Monday, June 6, 2011
Two of Us Working Breakfast This Morning
From about 7 till 10:30 never lifted our head or stopped to take a breath.
I will give you a picture of what it was like today.
No host so everyone could just sit down everywhere.
No food runner.
The chef is an egomaniac. Ask her to do something and she screams at you you are no good and gets on the phone and calls anyone to tell them the waiters are screwing up.
People walking out cause their meal is taking too long.
The orders are not being made in the order they are punched in therefore people are seeing others get their food who sat down after they did.
Imagine taking orders and punching them into the computer while someone is wanting to pay their bill , food is waiting for you on the pass , someone wants to be seated , others are just sitting somewhere waiting for service all at the same time. All this and you still have to get people's coffee and juices who you just took the order from.
On the machine at one time I had 30 open cheques that either were in play or needed to be closed.
A total headache and all I got was grief and just over a $100 for my efforts. On top of that my visas and debits did not match up that kept me there longer after my shift. Never did find out what the problem was.
My knee is swollen after working from 1:30 till 9:30 last night and being sent home so I could get some rest before I had to get up at 4 this morning for my commute to work to start at 5:30.
I am really fed up with this place right now. It is not worth the aggravation.
I am happy I am moving on back to where I was. This has not been a joyous experience at all.
June 30th will be my last day.
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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