All the servers at my restaurant are gagging for more shifts--with school starting and books to be bought, or school supplies for kids, or lawyers for custody battles and divorces, etc. etc., everybody wants to work more. We have a hostess/server who's on the brink of quitting because they're only giving her one serving shift a week. Any given shift, there are at least two people trying to pick it up. We're also heading in to fall, so the patio will be closed soon (THANK GOD), which means they'll be schedule one less server every shift--that's 14 shifts being cut out in the next month or so. AND we'll be going back to winter hours, when we close an hour earlier every night, so closers are taking an income hit there.
So what do my genius managers decide to go? Promote another hostess and hire two more servers. Are you fucking kidding me? What the hell goes through their minds when they make these decisions?
They already took one of my shifts for Brainless a couple of months ago; if they take any more there's going to be serious issues.