Bullwinkle (aka Ding Dong) quit on Thursday. On one hand this is excellent news, on the other it blows.
The way the restaurant works is one person is the cook and the server. If it gets busy, Bagheera is the back up. She is also there to make pizza dough, prep, clean, and generally work like a rented mule. BUT! she needs time off just like the rest of us. Speedy Gonzales and I don’t call her unless we absolutely have to. Bullwinkle was completely useless and needed constant supervision. Bagheera
beat a dead horse trained her all winter, hoping that she would be able to step up and actually work a shift on her own this summer. I insisted that if Bagheera had to work with Bullwinkle for her entire shift, it would be easier to get rid of her. I mean, why pay someone when you have to do their work.
As soon as Bagheera stopped coddling Bullwinkle and got after her for not working, she quit. Everyone thought she was so sweet, but I caught her in several lies and nailed her as a manipulator. I’m a manipulator, so I know one when I see one. Bullwinkle didn’t like me at all because she knew I was on to her and I wasn’t going to take any of her shit. This chick was dumb, dumber than dumb, and she turned everything into a crisis and high drama. I don’t play those games. I tell you to up your meds, get your shit together and get to work. She wanted to waste time telling everyone how stressed she was after cooking a hamburger and reap the attention and sympathy while Bagheera cleaned up the kitchen and dining room. Fuck that shit.
So now we are short staffed, and that blows, but it means I can pick up extra shifts and make more money. ‘Tis the season for making money, and you can’t bitch about that.