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Monday, June 27, 2011

Worn Out Weekend

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This weekend seriously made me wish I could ALWAYS have weekends off!

Thursday night and Friday night I could NOT sleep.  I had to be to work at 6:30 on Friday morning and 5:45 on Saturday morning (I opened) and the lack of sleep was a killer.

Opening on Saturday was not good.  Any other time I've opened there's always been a cook already there to let me in because cooks typically arrive at 5:30.  Well, I was going off a 4 hours of sleep (I fell asleep around 7 but woke up at 11 and then tossed and turned the rest of the night) and when I showed up to work a few minutes before 5:45 I knew something was wrong.  Jake, one of our cooks, was standing outside.  When I got out of my car I asked what he was doing and he said he was scheduled at 6 but that the opening cook wasn't there.  Neither of us had looked at the schedule so we didn't know who was supposed to be opening.  Jake tried calling the store manager, Randy, who didn't answer.  Then we proceeded to call anyone we could think of that would have a key or knew how to get us a key.  FINALLY, Jake calls Allie, one of the other managers and the one who writes the schedule.  And she tells him that he's the opening cook but that she scheduled him at 6 so he could sleep longer.  Um.  What?  Which meant that I was supposed to be the opener and I was supposed to have keys to open the door but I of course didn't because why would I ever think I'd have to?  Randy finally called back and at 10 minutes after 6 (10 minutes after we should have already been open) we finally got in.

I didn't end up letting customers in until 6:30 because the grills weren't hot enough to cook on ANYWAY and I had nothing done.  It was horrible, the minute I opened the doors I had customers and it went that was for half an hour.  By the time the 7 o'clock server arrived I was DYING.

Luckily I ended up getting cut early that day and I spent the rest of Saturday absolutely exhausted and sick feeling from the 3 caffeine pills that I decided to take on an empty stomach.  Oops.

Sunday was a typical Sunday.  I made really good tips but left work dripping sweat.  Totally gross.  Not sure if it's worth it or not.

Needless to say I'm a tad bit tired.  Today is day 6 out of a 7 day streak for me and I'm already wishing I had another 4 days off instead of 2!  But it's looking like my two days off this week are supposed to be nice out so hopefully I'll be getting some pool time in!

How's everyone else today?

P.S. I'm also guest posting over on Vicki's blog today so please go check it out!

32 wonderful thoughts:

Ang

that sounds awful! ugh - isn't it the worst having to rely on other people? If only you could just rule the world... life would be easier AND you'd get your 4 days off! LOL... oh to rule the world!!!

Layla

Horrible scheduling! Sorry your Saturday sucked so much, hopefully that manager won't make that mistake again!

Alli

Oh honey I'm sorry! What a tough Saturday. I can't imagine going on such little sleep and sometimes it's just impossible to go to bed or you feel bad in the morning. :(

Glad Sunday was at least a little bit better.

May the next couple of days get much better for you!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

aaaw sorry to hear about such a situation! Hope you have a better week! xo

Morgan

sending some strength your way.
i'm sleepy too
:)

Mrs. C

I used to work in a nightclub and totally understand! Hope you can relax a little during the week!

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Dancing Branflake

I give you so many props for being a server. It's such a beast! But you just plow through it and I really admire you for that.

Diana Mieczan

Ohh that doesnt sound too good..Im so sorry, sweetie. I hope you will get some rest soon:) Muah

Ps: I’m hosting a beautiful pillow GIVEAWAY today! I bet you’ll love it!

Erika

I am sleep deprived right now too & it stinks. I couldn't sleep for no good reason last night. Bleh.

I hope you caught up :)

The Blonde Duck

Be careful about what you take on an empty tummy! You don't want to be sick! :(

Kristin

WHEW lady...You need a break. I'm exhausted too. Just came off a week of dealing with the stomach flu for both le toddler and myself.

Meghan

That sounds like a stressful few days, girl! I hope you get some R&R soon. You definitely deserve it!

Kristin H

Adorable cat photo!! No sleep here either... had my girlfriends visiting from abroad and it was just way to much fun:) Have a lovely evening!

Crazy Little World Of Mine

Sorry, this sounds bad girl. Similar to what I went through last year with work and all. :(
Sending you strength and positive vibes over!!!

xoxo

Jessie Szmanda

Sending you energy!! I've missed all my blogger friends, hope all is well!

Claire

i'm not sure i want to tell you what a great weekend i had. Yours sounds pants. I always make sure who ever is opening the shop knows that they are opening the shop, i mean people arent mind readers are they!

giaghani

eek! that sounds so rough, I'm so sorry! Those couple of days off will be SO worth it for you! I wish I could send you like... an iced latte with an extra shot or something!

la petite coquine

Oh sweetheart, I'm so sorry-what a rough weekend! Here's to getting some sleep and enjoying time by the pool!

Deidre

Wow - I hate when things like that happen.

I am hosting a handmade (by me!) giveaway over at my blog - come check it out.

And also, hope you get lots of sleep soon.

The Favour Shoppe

Ugh!! totally sucks! Hope that you are able to get some pool time on your days off!!!

Amber Blue Bird

whew that does not sound like a pleasant weekend. I hope your days off are extra awesome.

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji

Ohh no! That sounds awful! I hope your thoroughly enjoy your two days off!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Sounds exhausting! I haven't had good sleep since my business trip. Sigh so tired...

xoxo,

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Oh to Be a Muse

i must say kudos to you, Krysten for sticking it out over the exhausting weekend. this is why i couldn't work in a restaurant. just be sure to really enjoy your days off!

Melina

Oh my goodness what an ordeal!! All I have to say is you better have GORGEOUS weather on your days off! Hoping the rest of your week is less chaotic!

xx Melina

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

Oh man! That sounds like such a rough work day!!!

Punctuation Mark

so sorry about Saturday... that really sucked!!! here's to a good week!!!

Sandy a la Mode

dang that sounds horrible!! :( hope you get some more rest soon! i am working 4 12 hour shifts and just started my second shift, boo!!

Vanessa

That all sounds so frustrating! Here's hoping you can catch some rest time soon.

Charis

Thank goodness I don't have to go in that early, I'd never make it! Tips at our plsce aren't so great at the moment & our hours are being cut... it's a bit of a struggle x

Charlotte

Awwww, sorry to hear that things at work have been so crazy lately. Talk about bad scheduling! Hope you enjoy some much-needed time off!

samnhal

That sounds seriously awful! That's crazy that you had customers there at 6 in the morning. I totally don't even want to eat that early in the morning.