Aug 25, 2009

Nerves a jitter

Well this Sunday I am leaving to go job hunting for two days. I did what I always do. Google all the restaurant in my zip code, get the numbers and than call and find the name of the hiring managers, and if they will be in when I will be in town. So far I have three interviews set up. Believe it or not, this technique has always worked. When people come in any restaurant and apply for a job and just drop an application off, they usually will not get hired. The hiring manager has to SEE you and the decision is usually made right than and there. I wish more people understood how important that is. Plus in my line of work, many servers don't want an experienced server hired as they know it will or might cut into their money. So they toss your application. Yup, that's how competitive the business is. Some restaurants you have an incredible potential to make quite a nice bit of money, and if you walk in with 20 years experience, the slackers don't want you hired. So I am following my usual formula and pray it works again. The one place I worked at years ago and 3 women who worked with me are still there, found them through face book and they will vouch for me. I have the place to live all lined up, one months rent so I will be ahead for a month. I just know how quickly 30 days pass and I want to have a job upon my arrival. My current boss knows I am planning on going back home when the opportunity presents itself, I haven't been deceptive. She understands and said I can use her for a reference. So please keep me in your prayers this upcoming weekend and pray that I will have a job to go with my new apartment. I am very stressed. Moving from the security I have now is scary. I want to do more than just exist however. My dad always told me you can survive or you can thrive. I want to thrive. I feel a spiritual angel watching my back. I know this angel very well. If you believe, anything is possible. Faith has become my best friend as I have matured. So far, I have yet to ever have a better one. Peace.

6 comments:

the walking man said...

Faith is the most consistent quality one can have to ensure the best possible outcome in any situation. Travel well and safely Lori.

Rachel said...

I was a waitress for ten years. Started when I was 16. I worked at Outback, Johnny Carinos and other little pubs in the city I grew up in. I personally think EVERYONE should have to be a server for one day. I guarantee our tips would increase like crazy! haha.

Lots of new and exciting things in your future. Picture it in your mind and it will happen just the way it's supposed to. I believe that whole-heartedly. And remember, you really can't thrive without some changes....stressful as it may be, you'll get there.

Best of luck!

Lou said...

Your angel is looking forward to the trip;)

I have a good feeling for you.

Whitemist said...

Best of luck and prayers as well.
Having been a night manager (not a hiring one) and was friends with the manager, I would recommend people who seemed good and not others. That kept the hiring process out of the servers hands most nights. It was interesting the stories that were told tho...

Lori said...

WM- Faith gets me through all the time, everyday. Thanks for always lending me some inspiration, and most important, hope.

Rachel- I agree with you about everyone should be a server for one day. I heard Outback Steakhouse is very structured and strict. I currently waitress at a family owned steakhouse. Love it. I know in my heart that just as all these people feel like my extended family that wherever I work it will happen there too. That is the one thing I love about the restaurant business. The place becomes almost like your family. Right on about change being scary, but necessary. Thanks for the support.

Lou- My angel is pretty cool. Gently guides me and keeps me safe. Thanks for your well wishes.

Whitemist-Thank you. Oh, I can imagine the stories. Most restaurants are like a little Peyton Place. I would love to wait on you sometime. Have a great day.

Brother Frankie said...

go get um babe