3 Babes and a Baller
Sooooo, Saturday rolls around and I'm ready and psyched to go to work. I was scheduled for a food runner shift and let me tell you - it's a prime shift. Think about it. There are like 15 servers on each floor plus a full bar staff. Every server and bartender has to tip out 2% of their sales to the food runner. The food runners actually make more money than the servers do most of the time. Plus, I was scheduled to work on the main floor with the hot expo guy that I have a crush on. Not to mention, I was running food with my favorite gay - Michael. He's so fun and gay and flamboyant and we have the same taste in men. It's always a blast working with him. Soooooo, I'm pulling out of my neighborhood when my phone starts ringing. It's Hard Rock telling me not to come in. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT FAIR!!!!!!
I mean, I understand the drill. A new restaurant opens and they hire too many people. That's just how it is. They will inevitably lose people due to whatever. People will quit. People will get fired and people just plain won't show up. Not to mention, the economy is killing us. People just aren't going out to eat as much as they used to. It's a brutal situation. They keep shutting down the third floor, so whenever we are scheduled to work upstairs, we usually get a phone call telling us not to come in. So, I was a little bummed out.
I called my favorite mom in the world and she took me to see Whiteout over at Boulder Station and we had a nice meal at the cafe.
Sunday morning rolls around, and another phone call from Hard Rock telling me not to come in. I whine a little bit to the person on the other end and tell them that this is two days in a row and they apologize. THEN....... my phone rings a few minutes later and they tell me I can come in and work out on the patio since it's brand new and it just opened. They didn't have any servers for the pation schedule. BINGO!
It's perfect. Most of the sections in the restaurant are like 3 or 4 table sections. There are 15 tables on the patio! So, they split it up between me and another girl. We each had 7 tables to ourselves and then we took turns taking the 8the table. It was a blast! It was the best day I've had so far! My sales were high and we had a contest that I won!!!!!! We had to sell 3 fajitas and 6 pieces of glassware to qualify. I sold 4 fajitas (which are not that easy to sell at lunch, they are more of a dinner dish) and I sold 8 pieces of glassware!!!!!!!! I WON!!!!
My prize was this cute new Las Vegas Showgirl pin. It's brand new. They just came out with it. There is a series, so now I feel obligated to buy the whole series which is fine because I'm becoming obsessed with these Hard Rock pins and who doesn't love a showgirl pinned to their bosom??
This is the one I won - it's third in the series...
So, kids - Christmas is coming up - feel free to send Hard Rock pins my way. I love em! I was just checking on E-Bay and they are all over the place. I had no idea how popular the Hard Rock Retail items were. Best of all, I get 50 percent off. If I really wanted to make money, I could go in to the store and use my discount and buy a bunch of stuff and then sell it on E-Bay. But, I'm totally not going to do that. I just want to start collecting the pins myself because they are so cool!
So, I made actual money on Sunday, I had a HUGE section, not one complaint, not one mistake and I won a contest. This is just such perfect timing. It shows the managers that I can handle myself in a huge section, I am trustworthy and I'm a great saleswoman. Hopefully they will keep this in mind when they are writing the schedule for next week.
Because let me tell you, this week is sad. Since they closed the third floor, I was only schedule for 2 shifts and an on call this week. I can't live on two or three shifts. It's not enough money!!!!
Enough about work. Bowling started tonight!!!!!!!! Mister pokerati himself joined the team with me and we had a blast!!!!! So, it's Dan, me, my mom and her friend. We have 32 weeks ahead of us and we are off to a good start. First of all, we are team 23 and that's my lucky number. Second of all, we are were on the lucky lanes that get the free drinks tonight and then third of all - we won 3 games and lost 1. I'm happy with those results. And how about our awesome team name...
Cute name huh???? Dan came up with it. That's why he gets paid the big bucks!
I got my car window fixed late last week. My friend Lisa's boyfriend owns a car repair place and he only charged me about $300 for everything, plus I got an oil change, so I was happy with that. Now I can go through a drive through without looking like a retard.
Okay, long post - getting too long I think. I'll do an MTV Awards Red Carpet update tomorrow!!!!