Jan 4, 2010

FREEDOM

In other words, I am off for two whole days! The holiday week was brutal. We actually had a line out the door on Christmas Day...Repeat scenario on New Years Day morning. I feel like someone has mentally beat me up. I all out of personality thank you very much. For the most part the customers were very gracious and patient. It's your co-worker who can make you insane. I work with all women. We women know how viscous we can be. Well, throw in tired, overworked and underpaid and put us all together. Due to the crappy economy, we are fighting over tables, no holds barred. Many girls will say that so and so is their "regular" because they know they are decent tippers. I always tell my favorite customers that if they would like me to wait on them, please request me at the door with the host/hostess. That way there is no dispute. It also makes certain guests uncomfortable because they get put in a postion with two waitress'ss in their face saying "Don't you want to sit in my station"...That is very unprofessional. I still have customers that I stay in touch with from the steakhouse in Ga. We talk via facebook. A decent customer is a treasure.

So today shall be my pajama/catching up day. There are blogs I must visit. Dishes to wash and dinner to make. I enjoy my blog reading and feel slight withdrawal if I don't read and catch up. So I am going to start now and hit my favorite blogs and see what you all have been up to this last week. I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday. I hope you were all with the ones you love or at the least, loved the ones you were with. Peace!

6 comments:

Whitemist said...

Glad you get a day off. We usually do not request a waitress, but they give us the same one(s) any way cause we will tip outside the "norm".

Lori said...

Whitemist-You strike me as someone who would appreciate a good meal with good service. Mind you I am only working at Denny's, but I have done fine dining as well. Some people have zippo palate. They are the people who put ketchup on a perfect steak. Ugh. Or order Prime Rib well done..

the walking man said...

Rest up kiddo and sharpen the claws if that's what the environment calls for.

Lou said...

That is bad to hear about people being pitted against each other. And it would make me feel uncomfortable. I always let my husband figure the tip, because he is the generous one. That takes it out of my hands!

Enjoy yourself, dear.

Whitemist said...

If you can believe it, a diner works well for me, but i like to be adventurous with food. And I am not above going to IHOP or Dennies, lol.

Lori said...

WM- They are quite sharp thank you very much. I am much more subtle. We have a term we use..Door whore-implies a server who stands near the front door to grab the "good" customers..

Lou- That is my point. What customer wants to be put in that position?

Whitemist- Well if you are in Baltimore and coming to Denny's, please request me, lol....Some diners have the best food...