Okay, my job is officially AWESOME!
I feel lame cause all I've been talking about is work, but you guys know that work is the biggest and most exciting thing going on in my life.
So, we had our friends and family night last night and then again tonight. I wasn't sure how much money I'd really be clearing considering that each server only had a 2 table station. For those of you that have never waited tables, you might not realize that a 2 table station is very tiny. I'm used to having like 4, 5 or 6 tables to myself. The more tables, the busier you are and the more money you make. There's a fine line though because you don't want to be TOO TOO busy. If you have too many tables and especially if they are sat at the same time, you are possibly going in the weeds and you do'nt want that. I hate being in the weeds. It's
At any rate, the food runners are great, the kitchen staff is excellent, the food was awesome, the presentation was beautiful, and I didn't hear any complaints from any of my tables.
Unfortunately, the bussers are brand new and they were confused. They didn't know the table numbers, they were slow, I had to bus my own tables and even found myself re-setting them becaues again, time is money and I needed CLEAN, SET tables so that I could make more money. You would think that they would understand that the more money I make, the more money THEY make.
Anyway, it was frustrating. So my first table, my parents and their next door neighbors left me a great tip. I was VERY pleasantly surprised. My next table was a girl that was hired with us and they gave her the night off, so they left me an EVEN BETTER tip then my parents did. So, that was awesome. I literally made like $100 on my first two tables.
My third table SUCKED ass. They ate for free - all of the food was free and they had like one glass of wine each that they had to pay for. And, they on ly left me $7.00. That's a shitty tip. I only had one more table after that and they left me a so so tip. So, anyway, I was pretty happy, it was the first night, everything went off without a hitch and I had fun. My feet were THROBBING at the end of the night though. I couldn't wait to get home.
Tonight, was EVEN BETTER. I had more fun because I was given 3 VIP passes. So, my mom came in again and this time she was with 3 of her girlfriends, then my main girl, Sari came in with another friend of ours and then, after that my friend Lisa, and her finncee' came in . It was great. Everyone left me good tips. I didn't have one complaint, the food was awesome again and I made good money.
HOWEVER, of course a night in the industry would't be complete if there wasn't some drama and well, I was the lucky one to be involved.
Okay, this is the situation. My section has a table that is set for 4 people, but it's a special table and it has a leaf that can be added to seat 5 or 6 people. So, after we open, this stupid biatch, comes over to me and asks me to switch with her. I was supposed to give her my table that seats 4 for her table that seats 4. So, just a few minutes later, the table she is giving me is sat. So, she tells me that she is taking that table because the hostesses sat them in my "new" section by accident and that was supposed to be her table.
Then, the crappy two top in her section is sat and she wants to give that to me. UM, no, that's not what we agreed on. We were switching a 4 for a 4, not a 5 for a 2. So, I said "no". So, she takes the two top and the 4 top and my 4/5 top is still empty. Next thing I know, she puts the leaf in and starts setting my table up for 5. Now, she has three tables and I have one. I'm fucking pissed. I went marching over to the manager and told him that we agreed on a fair trade and now it's like 7 p.m. and I've had one table, that I just re-set for another party, so that puts me at two.
Anyway, he says, "don't worry, I'm going to hook you up in a few minutes". So, that's cool. I'm good with that. I luv to be "hooked up". hehe
So, THEN, her 4 top leaves and now she informs me that I can set it up for me. So, I do, and all's well.
Now, a while later, the 4 top leaves and I set up the table again for another 4 top because she's still using my 5 top for her party.
THEN, it gets sat. I greet the customers, put in a drink order, and she comes over to me and informs me that she wants her table back now because we were only switching for that one hour or whatever. BULL SHIT!
If we are switching, it should be all night. Not for one hour. She's such a money hungry greedy sneaky bitch. I went off on her. I told her not to ever ask me to do any favors for her again and that I would never be helping her out.
As it turns out, I made tons of money tonight and it all worked out. This is the same girl, by the way, that helped herself to all of the food during training and by the time the plates got to our end of the table, there was never anything left.
If this girl is this greedy during the 1st week of work, I'm scared to see how she's going to be a few months in.
So, that was my drama for the night. Most of you probably think I'm being petty and maybe I am, but there's just a code of conduct in the industry and it's important that we all follow them. It's just pure common courtesy.
Today I got my new cell phone finally. I'm loving it. Metro PCS is good stuff. I'm getting unlimited text messaging and unlimited minutes for like $40 a month.
Tomorrow I'm going to get my Sheriff's card. Yes, I've still been putting it off but tomorrow is really the day. Really! I promise. I'm lucky I've been allowed to work these past two nights without having it. I'm lucky he never mentioned it.
I'm also attempting to find some shirts that fit me instead of those big ass shirts my roommate gave me.
And last but not least, the cute guy that I've had my eye on since training, asked me to hangout after work on 4th of July. So, yay! It was a good night!
And thanks to Lilleth
for the award - I'll be doing a post tomorrow sometime to accept my award! woo hoo!