Sunday, March 9, 2014

Getting the word out.

What are your restaurant's methods for garnering attention? How do they advertise?
For my readers that aren't servers (to begin with or anymore), what's the best publicity stunt you've seen from a restaurant?

On the other hand, I had a lady send back a vodka penne dish because she didn't realize there would be vodka in it and she doesn't drink. Eye roll eye roll eye roll.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Snowed in.

So, we've been having a lot of snow lately. Yes, I know you are all shocked and confused.
Yesterday, we were were supposed to get 8-10, but it stopped about 10am and was maybe... 3-4. Nevertheless, I live in more of a backwoods area and on the lucky chance that the roads get plowed, we have a private contractor that does the driveway. It didn't seem too bad, until I went out for the mail and slipped in the road on ice, then tried to get my car out and was stuck.

I called them and told them I just didn't feel comfortable driving, and even if I did, they wouldn't see me until 7pm if I shoveled my driveway. The host told me 'the other girl already called out, we have no one. do you want to talk to the boss?' ...sure?
Boss: "Hello?"
Me: "I don't know why he wanted me to talk to you. I'm going to tell you the same thing I told him."
Boss: "Well, we don't have anyone."
Me: "Well... that's not my fault, but I can't drive."

He has a big car and came to get me, but were they really expecting me to risk my life driving on ice because someone else called out? Why can she call out and not me?
Come to find out, they had a day-shift girl stay with me, and one was willing to stay and close.
So not only did I not need to come in, I had maybe 6 tables from 2-7pm. I honestly wanted to cry, I am so tired of this snow and this job.

However, the cook/owner that had come to pick me up came back on his night off in order to take me home. It's confusing that half these people I would trust with my life, while the other would throw me under the bus.