What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. If this keeps up, Ima be Hercules.
First, I’m on a long stretch of work because I asked for Sunday off.
In the midst of my long stretch, my one cook went to her Grandpa’s funeral in Minnesota. Understandable. My second cook’s carpal tunnel flared up and she was told to not work for a week. Doctor’s orders.
My backup cook is in school and declined to come in on her day off.
So I cooked.
I. Don’t. Cook.
Really, all I have to do is stick stuff in the microwave or oven. I have very clear directions printed out. I have a proofer to keep things warm while I wait to serve. Piece of cake.
“I don’t even cook for my family!” I told my front desk agent who volunteered to do dishes.
By the end of the third night, I was the first person in line at our bar. I needed vodka. My front desk agent had called off as well, so I was short a cook AND a checker-inner.
He wouldn’t serve me.
It’s a good thing, I suppose. My cook will come back eventually, and I’d like to keep my job. My front office supe worked a double to cover the desk, and I managed to make it through one more night of cooking while still managing the hotel.
Never a dull moment.
In somewhat exciting news (?), I’ll be working at my old hotel on Friday, the day the Cards come home for their first game of the play off series! I’m a bit torn. I love the idea of going back to the crazy busy hotel that I loved – as a manager. But the idea that the GM there feels she needs help from other hotels since she’s short an Assistant GM and has only 4 now, drives me insane. Why she expects us to run with only one AGM so she can have 5, is beyond me. And she’s not afraid to show her displeasure when we “less important” hotels tell her we aren’t able to help.
So we’re playing nice. I am looking forward to it. Mainly because she’s usually off on Fridays, and I’ll get to see all my old friends. And deep down, I feel a little satisfaction knowing her hotel is struggling with service scores, and she’s desperate to improve them. Perhaps someday she’ll realize it all stems from her management skills. Or lack there of.
And maybe she won’t. Which is cool by me. Makes my hotel look even better…