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IT'S THE WEEKEND!!!!!

And, jeebus, do I deserve it.

Yesterday was not as bad as Free Tea Day, but we were short handed and unusually busy.  Lipstick Girl was supposed to be our 11, and called sometime after ONE and gave Big Boss some bogus excuse and...WHAT THE HELL DOES IT TAKE TO GET FIRED AROUND THERE!?!?!?!?

We really need to quit hiring speshul snowflakes.  Sorry if that sounds bitchy, but if your health or mental well being is that fragile, YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS IN FOOD SERVICE.

*ahem*  It's been a long week, y'all.

I am just sick to the teeth of 20 minute smoke breaks because "I just got overwhelmed"  and random disappearances off the floor because "I'm about to go off."  I'm tired of side work being left for me because "my back is acting up." (You signed on for a job that requires you to routinely be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  If your back is acting up every day, maybe you should look for another job.  Hell, I'll help you look)

Gah.

On the upside, I made a ton of credit card tips, which will come on my next check.  Which happens to arrive the day before the annual Arts Center yard sale in Carrboro.  Karma?  Rewards from the Universe?  Who cares?  I made 1/4 of my cumulative tips from last paycheck in one day.  I hope they have a velvet Elvis painting.

Hey, it's possible.

And I have no idea why I want a velvet Elvis painting.  It's become one of those weird, random desires that is probably wired into some sort of 70s childhood trauma.  Kind of like my endless search for Betty Crocker recipe cards.

At least those have a reason.  I want to make a collage for the kitchen.  And, yes, Kent has wisely decided that this is one of those "smile, nod, and walk on" moments.  Kind of like my jello mold fetish.  And my Corningware obsession.

Every so often, he DOES say "Well, at least it's not shoes, designer handbags and Pandora bracelets."  (His brother is trying to fund a shopping queen on an alternative school teacher's salary.  I feel for the guy.  He's asked Kent more than once if he'd like to try a wife swap for a couple of months.  You can guess the answer to that.)

My big plan today is grocery shopping.  Kent and I are kind of giddy that we can do a WEEKLY grocery shop and afford a cab for me on the way home.  Buying produce weekly means we are getting more veggies and fruit in our diet, and I can shop ALL the sales.  And the cab means I can buy rainbow sherbet and make adult floats when he gets home.  Which I am SOOO doing today.  It's hot as hell and we've both had a week. (He doesn't know that part.  Although he did suggest I swing by the liquor store.  Yeah, it's been that kind of week for both of us)

It's weird having money again.  We're not rich by a long shot, but after two years of living on one paycheck, I feel like we're living the high life.  The savings account is back up to a nice cushion.  I don't count every penny (well, I still do, but it isn't a life or death matter any more).  The grocery budget has gone from $40 every two weeks to "ummm...try to not spend the more than Time Warner Cable bill."

For those of y'all who are subject to TWC, you know that is a hefty budget.  Especially for two people.

I LOVE having a shopping list where the first three items are bacon, shrimp, and vodka.  :)

Happy Saturday, y'all!

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communitybee
Jul. 23rd, 2016 02:05 pm (UTC)
Oh my!!! Sounds like when I was in the biz. The Diva, though, has found a job at a trendy farm to table restaurant, which is more to her suiting.... She likes the clientele it seems to bring in,,upper class, young urbanites... I ran into her the other day after work. She seems happy... She hated the rushes at Pizza Hut and the clientele....

Had a friend work at Taco Bell with me because it was "fun" and she just could not handle the lunch rush ans wigged out. Sweet, sweet gal and has a heart of gold, she was on Elljay, but the biz was not cut out for her.

I know how hard it is to live with one, or two not as good paychecks. I am still getting used to it, but it's nice,
poniesandphotos
Jul. 23rd, 2016 02:14 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that work has been going so well and the tips are rolling in. It's clear that your bosses appreciate your hard work, and it seems like the customers do too! You work hard for those tips. Glad you are planning to get something fun with them.

Low work ethic in my coworkers is something that drives me up the wall. I get paid on a commission based, so now I look at it like "fine, you go sit in the back, I'll make all the money." but previously it's always been "why the hell do I have to do your job AND mine?". I feel your pain. :(
michikatinski
Jul. 23rd, 2016 03:38 pm (UTC)
VODKA. :-D
promiseoftin
Jul. 23rd, 2016 04:52 pm (UTC)
Yesssss bacon and velvet Elvis paintings!
xjenavivex
Jul. 23rd, 2016 05:19 pm (UTC)

Have a good weekend

belleweather
Jul. 23rd, 2016 05:39 pm (UTC)
You are a terrible influence and I do not need a velvet Elvis. *convinces self*
xxmadsenxx
Jul. 23rd, 2016 06:28 pm (UTC)

Bacon, shrimp, and vodka...haha that's funny. Kent's brother's wife sounds like my ex-wife. And kinda like my girlfriend, for that matter...but at least she works, my ex was a stay at home mom. An expensive one. That sucks about the shitty coworkers. I can't stand working with lazy people who are full of excuses. Luckily I'm finally in a position to fire them haha.

weebleswobble
Jul. 23rd, 2016 06:38 pm (UTC)
i like your shopping list!

i'm glad you finally get to have a fun food budget. its so nice to have wiggle room in the budget after having to live so strictly.

i'm sorry you have to work with those people.
rachel2205
Jul. 24th, 2016 07:44 am (UTC)
It feels such a relief to be able to be a bit more relaxed with money! My grad school days gave me many years of counting every penny.

Of course we will start that again soon as G will start nursery, which costs more than our mortgage payment a month, but oh well!! We've had a couple of years of being a bit more relaxed, which is lovely.
monkiainen
Jul. 24th, 2016 02:29 pm (UTC)
Lipstick Girl called the boss two hours AFTER they were supposed to be at work??? Where do you find those flaky people?
zimon66
Jul. 25th, 2016 04:45 am (UTC)
Great. Now I got renewed urge for a Fat Elvis velvet painting.
millysdaughter
Jul. 25th, 2016 01:42 pm (UTC)
THIS ^^^ is exactly why I refuse to ever work anywhere that "splits tips."
I always made three times the tips of my coworkers, because I hustled.
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