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Hit the road, Jack

I got hired at this Pastry Cafe/Taco Lounge on Friday within five minutes of meeting the owner. Said owner and his wife left for the weekend and spent a total of maybe 10 minutes in their presence.

I busted my ass for three days by busing tables, serving food, making endless pots of coffee, folded utensils into napkins, filling water glasses, getting ice, folding boxes, etc. I did EVERYTHING.

I had two days off and I was about to start my shift at 7:00 a.m. today when the owner said, "We no longer need you. You didn't make the cut." The worst part was he made the hand gesture across his neck to say, "You're dead" or whatever you want to call it. Needless to say, I'm super annoyed at how it all went down and the fact that these people treat their customers nicer than their employees.

I want to say that I was grateful but I can't be. I just hope that if I ever own a business that I NEVER end up like that.

I guess the more I thought about it, I really hated the job but making some money far outweighed anything else.


Feb. 25th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Thanks for the support. It was a blessing in disguise. At the same time, I never want to leave with a bad experience or the essential bad taste in your mouth. They managed to burn two bridges with me.
Feb. 25th, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
I definitely hear you. I had an experience like that, and I think to think of it this way: were it not for the bad taste in my mouth, would I have ever left? After how long?

Sometimes those experiences are just meant to happen. I hope that's the case with you! :]
Feb. 25th, 2011 07:44 am (UTC)
That's nice of you to say. I appreciate it. :) Luckily, I've received an order to make a pie and maybe something else in the works.

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