These are true stories of my experiences as a waitress.
I know that most of my stories are about crazy customers or annoying coworkers with a small side of pleasant stories, but that’s because it’s the entertaining stuff. No one wants to know about my normal tables… “I waited on a family of four that didnt complain, didn’t say much, tipped 15%, and left”… boring, right?
I honestly am super grateful for my job; I make more than in any other part-time job, it’s flexible enough for me to still be a full-time student and be able to focus on school, and I work with some awesome people. The good does outway the bad most of the time. I’ve also formed so many friendships, not just with coworkers, but also with guests that I’ve been able to talk to for more than a few minutes.
However, this is a question for all my fellow servers: How do you balance your social life? Do you even have one?
I literally work every single friday or saturday night unless I have something EXTREMELY important going on. Fridays and Saturdays are when I make the big bucks, OBVIOUSLY. Having those shifts means having probably $200 more, whereas a monday and tuesday night would probably bring in about half that or more. Fridays and Saturdays are also when ALL of my friends have the night off to go out and have fun. Taking off a friday or saturday means I have atleast a hundred dollars less than normal, which a lot of people don’t understand. Most of my friends have normal jobs with normal hours. It’s rare that I get to partake in this. I also work extremely late because I’m one of the few people that doesn’t want to be cut first at work. I try to milk out as much as I can out of each shift…. It’s not like there’s much to do once I’ve gotten out “early”… meaning like 11pm… I might as well stay as much as I can and try to make any extra cash possible.
I also have NO time for dating, much less time to even meet anyone to date. Any spare time I have outside of work and school is probably spent with family. How does everyone else find a balance? I don’t want my last year in school to float away with only memories of work and homework… Once I graduate, I plan on finding a job in my career field, so there won’t be play time then either :(
What do all of you do to relax or unwind? Because as this blog’s name suggests, I’m starting to go insane.