Monday, October 20, 2008

A New Leaf for the Old Restuarant?

I’ve been working few hours at the Strip Club, and enjoying my freedom to spend time with the family and friends. Within the last month, I had heard that A had a new co-owner for The Restaurant. J and his partner, B, have been at The Club, having meetings or sitting at the bar. No one introduced them to me; I made my own introduction. I told them I used to work at The Restaurant and asked what they were doing with the place. I was told they were making a lot of changes including a new staff. OK. I thought, “Good, I wouldn’t want to work there anyway.”

So what did I say on Wednesday, when A called me down to the office, to ask me to work at the new place, starting FRIDAY? “Oh, yes, sure, that sounds exciting!” I don’t know what my problem is. I can’t say no to that man. They want me to work at the upstairs bar, which is only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, for now.

I have to admit, it is a little alluring, a little exciting. I love the upstairs area. There is a fireplace, a gorgeous view of the river, small quiet areas with couches and coffee tables. It is so romantic and cozy. I got a little busy Friday night. Saturday night was pretty slow. I mostly stood around, getting to know my new co-worker, K (who has never worked in a bar or restaurant before, ever).

I hope the new place does great. I think it is an awesome bar and has a lot of potential. But I’ve thought that before about The Restaurant. And no matter how busy or wonderful it is, I don’t think any bar can compare with the money making potential of working at the Strip Club. I am going to give it a try for awhile. My husband isn’t thrilled with my new hours. My grandma isn’t adjusting well either. She won’t go to sleep until I am home. I am going to see how it goes for a month and promise myself to make a decision about whether I enjoy it and find it valuable at that time.

5 comments:

Laura said...

Hopefully you will adjust. Hopefully you make lots of tips. Tell us more about what is served at this location. Is it just alcohol or is there food too? Maybe Craig and I can come visit you. What are your hours?

Email me and tell me what days you work. Do you want to walk Tuesday or Thursday at 5:30 PM at the usual meeting location?

Laura said...

I meant hopefully your Grandma will adjust. :)

i do not know me said...

If I knew when to expect you at the club, I would visit you there.

Floyd said...

A new restaurant? Is there some kind of code I'm not figuring out? I think I figured out the Strip Club with the owner's initials, plus having many friends that have worked there over the last 10 or so years clued me in.

So, back to the gist of this comment: new restaurant???

Secret Server said...

IDNKM, I am only at the Strip Club now on Wednesdays, from 11:00- 7:00. Floyd, I am working at one of the owner's other places, that used to be a restaurant, but now is looking like it is going to be mostly a bar, serving complimentary hors doeurves.