Sunday, September 23, 2012
As you might have guessed I had a rough day... I had a double today so I was there from 1030 A.M. and I left at 9 P.M. I did this same shift last Sunday and it was totally fine, but today was just annoying as fuck. There is this girl I worked with when it was just me, her, and another girl on the floor. This girl will be called mini-brat (mini cuz she is like 4 feet tall and brat cuz its nicer than saying bitch everytime). The other girl I worked with is the one girl I work with that I absolutely love! She actually wants to work and we get along so great! We both don't usually have girl friends because of all the drama. We will call her Air Force (in case you didn't guess she was in the Air Force.) Alright so me and Air Force were running around doing our tables and were so confused why we all the sudden got so busy and were super fucking pissed because more and more tables kept showing up at our section and we hadn't sat them there. We finally got a second and realized that mini-brat was seating everyone in our section. We watched her greet another table of four and she started walking them to my section and I walked up and was like "Hey I am kind of full right now take them to your section." She just rolled her eyes and sat them in mine and I swear it took every ounce of will power I had not to just punch her in the face.
Luckily for me my manager W is amazing. He walked up to me and was like "Um BD are you really desperate for money? You should probably let mini-brat have some tables too..." After I explained that we hadn't been pulling tables but that mini-brat sat them all with us he was super mad, and it cracked my shit up. He was all, "Oh, hell no. Don't worry the next three tables that come in are hers." So that really made my day. :)
And another thing that just pissed me the fuck off was what she would say to my tables. She would sit them and be like "I don't know where your waitress is, she keeps running off so I can take your drink order and hopefully go find her soon." So my tables would start out with the opinion that I am just useless and were grumpy with me. Jokes on her though cuz I still made bank today.
Sorry....rant over. I was just quite pissed! But I made $170 today, and I think for ten hours of work on a Sunday that is fantastic!
Friday, September 21, 2012
At Hooters there are pretty much three different kinds of customers. Regulars, creeps, and average Joes.
Regulars- those people that make coming into work a lovely experience. I have a few regulars right now but there is one I absolutely love. He is an older man and is absolutely adorable. And so freaken sweet it kills me! He will come in and ask about my day/life and actually want to hear the answer! I know right, shocking! These people might not be your best tippers but they remind you that not everybody out there went to douche school.
Creeps- yes Hooters has creeps, as absolutely unbelievable as that may sound yes it happens. I had a table who honestly only spoke to my boobs, I get that I have a fantastic wrack but no matter how much you look your chances of touching them will not increase. Sorry but true. So to fix their creepiness I decided to be a bitch. I walked up to one guy and talked to his crotch for a while. The look on their faces was fucking priceless. I thought they would be mad until one started laughing and was like, "that was the most awesome thing I have ever seen!" I actually ended up having a blast with them once they realized I could dish it out as well as I could take it. Ended up getting $80 tip from them. Not bad at all.
Average Joes- self explanatory, people that frequent Hooters that neither help or hurt your job experience. Nothing bad but that's all I could think to describe it!
Ufc tomorrow!! Ahhhhh I am soo nervous. But hopefully I make some money!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
1. Nylons are the most loved and hated piece of clothing you own. You hate them cuz they make you look half oompa loompa but you love them cuz they suck everything in!
2. You will miss nail polish. No matter if your a nail polish addict like me or you don't paint your nails often you will miss it.
3. If you weren't great at getting rid of creeps before you will be an expert now. Now whenever someone stares at your chest you will automatically go oh sorry I forgot to tell you my name, its BD. And just stare them down, you both know they are busted but its a good way for him to save face.
4. You will spend obscene amounts of money on make up.
5. On days off you simply will not give two fucks what you look like.
6. You will think of it as a major treat to go out to eat and be served, and no matter how shitty the service you will ways tip awesome.
7. Anytime you hear people clapping you will automatically head towards them thinking its time to sing a song.
8. You will be able to go to the bathroom, fix hair/make up, and eat your meal in less than ten minutes. Five is more like it.
9. You will be super protective of your "good" pens and only give out your ugly colors to people.
10. You will be able to read people instantly, you will know if they want to talk or want you the eff away from them.
11. You will know the words to every pop song in the past 20 years.
12. You will know at least 6 ways to pretend you have boobs (sorry boys 90% of your hooters girls are either wearing a push up bra, padding, or wearing to bras to look like they have boobs)
13. You will use multiple bottles of hairspray a month. Minimum.
14. No matter how much you wash your clothes or shower you will always smell like ranch or wing sauce.
15. You will develop a fantastic fake cheerful voice to welcome people.
16. Your fake laugh will fool even yourself as being a real laugh sometimes.
I will post more as I think of em. :)
I have three sets of uniforms, and two black! Which is good because washing the uniform after every shift was getting so annoying, and there really wasn't a way to avoid it because you leave smelling like wings and have the newest trend of sauce all over you. Trust me, after working here for two weeks everything smells like wings. And my car is full of Hooters take out boxes and cups so I should probably hurry up and clean that up before wings start growing out of my car....yikes!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I was looking at the Google questions that lead people to my blog and I saw one that I figured I could answer on here. "Why is there such a high turnover at hooters?"
