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Tuesday, May 3, 2016


So do not tell anyone this but I am kind of tired of working at Andrew's. I only get to work one day a week so I barely get any hours. At my house I am expected to pay for most of my stuff so me not being able to make a lot of money is starting to become a problem. I am trying to start a savings account but I barely make any money so by the time I pay for gas and everything else I do not have much money to put into my savings account. I have tried to talk to my parents about getting another job but they refuse to let me leave. I have recently applied to IDOT and have an interview there soon. I am hoping that i get the job because I can not keep working at Andrew's. If I can get the job then I will have more money and be able to buy more things.

Friday, April 22, 2016

This is getting difficult

Well I am running out of things to talk about so I am going to do a little throwback and talk about a wedding party I had to work. It was absolutely awful. I went into work around 5 and did not leave until 2:30 in the morning. There were about 150 people at the party and they had all of the staff working. There were so many dishes pilled up it was impossible to keep up. There were stacks, on stacks, on stacks of dishes. We also had to do most of the cooks work because they were busy socializing and dancing. We could not keep any of the dish water clean because they cooked ribs and the pans were so greasy they instantly made the water nasty. We did get to eat a lot of good food though. Summary of the night, it was terrible.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Friday Night's

As soon as school gets out, I go home and get ready for work and then I leave my house around 4:20 and get to work a couple minutes before 4:30. I like working Friday's better than Saturday's because I am usually still motivated after school, Saturday I just sleep all day and then I have to wake up and go to work and it just sucks. When I go into work I clock in, like normal and start working. Friday's are usually the average busy night so they are not that bad. The average time I get out is probably around 11. Between 4:30 and 11 is usually mass chaos and everyone is rushed the entire time. After a while you get used to everyone stressing out and screaming and it does not even phase me anymore. I am usually not even in the screaming matches but it is entertaining to just sit back and watch everyone freak out for a while. Then it gets kind of scary because you realize your night is going to turn into hell. Anyways that is how Friday nights are. :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Thursday night's

Usually I go into work around 4:30. I go in at this time because Thursday's are usually the slowest night out of all three work days. Sometimes I have to go in earlier though to shake towels, which is never fun. Then I go through and do my  normal routine. Get all the dishes soaking in the water, start the steam cleaner, and some other little things. I usually get out of work late on Thursday's because there are usually late reservations for Thursday nights. I usually clock out around 11 and then sit in the bar and talk to Andy and Patrick and anyone that is still at the restaurant. Getting up the next day after I worked Thursday night is usually painful. I go to school super tired and it's usually a awful day. That's usually everyday of school though now that I think about it. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

working half a shift

Sometimes on my nights off I get called into work. This only happens when it is really busy. I usually go in around 8 and start working. It isn't too bad only working half a sift because the resturaunt is usually starting to become slower and close for the evening. So instead of having to deal with the rush of the evening, I get to go in and kind of relax and just work with someone else. When I get there they are usually getting ready to shut down the oven. Sometimes if I am lucky there will be leftover food and desserts. Cleaning up does not take too much time since there are two - three people still in the kitchen cleaning up. At the end of the night I go and talk to Andy and Patrick. Then I go home.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

pharmaceutical dinners

When I go into work for pharmaceutical dinners I do not have to go in till 5. There are a lot of pros and cons when it comes to working these dinners. The good things is that you get all of the leftover food and its always amazing and I can paid to munch out so that is always a positive thing. The other good thing about these dinners is that I get an extra day to work so that means more money on pay day. The bad things about working these dinners is that you have anywhere from 30-50 people all at once. The number of people does not start to get overwhelming until there are 45+ people there to eat all at once. Another downside to these dinners is that the speaker can take a very long time to speak and we are usually waiting on them to get done speaking so we can serve the desserts. Those are the worst two things about dinners though. We usually get out around 10:30 - 11. I usually do not end up leaving until 11:30 or later because I usually get stuck talking to a bunch of doctors after I get of out work.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Saturday night

    When I went into work Saturday I was automatically rushed with things to do. Right after I clocked in I got to work. Usually we do not have people come in until around 6 but today people had reservations for 5:30. As I was beginning to set everything up I heard RJ say that someone was pulling in. This made mad kayos everywhere. After we got the early reservations seated another car pulled in, and one after that. This continued to happen all throughout the night and every time I turned around it seemed like someone else was pulling in. Finally after we had gotten all of the people served it was time to start slowly wrapping things up. By the time I started to mop and sweep it was approaching midnight. I ended up clocking out right before midnight and went into the sitting room and talking to Mrs. Patrick and Andy for about an hour. After that I went home and went to bed.