Well That Didn’t Go Exactly As Planned…

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Work tonight didn’t go as expected. Normally, Sundays are the least busy day of the week. Tonight was definitely the exception. Elliott and Kyle (the people that worked before Kim and I) must not have done anything at all either, because we had so much stuff left over that they were supposed to do. Either Kyle didn’t cut any bread, or it was just not marked down. Dressings weren’t filled and dishes were still left over. Add that all on top of a steady stream of customers – definitely unusual for a Sunday – and you have tonight, with Kim and myself working our butts off to get everything done.

Basically, here’s how it went. I handled almost all the customers from start to finish (from making the sub, to catching it at the other end, to ringing in the purchase), while Kim did everything else that needed to be done. In one sense I did get a lot of training as supervisor, because I rang in probably about 95% of the purchases during the evening. Unfortunately, I was also expecting to be taught how to count and separate the money at the end of the night, as well as get a refresher on how to shut down the computer. I didn’t really get that because I was finishing up everything else as Kim was counting cash. Anyways, we were only about 20 minutes late, which wasn’t too bad considering all we had to do. Of course, we left a few things for Paul in the morning, about which he probably won’t be happy, but I guess that’s just too bad for him. It was either we cut tomatoes and mushrooms and make tuna and get paid extra, or leave it for him to do. It shouldn’t take him too long to do that, plus he has help in the morning anyways, so I hope that goes over alright with him. At any rate, he’s not going to fire Kim, the longest-working supervisor on night staff, or myself, the person he just promoted to supervisor and the fourth longest-working night staff member.

So tonight was an interesting night. I’m dead tired, and strangely I’m not in a bad mood at all. Maybe I’m just too spaced out to feel it or something. Or it might be the caffeine from the coffee I just drank from Tim Horton’s. Yeah, that’s probably it.

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