Some people are just a waste of perfectly good oxygen…

…like most of my second and third shift employees. Since my food cost is so fucking high, I have been spending an inordinate amount of time checking tickets. EVERY ticket that comes through the place. Normally I would just go through and make sure that none were missing, and maybe check about five from each waitress. Since there is so much waste going on, I needed to start going through them with a fine tooth comb. I was there until after midnight last night.

My third shift is pretty slow right now. VERY slow. There’s nothing here in town to keep people awake after 9PM or so, not even a grocery store or any other places, so it is pretty dead. About 10:30PM or so, my entire third shift decided to sit their happy asses down at the low counter and take a break. This is only about an hour and a half since the start of the shift, so it’s not like everyone was exhausted from the five customers they had waited on. We have assigned cleaning, and prep work, and plenty of shit to do. Any we don’t sit down in the customer area while on the clock. I guess they must have forgotten that I was there, or maybe they are as fucking stupid as I think they are.

I decided to clock their asses out until they got back up. Hell, about 11PM or so I got tired of waiting, leaned out from the back room and asked if they had finished their assigned cleaning. My cook says brilliantly “What?”. I explained that they don’t get paid while sitting at my low counter and they need to get their stuff taken care of. They were up and working at least until I left about and hour later. I’m sure that they sat their asses back down once that happened.

I went by this afternoon briefly to speak with my boss, and the ONE extra thing that I had assigned my cook did not get done. I can’t wait for the holidays to be over so that I can get rid of the rest of these ass clowns.