Sunday, November 4, 2007


Saturdays blow. They suck. The generally piss everyone off, which does not make for a very good work environment.

The kitchen is always understaffed, the door servers are always slammed with take out so they can't take care of seating properly, the dishwashers are usually 2 hours late, the wait staff is overstaffed, and the bar usually doesn't have anyone working service. Did I miss anyone? For some reason, we all have issues on Saturday night.

But last night, management decided to put a few more people on. Our kitchen manager ran the kitchen - Awesome move!! More doorservers were scheduled - yea!! And they scheduled a service bartender - ME!!

I was so excited! I haven't worked the bar since August, but I was able to jump back in with no problems. Since I was the service bartender, I didn't have to deal with customers!!! Nothing I'd want to do all the time, but it was so awesome to just work and not have to worry about anything other than the recipe for a VO Manhattan or a Frozen Strawberry Margarita.

Next week I'm back on the floor, which is fine with me, but it was so nice to have a little break from the usual.


Tony said...

Off subject...I put up a tailgate entry if you all want to play along again!

Upset Waitress said...

I hate the service bar. In my eyes it's punishment. Tickets start to pour in and the servers are lined up, huffing, puffing, being impatient. Then they foolishly take the wrong drinks and have to wait in line for a remake. A ticket for a daquiri, a pina colada, 2 rum runners, a frozen margarita and the service is backed up. I'm having a flash back so I must stop now.