There are a few reasons for that. Mainly its because no one expects it to be as hard as it really is. There are a lot of tests to take, and you have so much shadowing to do. And really a lot of girls just want to be there to say they work at hooters. I had always heard the drama was a lot to deal with but it really has not been an issue at all so far. Hopefully no girls go crazy cuz I don't want to deal with that!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I am worried though because I found out today that tomorrow is dress up day (yes I found out a day before that its dress up day) and we have to dress up as first responders so I think that I am going to dress up as a police officer maybe? This is what I am picturing: black tutu, black t shirt, hand cuffs, police hat, and whatever other cheap stuff I can find. Either that or I might do Army and get some camo stuff. The other girls said get everything as cheap as possible because its not worth it to spend a ton because you wont get it back usually. So the goal is to not spend more than $20. We shall see how that goes.
I am off to bed now, so I can wake up in 10 hours and go find a costume and go back to work in 14 hours!
Welp I will let ya know how my first shift goes! Guess who will finally be making her own tips......THIS GIRL! :)
"Don't you worry that people..stare at you. You know cuz you work here and......well you know." No sir I do not know but thank you for trying to make me feel like an absolute skank-bag.
This was an actual conversation I had during my last training shift and I honestly do not understand the big deal. Yes we get stared at, yes most of us are good looking. But I wear less clothing out of work than working. I showed me grandmother my uniform and her exact words were, "Oh! Well jeez BD that's not bad! You wear shirts like that normally!" I am a girl. Who just so happens to have boobs...freaky coincidence there. Yes we get stared at when working but I get just as creeped on when I go to the grocery store in a t-shirt and shorts.
So, weird old man, yes it can be weird but can you blame me for actually making money from it? Models don't get criticized for making money from their looks? I don't hear athletes getting criticized for making money from their strength or agility.
Mini rant complete! Night world.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
<p>Tonight I had my third training shift at Hooters! Tonight I realized why people like being trainers....you get a girl to do all your work and you can just sit there and take the tips! Kinda ridic. But oh well it really was good because I got to figure out the computer more and how to interact with customers.
But I always thought people came into Hooters to talk to the girls but really none of the tables wanted to talk to us they acted like I was some major interruption, which is cool but surprising! I did talk to some other tables but mostly only tables of 2 or 1. It was good because I got more time to figure out the tables and what each kind of food looks like. That's what Ill be doing tonight, I am going at 6 to run food. Its a boxing fight night so it should be busy, I heard its not a good tip night because there really isn't a very high table turnover.
I don't know how much work I will have because even last night I would try and help by bringing food to tables and some girls would get all bitchy.
Oh! And I did get into it with a customer tonight! I was going to check on a table when I saw a guy at one of my tables had a picture up of a girls butt that worked here, couldn't have been mine cuz I was wearing orange and white and everyone else was wearing black. But its funny as I was telling my friend this story she interrupted and was like, "Oh god BD, what did you do to him??" Haha I guess one thing to know is I have a temper and I am very outspoken. If you make me mad or are just being plain rude I will def bitch you out. Life is too short to pretend! Anywho, here is the convo.
Me: "Um do you mind telling me whose butt that is?"
Dumb asshole: "Its....nobodys."
Me: "Uh huh. Well if I see you taking pictures or I see pictures out again I am going to have to ask you to leave."
Dumb asshole: "Haha you can't do that."
Me: "Watch me." Haha that shut him up!
I probably didnt handle that well because I don't think I have the power to do that but he thinks I do!
That's pretty much all that happened tonight I am off to the lake! I will probably study my menu test there too so I can pass and get on the floor after I pass my shop! Which I am now nervous for because I have to wait on our meanest manager and I heard she will be very difficult to try to fluster me so I will just have to smile right back.
Ta Ta for now!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Anywho, onto the actual night of training. Tonight was my host shadowing shift so I got there at 530 ready for things to get nuts. Yeah, they never did but I suppose thats good so I got more time to learn tables and yada yada. I did get to see firsthand how bitchy girls get when a table they think doesn't tip well sits with them. Seriously its completely rude. How the eff do they know that these people wont tip them good?! They could be flippin millionaires for all they know and she has to go and be bitch-zilla at the host because she did her job. Seriously annoying. Fine even if someone doesn't tip well there is nothing that you can do about it, they have to be sat with somebody! And honestly if your going to start out with that bad attitude I wouldnt tip your ass anyways. Sorry, mini rant over.
