Hoyazo had a good question and I'm sure you've all been wondering the same thing, so I'll go ahead and post the answer...
Why do you think they would take away all these shifts from you? Last I recall you were selling those all-access cards and were getting right up near the top 25% of the weekly list. What happened between then and now to drop you down their go-to list of servers? Could it be related to you presumably missing some time with your hospital stuff last week maybe?
Okay, so, I'm still pretty happy with my performance at work. I am constantly in the top 30 or 40. There are about 95 servers, so as long as I'm in the top half of the chart, I'm happy.
I was doing really good with the all access cards and the glassware. I don't always sell that stuff, but I try, and even if I don't sell any cards, I'm always selling high ticket price items and I push appetizers and desserts.
So, I don't think it's my sales.
December is the slowest time on the strip in Vegas. I remember a few years ago when I was working at the MGM and it was Brutal in the restaurants. Not a lot of tourists come out here around the holidays. People are with their families and doing christmas shopping. They aren't spending money on over prices burgers and glassware at the Hard Rock. hehe
I was kind of offended and paranoid about the whole thing and I was thinking they just don't like me, but I noticed that MOST of the servers are in the same boat as me. I'm not the only one getting called off and 90 percent of us only got 2 shifts this week.
However - this is the thing that pisses me off...
There is this girl that works there, Amy and she's a real kiss ass - she is sich a brown noser. She was in my class during training, so I had to hear her day in and day out for three weeks. For instance, on the day the restaurant finally opened, Am brought in little presents for the managers. I mean - come on! Who does that shit?? Well, my sales are consistently higher than hers, but she got to work a private wedding party by herself last week and she was given four shifts when I was only given 2.
So, they definitely do show some favoritism and that pisses me off. I hate that bullshit.
I'm fairly certain the hospital thing wasn't an issue. I had a doctor' note, they saw my swollen arm and knew I wasn't lying and I only missed like one scheduled shift, so that didn't appear to be a problem.
I'm just crossing my fingers that things will pick up after the holidays. IN the meantime, if I can find another part-time job, then maybe I will have a better chance of making some money. Working two part-time jobs wouldn't be a big deal to me.