Is three a spree?
We're finally rid of Brainless II! After months of dealing with suspiciously disappearing cash tips, idiotic seating arrangements, being short a hostess when she wouldn't show up, being shorted on cash when she'd "forget" to pay for her food, and my ears bleeding from listening to her whining, she finally got canned. She was told if she missed one more shift she'd be done, and she called out on a double. Sort of--she sent another hostess a text asking her to cover the morning shift, and when she said no asking her to tell CL she was "out of town." After being fired, she started getting all uppity and sending the other hostess (who isn't even her friend!) messages that "they'd better give me my last paycheck within 24 hours as is required by state law!"
I gave CL a high-five when I heard the news.
The second two this week are less joyous. First was Preggers (who isn't actually pregnant anymore); how CL had the heart to axe someone with a newborn I don't know. It was her own fault, though; if what I'm being told is right, she went on a vacation and decided to stay an extra three days. And instead of just calling and telling the managers this, she texted the same hostess as Brainless II did (weird, right?) asking her to cover for her. When she couldn't or didn't, Preggers just didn't do anything, so went down as a no call/no show for three days. Not a good decision.
From the first two, you could almost infer CL was trying to make rational business decisions. But this one was just her throwing a fucking tantrum. This cook, Kyle, is one of the few that doesn't mouth off to the servers when they ask for something. Everybody gets along with him. English is his first language, but he's good enough with Spanish to help when we have translation problems. Kyle usually can't work on Wednesdays, but they asked him to work one specific one and he agreed. For whatever reason, he changed his mind, so he got somebody else to cover it.
Or so he thought. That someone else rushed in the door right before this shift, announced he couldn't work, and split. So ..... Kyle gets fired for "a pattern of unreliability". Well, he's not officially fired yet--he's on unpaid leave. But that's what happened with Mister Fantastic, ADD Bartender, Old Stripper, and Sexual Harassment Jose, too; it's basically code for fired. Those last three were pre-blogging, which is why you haven't heard of them before. Two of them had worked there for nine or ten years each, too.
Oh, and we lost another person this week--a bartender who I went to high school. She's got a temporary full-time job, and was hoping to work one day a week with us until that was over; they let her go, saying that you have to have three available shifts a week. Which would be fine if they enforced it across the board, but they don't. Surprise!