Well, hopefully early this week I'll hear from the two places I interviewed with, calling me back for second interviews. I'm not terribly hopeful about either, possibly just because I'm pessimistic!
The restaurant actually seems like it would be a fairly awesome place to work for. The GM interviewed me and he seemed very fair and level-headed, personable, and generally a good guy. The restaurant is clean and in good repair, at least the front of house. The menu is a little intimidating to me, since I couldn't tell you the difference between a halibut and a snapper if they both bit me on the ass. I recognize salmon because it's pink and that's about it. It was difficult enough recommending things at the old place where I'd tried most of it. But I guess I'd learn. And be eating a lot of salad and chicken!
Speaking of the old place, I met a friend for dinner and bingo there tonight. As usual everyone wanted to know when I was coming back, regular customers and staff alike. I just said I wasn't needed right now; no point in talking behind CL's back. I did hear that she's had multiple interviews for whatever this new job is, so people think she'll be gone soon. I really think she'll just end up being offered a raise and staying right where she's been for ten+ years -- because I think she knows she would fall flat on her ass doing anything else.
Oh well. Time will tell, about everything!