Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ding Ding Ding

And in this corner we have the feather-weight champ burnedoutw8ress!

Just a little comedic entry into what this post will be about. So it was Friday night at work when I was almost forced to "put up my dukes". I should probably mention I'm not that much of a figher. I've actually only been involved in 2 fistfights my entire life, oh and I lost both of them. I'm more of a lover than a fighter, to put it simply: I am a weinee who's mouth can't be backed up by my fists.

We all know that Friday was my last day of school. Well my fellow employees know this as well. Of course they're excited for me. My bosses even know too. That being said, I am not currently looking for employment. I still have to complete my externship to qualify for my degree.

As I was wiping down the tables Friday night I overheard a conversation between 2 of the servers. We'll call them A and B. Server A was telling server B that "when the new girls starts she can have some of my shifts". I knew where this was going, so I said to server A, "what new girl"?

server A: well you'll be leaving soon and they'll have to hire someone to take over your shifts.

me: Um I haven't even started looking for a job and I'd appreciate it if you didn't talk about that kinda stuff because if they(the bosses) overhear it all kind of shit is gonna get started. that's how rumors start and I don't want to be called into the office for shit.

Server A starts to flip out! She's swearing and saying she's 40 years old and she'll say anything she wants, and blah blah blah. That's when she says to me, sweet and innocent burnedoutw8ress, "go fuck yourself"!

Well what the hell is this all about I ask myself. I've never seen this server get like this before. I don't think I came across rude or anything. I'm just trying to protect my own ass from a whipping. My bosses are immature like that. If they get the tiniest inkling that I am somehow going to screw them over they will react in some pretty disturbing ways. My shifts will slowly disappear, my section will become smaller, my shifts will be longer, etc. What is it with women?

After talking to a friend of mine who also works with us I think I may understand what's going on with server A. Not to boast on myself or anything like that but I think she may be a bit jealous. Jealous of the fact that there's a light at the end of my tunnel. Jealous that I will someday be getting out of this god forsaken job. Jealous that she infact will not. It seems silly to me but I guess it could be true.

I don't want to step on people's toes or hurt feelings. All I'm trying to do is better myself and get the hell out of the restaurant business before I end up killing someone. I absolutely hate conflicts and I hope by Monday server A has calmed down and we can work this out. We've always gotten along before and I don't want to have to walk around on egg shells. Isn't our job bad enough without having to fight amongst ourselves?

Just in case all doesn't go well does anyone have any boxing advice for me?


  1. Sheesh....the nerve of some people. Perhaps she will just forget about it. But if not, just remember when you go to hit her, put all your weight behind the swing so hurts bad (and you didn't hear that from me, k?)Haha

  2. Advice? Yeah, okay... hit 'em when they ain't lookin', then run.

    Oh, and don't pick fights with people you're mad at because emotions get in the way of strategy.

    Just remember that the only things we really have any control over are our own attitude and actions. Obviously Server A is trying to control something else. See how well THAT'S working?

    Another thing to remember... a professional told me this ..."you are not responsible for how other people feel." Conversely, others aren't responsible for how we feel.

    God, I hate it when others are right.

  3. Do you want to hire me to kick faces? I do that.

  4. It's funny, because as I was reading A's DRAMATIC overreaction, I immediately felt that she was reacting that way because of jealously.

    Oh, well..she's only 40 years old, so if she's not happy being a waitress then she can still do something (such as you have) to change her life, instead of wasting her time being envious, right?

    Yes, my boxing advice to you would be...

    ...throw a heavy cardboard BOX at her!


  5. You are wise indeed to recognize that hostility directed outwards is usually nothing more than a reflection of hostility directed inwards.

  6. keep your fists up protect your face, don't be scared, punch, and ya. I was a server once, and we had fun drama too.

  7. She def sounds jealous! Good for you for bettering yourself!

  8. Tie your hair back. Chicks always resort to hair pulling, and that HURTS.