I drove into the parking lot, and quickly realised that I didn’t know where the staff parking lot was. So I decided to play dumb and park right near the door. Heck, I knew it wasn’t going to be busy so my parking right beside the pay machine wasn’t going to upset any guests. I also played dumb while I walked in the front door and asked for my new manager, Calvin1, who was in a meeting. After giving me some reading material, he went back to his meeting. Corey1, my trainer, came in soon after I finished most of the bar manual and started going over the whole book with me. In between paragraphs, we served one french-canadien who was hoping to watch the montreal v senators hockey match. There wasn’t much to the shift. I didn’t learn much that I didn’t know already. I also taught my trainer a few things, which made me feel good that I’m going to be his manager in a few weeks.
Right, so I didn’t want to say anything before I worked my first shift but I am going to be a Junior Restaurant Manager at a brand new Bar & Bistro in a refurbished hotel in Toronto North. The purpose of my training is to get me familiar with the comings and goings of the operation of the bar & bistro and cafe. I’m excited. But I’m a little nervous. The last time I was a manager, I behaved like a child when things didn’t go my way. (I’m Monica remember) And I would really like to prove (to myself, more than anyone else) that I am more than that. That I am better than that.
I was given a day off today and I’m so thankful, because I feel like death. But I’m still going to get in the shower now and grab my camera and get some good photos of all this snow that fell overnight.
In relation to my post from yesterday: I’m still interested to know what you guys are giving up for lent?