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Big things afoot at the Glass Asylum

It's a six day week for both the spousebeast and yours truly.  I HOPE I recognize him by the end of the week, but I'll be checking ID at the door on Saturday night just in case.  ;P

Kent also has an interview at Rams Head Dining Hall at UNC tomorrow!  He loves it at the Stratford but a) no benefits, b) having to take a cab to work 3 days a week runs almost $200/mo. and c) the emotional toll on him is Not. Good.  Granted, he'd have to find temp work over summers and the longer school holidays, but that's easy to come by in this town if you've been in The Biz long enough.

Wish him luck, y'all.  It would be better for both of us.

And NO, I am not going to apply for his position if he leaves.  Uh-uh.  I might be better equipped to handle it on an intellectual level, but I've worked too hard to stop compartmentalizing everything in my life to risk going back to that behavior (also, there would still be the cab fare issue).  Besides, we keeping losing people at work (you apparently can't be fired, but--DAMN!--you can quit like a rock star!),  and The Bully and I have come to an uneasy sort of truce.  We still don't much like each other, but...we're kind of stuck with each other.  We're the only consistent day shift FOH people.

Now, if she really likes this second job she's picked up driving a taxi and has a fit of pique and up and quits (also possible), I am going to volunteer myself as 9:30-5, M-F because I'm a glutton for punishment that way.

Yes, I will volunteer as tribute for District 12.  (I STILL can't believe we're District 12)

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ancarett
Aug. 2nd, 2016 08:21 pm (UTC)
Luck for him and some stability on the FOH for you!
mac_arthur_park
Aug. 2nd, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
man_of_snows
Aug. 2nd, 2016 10:28 pm (UTC)
I hope he gets the gig. And folks can barely stand to be around me on a FIVE day workweek...
mac_arthur_park
Aug. 2nd, 2016 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I figure by the time Sunday rolls around, we'll either be fighting, fucking, or drunk out of our minds. As one does in the food service industry.

And the students are coming creeping back, so I have Chad, Blaine, and Douchebag Wangright the 38th, fresh from the Hamptons, who think it's funny to "jokingly" be difficult.

"Is that really an Arnold Palmer? It looks likes 3/4ths Arnold and 1/4 Palmer to me."

Yes, I got that today. It was like being in every John Hughes movie I ever watched growing up.
nucleosides
Aug. 2nd, 2016 11:58 pm (UTC)

Aw for six-day weeks. :(

mac_arthur_park
Aug. 3rd, 2016 09:45 am (UTC)
I just keep reminding myself that it will fund all sorts of shenanigans. After all, I DO have to find something to keep myself occupied (other than work) while Kent is off at Brokeback Fantasy Football Extravaganza!--now with tiki bar.

I swear, this event gets longer (a "weekend" is five and a half days? Where do I get one of those!?!?!?) and queer-er as the years go by. 13 guys in a lakehouse with a tiki bar, no girls allowed. I think I've seen porn that starts that way.

I think I'll save my tips and do something that involves no boys whatsoever that weekend.
lorigami
Aug. 3rd, 2016 01:13 am (UTC)
*luck*
mac_arthur_park
Aug. 3rd, 2016 09:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!
nick_101
Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:29 am (UTC)
Good luck.
mac_arthur_park
Aug. 3rd, 2016 09:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!
qwentoozla
Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:47 am (UTC)
Good luck to Kent! Six day weeks, oh dear. I hope you can get a little bit of rest after that!
mac_arthur_park
Aug. 3rd, 2016 09:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much.

I hope I can. Normally, I would get next Monday off, but with the students returning, who knows?
poniesandphotos
Aug. 3rd, 2016 03:35 am (UTC)
Best of luck on Kent's interview!
mac_arthur_park
Aug. 3rd, 2016 09:47 am (UTC)
Thank you! He REALLY needs this.
communitybee
Aug. 3rd, 2016 09:25 am (UTC)
I hope the interview goes well for him. I will keep everything crossed.
mac_arthur_park
Aug. 3rd, 2016 09:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!
howlin_wolf_66
Aug. 3rd, 2016 01:18 pm (UTC)
Good luck to Kent! :-)
millysdaughter
Aug. 3rd, 2016 01:38 pm (UTC)
**kisses fingertips and raises left hand in silent salute**
mac_arthur_park
Aug. 4th, 2016 12:46 pm (UTC)
I cannot express how much I adore you for that right now. <3
millysdaughter
Aug. 4th, 2016 08:28 pm (UTC)
**hugs**
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