Sunday, May 4, 2008

The economy has caused me a 30% pay cut.

Lately, I feel like I'm suffocating. I can hardly keep up with all the schoolwork. It's causing me to be forgetful which has resulted in two parking tickets. Oh, and I need to buy like four more books for my classes. That equates to about 200 dollars. I'm expecting my stimulus check to catch me up at the moment.

The economy has really hit my restaurant. I've gone from averaging a hundred dollars a day, to eighty five dollars a day... to seventy dollars a day.. That's a 30% pay cut. I love my job, but regretfully, I'm going to have to leave to a better bar and/or restaurant. I have a girlfriend of mine who averages two hundred dollars a day at a fancy schmancy hotel in Pasadena. I'm willing to make a forty five minute drive (no traffic) to earn that type of money.

Oh, and the corportate restaurant chain I work for may get audited. Lovely. Fucking lovely.

The herb garden is wonderful. I've already used the basil and rosemary. The tomato and jalapeno plants are blossoming.

(Pardon the cursing. Oh, and I updated my bars!)


Strange Bird said...

Poor thing :(. You deserve a break. Hope you can get one soon!

Do you still live with family? If you're already paying rent, maybe you should move somewhere between school and work if you end up working in Pasadena. It might be worth the commute to make more money, but if you're this busy, it might not be worth it in the larger sense.

Yay, herb gardens! #1 planted some basil and tomatoes a little while ago and it's awesome. So good!

ntbeachnc said...

Sorry that you're having difficulties. My mom is a waitress too (and I've been one in the past), so I completely understand being reliant on tips. Hopefully it'll work out in the end.

Glad to see you post...I've missed catching up on your blog.

SavingDiva said...

Are people tipping less? Or just not eating out as much?

Canadian Saver said...

I'd say not eating out as much... if they suffered job losses or cuts too, they are probably going to cut back on their eating out.

Good luck!

VixenOnABudget said...

@ SavingDiva: People have been eating out less.

@ Strangebird: I actually live on my own as it is. I'm actually thinking more so now that I'll get a job in Long Beach because I'm going to eithe move there or Whittier.

@ntbeachnc & Canadian Saver: Thanks for the encouragement!