Quick: How do you get a slovenly, lazy, pain-in-the-ass restaurant employee to move on without having to fire him/her? Slowly or not so slowly reduce their days on the schedule. Sit back, wait a few weeks, and voila–bye bye! No pain, no harm, no foul.
Thus, I was somewhat shocked when I found my schedule shortened this week. Without requesting it, I am off tomorrow and Friday in addition to being off as I normally am this weekend. I am also off next Friday ( I had requested that Friday off). Sure, take Valentine’s Day off, too. Uh oh.
I mean, UH OH.
Now, I am pretty sure I have done the best I could these past few months covering for one employee who was on leave while I took on and built up the private dining program, never mind stepping in at the door as a host or pseudo maitre d’ as needed.
I am pretty sure my GM is mostly happy with my job performance. I am sort of sure he is just being nice and letting me have a breather. I am not at all sure he knows I am only kidding about my idle threat to move to the Keys and pour coffee and scramble eggs (as oddly appealing as that sounds). Duh, of course it’s all fine! No worries. What am I thinking?
What was he thinking?
Meanwhile, show me the beach. 😉