it’s 12:04am. i left work at 9:30 tonight. since i got home i have been writing the tighten up newsletter. the tighten up is a monthly newsletter for employees of all the things they need to know to make our restaurant run better. this one is 4 pages. we need to tighten up the schedule, learn more about the ATM, there is new gift card procedure, and i want everyone pre-bussing tables a lot more. these are just a few of the points, but sometimes i wonder when i leave at 9:30 if they think i just come home and hang out. i usually work most of the time even when i’m not in the restaurant and sometimes it just wears me out. i’m desperately trying to get all my ducks in a row tonight so i can enjoy having 2 days off. monday i turn 42, and i don’t want to work monday for sure. i like work, it’s not that, it’s just that i like not working too. i love having whole days off. who doesn’t?
the photo above is the one we chose for 1st place of the pictures the students at sante fe took for the class project. there were lots of good photos and we’re giving out a few prizes for the ones we liked best.
so i had already worked on the tighten up news yesterday for a couple hours and i worked on it tonight for 2 more hours and then remembered that we’ve collected a bunch of emails for our customer newsletter. i’m not sure why we have a customer newsletter too, but i went ahead and sent out a quick note for that newsletter as well. i guess there are times when it’s good to have a couple hundred email addresses to promote events or whatever, but mostly i think the customers should just read the blog every day. ha.
here’s the second place photo, incidentally, taken by the same person:
it’s 12:18. i should go to bed. i am tired you know. but it’s like i am emptying out my brain here so i can sleep good.
thanks to Kina, for the mention now twice in her blog. i only have a handful of sites i check daily and hers is one. she runs a pizza shop in oregon and so we are leading parallel lives, or so it seems at times. we have similar philosophies about work and employees. she’s got a great blog worth following if you’ve got the time.
and in third place:
it’s 12:24. good night. thanks for checking in. come see us. dress warmly.