Guess who just passed their liquor test?!? This bitch right here! Boom. I am pretty flippin stoked! In case you didn't notice or anything....The test was just like the study guide I was given except all the liquor and beer names were blank...duh. But really my other manager who is preggers (we will call her Manager P) she handed me the paper and I literally sat there and stared at it and was like this is what I am taking......? I thought maybe it was some cruel cruel joke. But nope! Thats fine though thanks to my anagram sentences I knew all the beers down pat, but the liquors I really had a rough time with. Out of probably 6o different kinds I knew like 20. If that. So I was pretty worried that I was going to have to keep retaking it until I passed but Manager P was super nice about it. She was actually surprised I knew as many as I did (yay me) she said most new girls dont really know any they just learn as they go, and she let me study for a few minutes and take more and study again and take more. Until I finished so that was pretty cool. And yep passed that bitch! Whoop whoop!
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!