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Saturday, October 10, 2009

I Am Tired of Closing

With the exception of tonight I have been either the pre-closer or closer this week and my five shifts next week are 3 closes and 2 pre-closes. Not that I mind terribly but it will be nice to get out a bit earlier tonight as I am 6th up from the bottom.

Should I be happy with being the closer most nights and take it as management likes a strong waiter to close or is it because no one else wants to do it?

I think it is a combination of both.

What do you think?

6 comments:

Caleb said...

I think a big part of it is that you're a strong waiter. Assuming management knows their stuff, they are going to want a strong server as closer, someone who could handle the whole floor by him/her self

SkippyMom said...

I'd take it as a compliment, in that, they know you know what you are doing; therefore the day is set nicely for the opening shift.

If you don't want to do it and have seniority - why not ask to get out earlier? Can you?

Closing does suck, especially when you do it all the time - but I suspect that they like having you, a seasoned veteran, there at night. :)

And you are the lucky one - you get all those people that think it is okay to walk in at 5 minutes to close and camp.

::skippy running away fast to avoid the salt shaker Waiter just threw at her:: heehee

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Caleb...maybe you are right but I am sure looking forward to not closing tonight. I like once in a while to have a change. Waiting around to go in is driving me nutso.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

SkippyMom...ah yes the last minute arrival like the one on Wednesday night that kept me there till 12:30!

purplegirl said...

I really prefer to close, actually. Or to be first cut--make the money and go. The second cuts usually end up there until nearly close anyway, so what's the point of being a second cut? If I have to be there anyway, I'd rather be taking tables.

It can get tiring for sure, though!

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Purplegirl..I agree but it was nice tonight. I was in the middle of the group and had 13 tables and it was a quick turnover so I got out at 10:15 with $163. Sweet for a change leaving early.