Sometime I actually forget that I have a website :-D I told myself that I have to start doing more updates so I am going to make that a focus the next few months to make sure to put up more Blogs and memes. I have been very busy lately messing around with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and countless others. The market has seen a recent surge in investment over the past few months and I think now we are finally entering that sell-off phase that I've been predicting for a while. Anyways, enough nerd stuff, back to the ServerLyf.
We are definitely in the BUSY SEASON now!!! Yesterday was ridiculous and it was only a Wednesday... We were running out of stuff left and right which just slows everything down. Ran out of prepared bread trays, no halibut, no strawberry ice cream, 86'd whole fish and we've been out of lemonade for over a week. Not to mention the cases of wine they forgot to order along with more supplies for the servers. They told us last week that they don't have any more server books and this week we are out of paper pads to write on so people are using receipt paper instead. This place is literally falling apart before my eyes.
Honestly I think it all began when our head chef quit. This location only has four designated manager positions: A head chef, a sous chef, front of house manager, and General Manager. Each person plays a very critical role in the system and all of the managers who were there when I started were very well seasoned and comfortable in their positions. Once the head chef decided to quit I think that it put more pressure and responsibility on the remaining three positions. The next person to quit was actually our GM and I know that was partly due to the fact that we have to work on EVERY major holiday, which isn't the case at some restaurants, go figure.
For a few months during the lull of the off-season the remaining two managers were visibly being worn down, slowly but surely. As the daily volume began to pick up however you could see the stress really begin to break them down even faster. Working 12+ hour days for salary whilst watching everyone around you (even the dishwashers) making more money per hour doesn't seem like my kinda job either... especially not when they are shoveling a bunch of extra responsibilities onto your plate because there literally isn't anyone else there to do the work.
The last two managers coincidentally put in their notices around the same time. Meanwhile the company was already struggling to find replacements for the head chef and GM, and now they really have their hands full trying to fill all four positions at the same time. This all happened in a matter of 6-7 months...
So where does this leave us now? Read my next blog to find out!