Monday, June 30, 2008

I'll be out with your salads as soon as I clean this toilet

Bread boy is gone. I came into work one day last week in the middle of an argument between manager, L, and Bread Boy about cleaning the toilets. Since the Restaurant no longer has a cleaning service, we should have known this is our job. Bread Boy got sent home for being disrespectful and by mutual agreement between him and the Owner (there is only one now; no Owner 1 and Owner 2), he is not coming back.

This sucks for me. Not only will I miss him, but I prefer to have as little responsibility as possible there. The whole restaurant (or at least the part I work in) has been a downward spiral from the get go, and I try to do my best, and keep customers happy, but the plight has gotten ummm, just ridiculous, really. I don’t make enough money to spend my evenings cleaning toilets and waiting around for customers. The other server, J, is gone now too. Owner is on vacation, so I’m not sure exactly what the plan is, but we have hired a new server to work everyday. I think my plan is to pick up a couple shifts at another establishment and work at The Restaurant Fridays and Saturdays, or to help with bigger parties.

The other establishment is a strip club. I bartended/ served there before The Restaurant opened. I kind of miss it. I definitely miss the money. I didn’t like working late nights and couldn’t work during the day because of Grandma’s condition, but The Strip Club has recently made a new 4:00- 9:00 p.m. shift that will be perfect for me. Really, I am more confident recommending a stripper for your lap dance than a steak for your dinner anyway. And it will definitely provide better fodder for blogging.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

How many minutes til a IDNKM comment... 1.... 2.... 3.....


Oh, and they shouldn't have fine dining waitstaff cleaning toilets anyway! That's ridiculous.

Mistress of the Post said...

That is not only immoral, but likely illegal and definitely demeaning...

i do not know me said...

Jennifer,

You know me so well! It took until after getting home from work :), but only a few minutes after reading this post.

Secret Server,

I totally support working at the strip club and I am looking forward to many interesting stories and perhaps some advice!

Mistress,

What is immoral in SS's story?

Jennifer said...

IDNKM,
I think "Mistress" is referring to them making her clean toilets when they are paying her under the minimum wage. Wait staff can only be made to do chores directly related to their profession (such as folding napkins, etc) while the employer pays them the lower wage. Otherwise anyone could hire anyone as "waitstaff" and pay them the lesser amount.
Plus, working in fine dining is a skill, requires knowledge, finesse, etc, so she shouldn't be relegated to doing something beneath her job duties. Sort of like if you came in to work and your boss said, Okay, today we need you to shovel the sidewalk...
Jennifer

Katie said...

SS - I can't see you actually offering up suggestions for the best lap dance. I think that would be very entertaining to see!

BTW-I worked with a girl that was a bookkeeper and waitressed at that establishment on the side. She made more a couple night s week there than all week at work! I am excited to hear that you are going to have that opportunity! Good luck!!