Monday, April 18, 2011

Goodbye hostility.

So most of you know I was offered a new job!! GOO MEE!!!
I was really hoping I could start this new job while keeping my old one, but its not looking like that is going to happen.
I was really REALLY hoping that if I did have to leave it would atleast be on a good note... that probably won't happen either.

It seems that most everyone in the bar has taken to ganging up on me, its like people's true colors don't show through till the very end. I'm pretty hurt by this, I have put a lot into that bar, not only a lot of hours, and a lot of months, but a lot of myself. I have thought about nothing but trying to get that bar back on its feet since I started... I love that place, I'm sad to leave because I feel like it has become apart of me.
I really thing a lot of it has to do with jealousy. They are all still stuck there, in a dying bar, making no money. I just don't understand, because if they wanted too, they could all go out and get a new job. Its just that none of them seem to be trying. I am glad to be leaving that hostile environment, glad that I won't be publicly ridiculed by my "boss". And really glad that I will get a paycheck on time every week.

But with bad always comes good. I'm looking up to the future,to starting at a new bar. This place is thriving and I am excited to start working, earning and saving!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Things are looking up :]

You are looking at the newest cocktail server of [insert popular local joint here]!!!
I am so excited, I thought my interview was one of the worst I have ever done, the other girls there were running circles around me with all their previous expirience. I am hoping to eventually be promoted within and move up to the Bar in the next year or two, until then I am going to try and hold on to my other job.
This will be so great for Auston and I financially!!

I am terrified, because I have never served before, I have spent my time mostly behind the bar. We'll see though, and this really will open up some more doors as far as what I can do and how far I can go.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday Miracles!

I woke up yesterday slightly annoyed, I had to fill in for a girl at the bar and I know how slow Mondays can be. The last time I filled in for her I didn't make a dollar. On top of it all Monday is th 3-midnight shift.

So I get there and it is just as I feared... dead. And it stayed dead until a little after 11:30 pm. A few people had arrived here and there beforehand to watch th Championship Basketball game (Poor Butler :( ) but it wasn't anything magnificent, if anything I was going home with maybe $30. All of a sudden one of my regulars started buying rounds, and it was as if the people in the town could smell free alcohol and fifteen other people came in between 11:30 and 12:00! All of a sudden I was on my toes, running around serving the bar, and completely ecstatic that my day hadn't been a waste! With this big of a crowd I was sure to go home with atleast $100. I called my manager to make sure it was okay for me to stay open late, because we normally close at twelve on Mondays. Thank God she approved.

The guy who was buying rounds ended up with a $160 bar tab, which he then tipped me $140!!!

One Hundred-fourty DOLLARS.

I almost died!

I ended up going home with a little more than that, With that and the money Auston made moving tile yesterday ($140) we are at a pretty little head start for thin month and our bills. I have 3 of our five paid for!!! (plus some extra to put towards groceries!)

This also makes it so I can just take all day thursday off for my sisters field trip, which I was really wanting to do.

I don't know why God was smiling down on me so hard yesterday, but I'm glad he was.

Friday, April 1, 2011

I survived March.

Hello April!

Somehow we managed to make it through March, I'm still trying to figure out exactly how we managed! We had some help from my mom, she sent us and extra $110 to put towards rent, and that was so helpful.
I try not to let her know we are struggling because if she does then I know she will go out of her way to help. She isn't exactly rolling in the dough, so I feel bad taking away from her expenses.

In April I hope to get a second job, my hours are being cut in May and we are barley getting by as it is! Auston will also be starting school up again in the summer semester so that means school fees for books and such! A second job is very much needed.
I have also been trying to find ways to earn extra cash on the side, so far that has been going no where fast. I joined Swagbucks but I'm having a really hard time getting the hang of it and earning points, its a little discouraging...

I will try and stay optimistic!

Goals for April:

  • Get all bills paid on time
  • Sell atleast one item
  • Save $50.00 ( I know its not a lot, but as we are just barley getting by, thats all that is reasonable!)
  • Find a second job
  • No dining out until all the bills are paid
  • Find more free things to do in our area