September 9, 2009

Busy

I think I need to change my blog title to Confessions of the Occasional Waitress. Or maybe 5 Hours a Week Waitress, or possibly I Hate my Dead End Job and Can't Wait to Quit as Soon as I'm Done With School....What do you think? Sounds pretty catchy eh?

Last week was our "unofficial" anniversary weekend. We headed North to watch our favorite band play a show, and then camped for 5 days on the beach. We had so much fun, and dreaded the thought of coming home and heading back to work. Funny thing is, we're home and I still have 5 more days off. See, I'm quite possibly the least of my employers concern right now. When I was first hired I told my manager that I would have complete availability. 7 days a week, any shift, doubles, triples, anything. Then once I started, I found out I had been accepted into the Nursing Program, and that the next two years of my life would be a complete shit storm of homework, clinicals, and HESI's. So, imagine the managers surprise when they learned they completely wasted their time training me when I would only be available to work one, maybe two shifts a week. Oh well, I guess that's the gamble. So now they just don't schedule me. And to be honest, I'm not complaining. The less I work the happier I am.
Next weekend is our "official" anniversary and we have another weekend getaway planned. Then just days after we get back Fall term starts and I wont even have enough time to scratch my own ass let alone work a shift at the steakhouse.

9 comments:

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

The more you are away from serving people the harder it is to return to it. I know the feeling. Good wishes in school!

Mobius118 said...

It happens. I got fired for going to class when I was scheduled to work, despite the fact I told them school comes first...damn nursing homes.

hvoorhees said...

I just wanted to point out that I used that exact same illustration for the background of my spreadsheets at work. You probably Googled "Busy Lady," like I did? Hehehe. Anyway.

G.H. said...

busy-lady it was!! Good call Hvoorhees.

brit said...

i love the signature at the end of your post.

The Veteran Server said...

How much more do you have left? (school) Hope you have fun celebrating your anniversary!

Adnoxious said...

Hey G.H. Love your blog too. A link exchange would be excellent-- I just added yours to my site. Check it out: adnoxious.blogspot.com

Oh, and happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

I adore your blog. Seriously. I work as a nurse and have worked as a waitress and in some ways, the work isn't that much different, just sayin.
Live up the vacation, I say. The more time off work, the merrier. Good for you.

Cherish Lee said...

I. Love. This. Blog.
I work in a (slightly less glamorous) food service position... at Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut at Target, no less. But god do I know how you feel...