Monday, March 7, 2011
Some Signs It is Getting Tough Out There
Also I have been coming across some real lousy tippers lately. One example is the bill I had for this 3 top came to $91.54 and they paid with 2 fifty dollar gift cards and kept the balance owing on the gift card rather than just leave a tip. Come to think of it they probably would not have left anything even if they won a lotto.
I went to the grocery store today to pick up some items like bread and the shelves were empty. It was about 4 in the afternoon but with the scare about the upcoming food price hikes I wouldn't be surprised if people started stocking up before they occur in a couple of weeks.
A lot of people are walking a fine line out there and rising food and gas prices will keep them home. They will not eat out as often as before. Wait! Didn't we just go through this in 2008?
I had to go to my present job today for a new menu meeting. I have one week to go. Tomorrow I go to my new job at 11:30 to learn their menu. It is a busy week. Trying to keep sharp at my present job till the very end then start the new one at the same time.
You always work at your present job till you leave. Don't slack off cause if something happens and you want to head back they will take you back cause you finished strong. I have to stay focused.
Tomorrow should be exciting and give me a good idea of what is to come.
Radio talk show host of "The Hospitality Industry News Network" and author of "You Only Live Once" about his early years traveling around and working on ships and foreign countries Steven blogs about his thoughts on the restaurant industry as he sees it today.
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