Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Pet Peeve


One of my biggest pet peeves: Chronic absenteeism. 

"I'm Sick" ... "I'm having a family problem today" ... "I'm stuck in traffic out of town" ... "I just can't make it in"

These are just some of the excuses 1 employee has given me in the last month. 

I can't take it anymore. They work today and so do I. 

We will be having a little heart to heart in which I will give them a final warning:

Miss another shift, unexcused, and there is no need to bother coming back for any more shifts because you will no longer work here.

Harsh? 

Maybe. 

But it's not fair to the rest of the team that shows up for work everyday, even when they don't want to, and has to pick up the extra work because someone else is chronically absent.

Hopefully they get the message.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Are you still open?

I hate this question. Especially five minutes before we close. My typical response is "We close in 5 minutes."

Most normal, caring, compassionate human begins realize we've all been working all night and are ready to go home and leave. But then there are those who think "Oh, then we still have time to order." 

I hate those people.

The last two nights "Those People" found my restaurant. 

What really kills me is how they have the audacity to get angry when you tell them we have no soup left. It's at times like this I lose a little more faith in humanity. What is wrong with people?

We served them. Begrudgingly but served.

Surprise Surprise they left a shitty tip for the waitress even though she was super nice to them. 

Uh. People.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Not My Problem

"Not my problem." 

This has been my mantra of late at work. Yes, it's a terrible attitude to have and I really don't enjoy not caring as it's not natural to my personality. However, I'm just done. My give a crap has long been broken and my departure from this job long over due.

When ever my fellow manager or GM present a problem they want fixed I nod and wave but inside I'm thinking "that's not my problem, it's yours. So you fix it because I don't care." 

So how did I get here? What events have brought me to the place of just not caring anymore? Honestly, there are a plethora of reasons each one fit for a blog of it's own so I'll spare you the long drawn out details.

The bottom line is I just don't care anymore. I fake it. I put on a good show at work and in manager meetings. But inside I'm dead to it all. 

While the title of the blog is "Not my problem" the truth is, it is MY problem. I need to take some ownership and fix it. And by fix it I mean quit bitching about it and find another job or just suck it up and quit whining and be happy I have a job. 

Hmmmm. That's not where I intended this blog to go. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Is it safe to come out?

I guess I'll find out soon enough!

So I've been on a blogging hiatus. Why?


It's simple really: An anonymous reader pulled back the curtain and pretty much figured out where I worked. (I think... I shut down the blog before I could find out 100% for sure) 




Whoops. Guess I gave out a little to much info in a few post. (Which have since been removed just to be on the safe side)


Guess I need to be a more careful with the details in my rants. ;)


Looking forward to getting back to ranting! I think my wife is sick of hearing about it. Ha!