to be refilled and chirped "Hey, at least we're not blowing labor!"

They exchanged worried looks.  I think they were a little afraid there was going to come a point where I snapped and walked out.  Evidently, relentless cheerfulness and positivity in the face of a sucky situation makes some people nervous.

(Which is kinda fun, too.  *cue semi-maniacal laughter*)

So, I survived.  I made decent tips--which I didn't have to share--and #2 and #3 comped my order, which meant free dinner for me AND Kent.  They actually looked at me like I was a little touched in the head when I took out my wallet.

But, oh...I hurt today.  Ibuprophen is my friend.

I technically have tomorrow off, too, but said to call if I'm needed.  I have a feeling we won't be seeing M again (she recently left Panera and seems surprised at how much harder this gig is.  Having worked both places--she's actually from the same store that screwed me over--I can tell you it is twice as hard and probably four times more work), and I have my doubts about K.

In other words, I see the FOH slowly paring down to...me.  At least during the day.

Ah, job security that is based on simply showing up and having a pleasant attitude (hey, they don't know the amount of screaming and cursing that goes on in my head).  Talk about setting the bar low.

All I can say is I will have earned every penny of that 90 day raise.  Halfway there!

So, today is going to be spent quietly.  Dat (one of Kent's fantasy football cronies) is coming over later to play Munchkin, but that's it.

Happy Sunday/Beltane/International Workers' Day, y'all!


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 1st, 2016 05:42 pm (UTC)
have a lovely day, too :)

i'd also prefer to work alone than with people who do not want to e there.... they'd make me furious. :D
May. 1st, 2016 07:58 pm (UTC)
Beltain Blessings!!!
May all be well!
May. 2nd, 2016 09:17 am (UTC)
Glad all,went well... Sometimes working alone is best... I love it!!
May. 2nd, 2016 11:29 am (UTC)
Happy Beltane as well.
May. 2nd, 2016 04:48 pm (UTC)
Better to work alone than to be forced to split tips with a slacker!
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