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Are y'all ready for the most redundant, least exciting recap I have ever done?
As soon as I
woke up got my butt out of bed I made my way downstairs, made coffee, stuffed a couple of cinnamon crescent rolls in my mouth, & sat down so I could continue working on a lit review for my online class. Group projects are already the worst. Even worse is when it's a group project for an online class. Even worse still is when no one in your group can communicate. I sat down & worked on that for about an hour until I got bored distracted & decided to start responding to blog comments as well as reading blogs...and starting this post. I've said it on here before but I'm a procrastinator to the core. If anyone knows how to make this stop please let me know & I'll work on solving that...later of course. I did eventually get back to working on the lit review once all blogs had been read & commented on. If I didn't have to use two different gmail accounts in order to blog & work on the paper I could have done them at the same time...
That evening brought work. I don't normally work Fridays. In fact when I started I was told that we had a set schedule so that there would be no questions as to when we worked & not knowing until the last minute. Because of this I didn't find it as annoying that our schedules wouldn't get posted until Wednesday, even though they're supposed to be done on Sunday & our schedules run Thur-Wed. That's not a problem when you already know exactly what days/times you work because the schedule is set. However, this Wed when the schedule went up everyone's schedule had changed. I normally have Tuesdays off for class & then Fridays/Sundays off just because I wasn't scheduled. This time I was scheduled Thur-Mon. I'm pretty sure I only got the Wed off because I had requested it off... This suddenly meant that everything I had planned on getting & Sunday had to be put off/cancelled. This meant I couldn't meet up with my friend to start working on an assignment for our other class. This meant I couldn't go the the football game at my old job. This meant I couldn't go out & talk to businesses about getting a new job because of what times they want people to come in & when I needed to be at work. This better mean that I actually start making more in tips...
I made decent money, and I'm going to tell you exactly what I walked out of there with because what I consider a decent night at work is sad. I walked out with $88. That is the second highest amount I've ever walked out of there with. I did the math & in order to pay all my bills I need to make at least $95/night...and that's not having any fun & doesn't take into account that when I move in February I'll need an additional $150 month for rent/utilities. I'm still applying places, & also praying that it picks up where I currently work. I'm not asking for a lot. $600-800/week would pay all my bills and allow for some fun/savings.
In other news, I "lost" my keys after work. They somehow got put into a pocket I never put them into & didn't even know really existed. So of course when I couldn't find them immediately panic set in which made it even harder for me to find them. It didn't help that it was 2:30-3 in the morning... so I called AAA hoping they were locked in my car...they weren't going to be there until 4 am. I called my roommate to unlock the house so that if they weren't in my car I could still get in if I got an Uber home. He said he'd just come bring me my spare set. So I sat at work & dug through my purse one more time...and there they were. Luckily my roommate hadn't left yet & was awake when I called.
Saturday was rather uneventful. I had plans on waking up at 8, but after not getting home until nearly 4 am I reset the alarm for 10. I reluctantly woke up & made a pot of coffee to help me get through the day. I finished the rough draft version of my lit review for class & then got ready for work. Since I started at 4 I was mentally preparing to convince someone to switch cuts with me so that I could stay until close because I need the money. Lucky for me, no one got cut so I just got to stay until close. Before we were all on we rotated tables & stayed relatively busy. Once all of the servers had showed up though we were put into sections & mine wasn't a super popular one so I spent a fair amount of time running other people's food. I had a table here & there but nothing crazy. At one point though I got a 35 top party & that lasted me pretty much the rest of the night. Once they left I had enough tables to keep me busy until we finally closed at 2. I made more than I ever have in the month that I've worked there. It still wasn't anything crazy, $120 after tip outs, but it made me happy that I actually made some money there for once. Because we had been super busy I didn't get home until nearly 4 am again.
I didn't even pretend I was going to get up at 8. I had my alarm set for 10, plans for brunch with friends at noon, & work at 2. I had the worse sinus headache ever when I woke up. It took nearly everything to even get through a shower. Between the allergy medicine & the hot shower I luckily started to feel better. I met up with my friends/former co-workers for brunch at Cafe Brazil. While at brunch I got a call from work saying that it was extremely slow so I didn't need to come in. I was a little let down because money, but mostly not let down because I had two back to back late nights, I got to spend more time with my friends, & I was able to get stuff done as well as relax. I had one nail peel at work on Saturday so I peeled the rest of them off & repainted my nails, looked into school districts to apply to at semester/next year, went grocery shopping, & just relaxed at home. That evening I got a phone call for a job interview at a different restaurant. Fingers crossed I get it!!