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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

All I want for Christmas is my job!!

I almost got fired over the holidays!

Five days before Christmas this frequent customer to the restaurant I work for asked me for all the names of the wait staff, cooks and dishwashers as he and his wife had a little Christmas surprise in mind for all of us.

I did exactly what he asked me to do and passed along all the names of my co-workers so he and his wife could prepare the surprise.

Two days before Christmas he and his wife entered the restaurant with giant trays of cookies. All different colours and different kinds.

He asked me to tag a note to the trays to let the staff know it was for them. He also gave us a card with each staff member's name written there in, expressing he and his wife's gratitude to all of us who served them, cooked for them and washed their dishes throughout the past year.How giddy we were looking over these treats.

My manager walked in with a quizzical look on her face so I explained that the couple had treated her staff with cookies for Christmas.

I returned to work at 6:00 am December 27th completely oblivious to the turmoil the cookies and my note had created.(The manager recognised my hand writing)

My manager was miffed that neither she nor the owners were given any cookies. Two of my co-workers advised me that the owner himself wanted to fire me over this.

Well I'm still employed. For now. Good grief.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Beware of Dog!

I've had to help train quite a few newbies at work, and part of the training process includes warning the new wait staff of "the Dogs" that patronise the restaurant. I realise dogs, (Canis lupus familiaris) are not permitted in the work place, yet "dogs" ( morons, imbeciles) still are, and so these people need to be pointed out quickly and discretely before its too late.

I was with a very young waitress and was pointing out (figuratively of course) a present "dog" in the room.

"Do you see "God's gift to women over there? The one with 3 chins and the few sprigs of hair swaying along to the air conditioner.?"

Bingo! She spotted him!

Sunday, 29 September 2013

God's gift to women

You know the type.
He could be drop dead gorgeous or offensively ugly, but he is the one with all the confidence in the entire restaurant.
Give me your best story.

Ranting and raving and loving every bit of it.

This blog is here to help those of us in the "service industry" (particularly waiters and waitresses) to share our humorous and outrageous stories in order to feel united and sane.
For instance- this picture clearly depicts how I feel I look on any particular day at work...
 BUT...
I'm treated as if I looked like this...
  This, in return, is the expression on my face!