This weekend seriously made me wish I could ALWAYS have weekends off!
Thursday night and Friday night I could NOT sleep. I had to be to work at 6:30 on Friday morning and 5:45 on Saturday morning (I opened) and the lack of sleep was a killer.
Opening on Saturday was not good. Any other time I’ve opened there’s always been a cook already there to let me in because cooks typically arrive at 5:30. Well, I was going off a 4 hours of sleep (I fell asleep around 7 but woke up at 11 and then tossed and turned the rest of the night) and when I showed up to work a few minutes before 5:45 I knew something was wrong. Jake, one of our cooks, was standing outside. When I got out of my car I asked what he was doing and he said he was scheduled at 6 but that the opening cook wasn’t there. Neither of us had looked at the schedule so we didn’t know who was supposed to be opening. Jake tried calling the store manager, Randy, who didn’t answer. Then we proceeded to call anyone we could think of that would have a key or knew how to get us a key. FINALLY, Jake calls Allie, one of the other managers and the one who writes the schedule. And she tells him that he’s the opening cook but that she scheduled him at 6 so he could sleep longer. Um. What? Which meant that I was supposed to be the opener and I was supposed to have keys to open the door but I of course didn’t because why would I ever think I’d have to? Randy finally called back and at 10 minutes after 6 (10 minutes after we should have already been open) we finally got in.
I didn’t end up letting customers in until 6:30 because the grills weren’t hot enough to cook on ANYWAY and I had nothing done. It was horrible, the minute I opened the doors I had customers and it went that was for half an hour. By the time the 7 o’clock server arrived I was DYING.
Luckily I ended up getting cut early that day and I spent the rest of Saturday absolutely exhausted and sick feeling from the 3 caffeine pills that I decided to take on an empty stomach. Oops.
Sunday was a typical Sunday. I made really good tips but left work dripping sweat. Totally gross. Not sure if it’s worth it or not.
Needless to say I’m a tad bit tired. Today is day 6 out of a 7 day streak for me and I’m already wishing I had another 4 days off instead of 2! But it’s looking like my two days off this week are supposed to be nice out so hopefully I’ll be getting some pool time in!
How’s everyone else today?
P.S. I’m also guest posting over on Vicki’s blog today so please go check it out!