Not bad, as first days go

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?

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responses to “Not bad, as first days go” 8

  1. Hey there,

    Thanks for stopping by my site! Sounds like your going to have a great job. I was an assistant manager at a very busy restaurant for seven years and I loved it!! I only gave it up because I lost my babysitter.

    Good luck!

  2. Good luck with your new job!

    As for Lent, I’m not really fasting. Instead, I’m going to do a lot of praying.

  3. Michael, that’s a good one but a very difficult one to give up on my end. I haven’t been home in 18 months so there are a lot of ‘welcome back’ parties I’ve to go to. hehehe I know I know it’s a lame excuse!

    Well Maria, you really beat me on that one. I can’t say I would see myself doing that in the near future. Not that I’m against it. I still pray. But it’s more like a conversation in my mind rather than kneeling down and praying. *sigh* I’m a baaaad person.

  4. Ahh, it’s a lent season again. I haven’t gone to church for about 6 months now.. I think I’ll give up drinking. 😉

    Anyway, nice blog. Hope you don’t disappoint yourself again. 🙂

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