Friday, January 15, 2010
After a hectic week, it's time for me to sit down and type a few syllables. Just when I think that life can't get any more hectic, it does.
I worked the weekend at my cousin's sports bar. Not the best job a person could have, but it's honest work. And working is what I do. In fact I've been given the nickname APB (all-purpose bitch) because I'll do any job that needs to be done. I'm not above scrubbing toilets if it needs done. Well, now I can add "co-manager" to the list of titles I hold there.
My cousin had hired a guy to manage the place. Thinking this guy was going to do a boffo job, it just didn't pan out that way. He wanted to make changes but on a grand scale that would've involved lots of money that wasn't his. Problem was that changes needed to be made on a smaller scale first. After one week (of which he only showed up two days), he's gone.
My cousin's girlfriend (who is one smart cookie; if he ever gets rid of her, I'll kick his ass) and I are now tag-teaming the managerial duties of the bar. We may not own it, but, by God, we're running it. And it's not going over very well with some of the staff. They've become accustomed to having free reins for far too long. Too bad. Don't like it? There's the door.
I never dreamed that I would one day be running a business. I have no formal business education, but I have ideas that just seem to make sense. I hope it's enough to make the business successful. The girlfriend and I have only my cousin's best interests at heart, and we're going to do what's right for his business. That's where our loyalties lie.
The hostessing job I once held has been eliminated. Instead, I'll be waiting tables just like the other girls. The girlfriend said that if I'm going to be there, I may as well make some money other than payroll. See why I like her so much?
Right now, we're still getting our feet wet and playing catch-up to things that had been overlooked for too long. Nonetheless, we're excited about this venture.
So from now on, the staff can just call me MS. Bosslady. I think, though, that before too long, they'll be calling me a whole host of other names if they haven't done so already.