I went into work at 2:00 pm today to go through orientation. There was another girl going through the same thing but she's going to be a server (I'm going to be a delivery driver/cook). After an hour of filling out paperwork and going over even more paperwork, we were given our uniforms (a shirt and a hat for me). We decided to go try our shirts on to see if they fit and she led the way to the bathroom. We walk in and she starts taking off her shirt. I didn't know there weren't any stalls and once you're in the bathroom, that's it. Awkward! Apparently she isn't shy about stripping in front of strangers so I decided to pretend I wasn't either and changed as well. Very bizarre.
By the time we got out of the bathroom and finished filling out papers, it was 4:00 pm. The employee who was going over everything with us told us that the new server would start tomorrow night but that I was starting tonight. No biggie. I knew that I was probably going to work for a bit tonight. A couple hours went by and then I found out I was working through close. Okay...that's a bit longer than I planned. I got home at midnight!
I haven't been on my feet for that many hours straight in EIGHT YEARS! I've been in cushy corporate jobs. Tonight, I had on brand new shoes and they were too tight on the back of my heels. By the end of the night, I was waddling everywhere just trying not to put too much pressure on my heels. I got home tonight and sure enough my shoes had bit into my heels so bad that they were bleeding! I have no idea when I'm supposed to work next so I have to call over there tomorrow. I did have a ton of fun tonight but I'm kinda' hoping that they don't want me to come in tomorrow cuz' I can't walk!
In summary, today was a very interesting day. I had a ton of fun! I even got a chunk of tips even though I wasn't driving. I had forgotten how different the restaurant business is compared to the corporate world. You can say naughty words! ha ha Couple downfalls: I'll be getting a ton of second-hand smoke cuz' pretty much everyone lights up quite frequently. There are no "breaks". You don't sit down for a break ever. I had a sandwich for brunch before I went in and had brought a banana for later just in case I was working longer. I never even got to eat my banana. I was starving when I left work. This could work to my advantage though. I don't get to eat and I'm moving around all the time and lifting heavy stuff. hee hee
8 hours ago