Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Hosted tonight, sometimes you just gotta love the job...anyway Avatar comes up to me and says, "I don't know if it matter or not but the person my table is waiting on is Himalasian....Malaysian...? " I'm sitting there busting out laughing brought tears to my eyes.....Thank you Avatar I really needed that.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Probably my biggest pet peeve about co-workers...I hate when they say anything about a "real" job. I don't care if you don't plan on being a career server (because hey most of us won't) but you should still have pride in the job you do because what you do at this job does reflect on the kind of worker you'll be in your career. This means that middle of rush you need to not be texting and i don't know maybe taking care of your guests, and if they are completely taken care of then maybe seeing if anyone needs help could be your next know just sayin....

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Ugh...tonight me and the other bartender stood around doing nothing until 7:15. He had been there since four and I got there at five. So between 4 and 7 all we had done was made drinks for 15 tickets (yes we actually had time to count). Management wouldn't let him leave because they were afraid we would get to busy (yeah I get the fear but my wallet hates it) we never did though. We had a total of three guests sit down and for 45 minutes we had our little rush. After tip out we each only made 23 dollars....on a side note one of the couple that sat down made me laugh. Evidently one of our competitors serves and italian style meatloaf (had no clue about this) so when they sat down she looks over the  menu and asked if we had meatloaf tonight. I couldn't help it she got the you're-an-idiot look with a slight no head shake.  Her guy thought it was the funniest thing though...they were both great...the exact kind of guests we all want; super polite--every single time I set something down, no matter how sneaky I tried to do it, she always said thank you, when me or the other bartender would talk to them they would listen and actually look at us while we were speaking, and they tipped 25%. Fan-friggin-tastic... seriously the guests that always make the job worth it....

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lou Tice

Winner's Circle Network with Lou Tice - 6/24/10 - "Control Over Your Emotions"

When you hit your thumb with a hammer, you know what causes the pain. Do you know what causes the emotion?

All of us have nervous systems that cause us to feel pain. All of us have emotions, too. We feel happy, sad, angry, elated, hopeless, inspired. But where do the emotions come from? What causes them?

When you hit your thumb with a hammer, you feel pain. You may also feel some anger and maybe even some shame. We can safely say that the hammer caused the pain. But we can't say that the hammer caused the anger or the shame. If that were true, then it wouldn't matter who hit them on the thumb, every single one would feel exactly the same emotions.

So how come you get mad when the same situation doesn't bother someone else at all? They laugh it off without a hint of anger. You see, the truth is that you cause you own emotions, and you do it with your thoughts. Many centuries ago, Epictetus said, "We are disturbed not by the things that happen, but by our opinion of the things that happen." I want you to know that you don't have to let your inner feelings be dictated by the external environment.

You can, bit by bit, learn to handle any and every situation you want to. You can learn to change your opinion of the things that happen so that you control your emotions, rather than letting them control you. Can you see yourself taking charge like this?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I live in a dry county, so that means (supposedly) no alcohol is served in public places. The way all the bars and restaurants get away with serving food is by having people join a "private club"...meaning all they do at out location is sign a book with a name (doesn't have to be real) and a town (again doesn't have to be their real town).....last night we have a guest come in and the host greets him and asks him to sign in with a name and town (yes we even say a name not your name) he looks at her says "no, i'm good" and she in turn lets him know that until he signs our book we cannot server him. He walks out the door.I'm sorry but just because the majority of the other restaurants don't do there job and make you sign something when you walk in doesn't mean that we're going to follow suit. My place of employment actually does follow the law...and according to one ABC person (although this changes depending on which  person comes in) we aren't even doing it correctly.

And by throwing your little fit we can all tell what kind of douche you would have been to the server. So I just wanted to say thank you for leaving, buh-bye.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


so a couple of weeks ago I got a write-up....yes I know it's ok be started with this coworker...we'll call her Bulletproof...Bullet comes up to me and I guess another coworker (church lady) had told her not to speak in Spanish and that any language is ok except for Spanish. Bullet comes up to me and asks why it would be ok to have a conversation in Japanese but not Spanish, I told her any language regardless of what it is could be considered rude in front of guests that don't know said language. We went on to talk some more and she asked me the same questions again. I said I could care less what language is spoken in front of me as long as it's not about me and recapped my previous statement. We go on to talk some more about other topics and again she asks me the original question. Again I say any language that leaves someone out of the conversation because they don't understand can be considered rude. At this point I have to go take care of a guest and walk off.
Evidently she feels that because of what Church Lady and I said that she can no longer speak Spanish. I can't and am not speaking for Church Lady; I only got what was said from Bulletproof so I don't know the context of her and Church Lady's discussion. With my discussion, however, I never said anything against Spanish. and yes I can see that my statement taken by itself could be taken against Spanish but we had a full conversation around it where I said any language.
That incident took place about a month and a half to two months ago. About three or four weeks ago my district manager calls me into the office and asks me about it. I told him and wrote my statement and it ended with me being told to not fall for the manipulative questions (the fact that she asked me multiple times) and with Church Lady being let go.
It gets better though because Bulletproof also got called in the office. I don't know if she received a write-up but I do know she was in there crying for a period of time.

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Yes I am aware that there are umpteen million restaurant blogs out there. I work at an Italian restaurant and I am almost through with school. Mostly this blog will be for anything that happens either at work or outside of work -- but fair warning I work a lot.