BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Bleh, continued ...

Well, the good thing about tonight is that the weather is so good ... even now (about 4:30am) my "DeskTop Weather" thing says it's 56° out there ... and it was a perfect night for waiting for busses outdoors (and considering they're forecasting snow for later this week, it's nice to be able to actually be out enjoying the unseasonable temps). As anticipated, I didn't make squat tip-wise ... we're allowed to take tips, but aren't allowed to have a tip glass to encourage tipping, so it's completely up to the attitude of the function attendee ... over the course of the night I only made $11.00 and I was churning out the drinks.

On the plus side, I think the head bartender guy there likes me ... I was there early and wasn't just "standing around", but helping prep the bars and schlepp all the stuff up to the function area ... even right up to the time things were going to start there were only 6 out of 10 of the scheduled bartenders on hand. Because I'd been there and helping out, he switched me from the cocktail-hour bars and up to the main function bars, meaning that I got to work all evening (he was planning on sending a lot of the others home after cocktails). I also worked all through break-down, and he was asking me "those other bartenders from the same place???". Hopefully (although this is not the most lucrative of gigs, compared to an out-right tipping situation) he'll be specifically requesting me in the future ... the temp group seems to do a lot of gigs down there, and it's at least bringing in some money!

I wish I could get a good solid night of sleep, but I'm up with all these funky aches and pains, so I figured I'd get back on the computer for an hour or so. I was thinking maybe I'd see if the game taped OK, but since I see that my Bears lost, I might not want to watch it.

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