But it was exciting! A regualar I met on my Tuesday training shift came in tonight and before the hostess could take him to a table he pointed to me and was like I want to sit with Brooke. I was super stoked cuz hey maybe he will come back and sit with me? But I had to tell him I couldnt tonight because I am still training so he is going to come back next week to see me! Whoop whoop! His waitress was also a bitch about him cuz she said he looked like a wierdo because, in her words "he has super thick glasses and a big head" ummm okay? Karma kicked her ass though cuz when he was leaving he tried to hand me $20 for "being nice to him even though he wasnt my customer" and he had only tipped her $5, cuz she seriously would only go to the table to take his order then run off. I of course couldn't accept the tip yet but he said he will just add it to my tip next week! Yay! It pissed little miss priss off too cuz if she would have just had an open mind and sat with him he would have paid her well too. So yeah, karma rocks.
But honestly this shift was pretty pointless. I already knew where tables were, and I knew how to run food and drinks. And there was a portion that I followed a busboy..oh sorry a "staff member" (I guess you cant call them busboys) and I already knew how to clean my tables off and where to put dishes and all that fun stuff. Basically I figured out that my trainer Tuesday is a badass cuz I looked super duper prepared tonight which is lovely. So I just kinda stood around and sat people with the host then followed the staff member around then I sat and took my test and left! So only 3 hours there tonight but tomorrow is my Firday night 4 pm-11 pm ish shift so I should get to interact with some tables some more so we shall see how that goes.
Now I really gotta study for my menu test and then no more big tests! Well I will have a "shop" on Monday where I wait on a table made up of the manager and some Hooters Girls I believe. That shouldn't be too bad though.
P.S. I have always heard of a thing called Jumpstart where before each shift the manager inspects uniforms, and tells specials, and you play games to see who gets what section but they apparently don't do that anymore. The manager picks what section you get now. I feel like that could be good and bad, the manager could more easily play favorites now. But oh well I will update you after tomorrows shift!
Does Dos XX
Many Metal Bud Light
Lunges Land Shark
Charlie Corona Lite
Bought Bud Light Lime
Before Bud Light Platnum
Morning Miller Lite Metal
Like I said, don't ask lol. But really it does help a ton! I just have to remember the sentences and write down the letters in the spots and then I just think up the beers that fit the letters! Only problem is I have not heard of some of the beers! I am only 20 so its not like I am going out to the bars and have heard of them, I am from a small town. We drink Bud or Miller or Coors. Thats about it. I mean of course I don't..............seeing as how I am not 21.......Did anyone believe that? Yeah probably shouldn't. Really though I am not a fan of beer AT ALL. So I have alwasy drank vodka or whiskey but of course being practically broke all the time I drink the cheap stuff so I havent heard of alot of the more expensive stuff either. Ahh the wonders of being underage and broke! Well I am off to study some more because I have my second training shift tonight. As a Hostess so I can see how the tables are set up-even though I already passed my tables test. So hopefully I will have time to take my liquor test tonight so I can study for my menu test and take that tomorrow during my third training shift!
I am trying to sqeeze my tests in soon because I just found out the Special Olympics team I am coaching in soccer right now is having a tournament on Sunday and I need to go to that so I need to see if I can cancel my fifth training shift that is on Sunday so I can go to that! I am really hoping if all my tests are done and I have done good with my other days that they might just say that I don't need a fifth day! Hey a girl can dream..Did I mention that Manager JC said he is considering sending me to a Promo on Saturday instead of having me run food?! Well yes he is and I both hope he does and hope he doesn't. Now hear me out...I hope he does because that just sounds like a blast and if he is wanting to send me this early then there are high hopes for me here! But I also hope he doesn't becasue it is going to be hotter than balls on Saturday so I will be sweating like crazy in my skin tight uniform! But either way I will let you know what he says after tonight or tomorrows shift! I am really going to go study now.....woohoo!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Yuck...my brain hurts from all this studying! I think I am going to be dreaming of alcohol tonight. And no not in a im-an-alcoholic kinda way just in a hooters-test-is-super-hard kinda way! I am not good at studying in general so one day to study all my liquor stuff is scary! Plus I still have to take my huuuuuuge menu test in the next few days! Good luck to me!
I really should be studying for my liquor test which is tomorrow but just look at these yummy men. :) Yes the hair is awful but really those abs.....delish! Who wouldnt go to a restaurant with these lovelies as the waitors?! I def would! Someone should really get on that.......Are you listening corporate america?? Get on this please!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Here goes talking about my interviews for Hooters! :)