Friday, December 21, 2007

My new job...
I trained as a cocktail waitress at New Orleans premier music nightclub last Sunday night. There were 14 customers total for the shows that night which was ideal for learning how to use the computer and feeling out the environment.

Last night was my first official solo night on the job. Spencer Bohren played, and many jazz legendary personalities sat in on his sets. What a generous, fun-loving musicican Mr. Bohren is. Both shows sold out and it was standing room only. A lot of the people in the audience were relatives and friends, and it was a lovely jumble of good fellowship.

Spencer's music is great(what an understatement). His grown-up daughter joined him on stage during the first set. She is a wonderful chanteuse. I liked the songs she sang.

I had the upstairs lounge to take care of by myself. Because it has been a while since working in a bar - there was pressure and chaos. I learned by my mistakes, got stiffed on an $80 tab, and realized that I haven't had many jobs where I was afforded a leisurely training period. Almost all of my two hundred jobs - I have been just thrown in and learned to swim.

I am going to like working at Snug Harbor. The food is very good, and employees eat free. You can't beat that; good music, good money, AND good food. It's my Merry Christmas job.


Kim Ayres said...

I'm really glad you've found something a bit more fun than stocking shelves - hope it wotks out well for you!

Jupiter's Girl said...

Thanks for the good wish, Kim. It will be a bit more fun than stocking shelves, that's for sure. I must resist drinking, though. When I was a bartender/waitress many, many moons ago, I had a bit of a problem with that. Now that I am settled, and more mature, I will have to restrain myself. The employees are allowed to drink on the job as long as they run a tab. (50% off drinks). That is too liberal for me, but I'll adapt. I had some check issues the other night and feared the manager wouldn't keep her head on straight to help me out with it in the end, but she managed just fine. That just makes me a little nervous to be so sober while others around me are imbibing. As all jobs I have had, this one is just until I get the next one. Ha.