Nothing Else Today…

I’m feeling pretty blah tonight. Very tired. I ended up staying late last night when I went in for the shift change so didn’t go to bed until after midnight.

It still looks like I will be picking up the three stores at some point soon but I have no idea when. I am just sort of playing it by ear right now and doing my job.

Tomorrow is going to be a pretty long day. I am slightly shorthanded due to one of my cooks being accused of sexual harassment. I’ve pulled him off of his shift and the only time he is going to be able to work for awhile is if I am there at least until the investigation. Even after that he may need to go somewhere else, I just don’t think I have anyone on the night shift that will work with him should the company decide to keep him. That’s a decision I pretty much have no control over right now.

My other night shift cook had his Aunt pass away today. He was calling to let me know, and that he would still be at work tonight but has to leave for Florida at five AM. I told him I appreciated it and am getting ready to go to bed. It takes me awhile to wake up so if I have to be there by 4:30 I need to get up by 3 or so. I’m pretty tired and boring tonight anyway so sleeping shouldn’t be a problem.

Sorry about the lack of anything cool over the last two days. Maybe I will talk about the time I duct taped my children into a trash barrel and rolled them into traffic some other evening.

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  • raising the minimum wage also makes the price of goods rise. if they had raised the minimum wage, you can bet your butt all the stuff in the grocery store would cost about a dollar more.
    on a side note, did you know congress just approved themselves another pay raise a few weeks ago? that means their slaries have increased by 35,000 since 1997. they haven’t done a damn thing lately. in my line of work, that usually calls for one of two things 1)termination
    2)pay DECREASE
    …but i guess maybe things out in the real world would run that way if we all got to vote on when our salaries were increased.
    who would say no?

  • Yeah, I think that I read about the pay increase recently. I actually pretty well insulate myself from the world and only catch up on the news on my days off, or while I am on vacation.
    My job is the same way. I get payed based on execution of plans, and getting results. If we paid congress what they are worth based on that scale, they would be making somewhere in the vicinity of 2.65/hr which is about what I pay my waitresses.
    If my payroll costs went up by, oh, say 41% (the amount that they proposed for minimum wage) we would end up absorbing some of that, but I could almost guarantee an increase of at least 3-5% in my menu prices, as well as those of EVERY SINGLE RESTAURANT in the country. It is a pain in the ass to have to pay more for gas right now, but I kind of feel like that is just now starting to catch up to inflation. Gas prices are still behind the eight ball. We would be paying upwards of $5 per gallon if it had kept up the last 26 years. If I had to pay more for gas AND everything else, I don’t know what the hell I would do. Some months I feel that I am barely getting by, and my pay would not be affected one little bit by the minimum wage increase even if it had passed.

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