Second class citizen?

I love my job. I used to be a manager at a local grocery store. That job sucked the life out of me, for 17 years. I took a cut in pay, and now waitress for a job. I LOVE IT! Less stress on my old body, I love the one on one with customers, I don’t have to deal with management duties. I just do my job, and go home. I love my bosses/owners at the cafe. Great people, with big big hearts, but they have a major flaw, it’s called communication. They just do not communicate! They expect things from their employees, but will not share the love when it comes to talking to everyone about everything, so we all can be on the same page.

M, the female boss, is well known for doing one thing and telling us how she wants it done, and then goes completely off track, and does it a different way. Drives me nuts. She recently raised some alcohol prices. I do serve, beer and wine during my shift. She failed to let me know of some price changes. Luckily a co-worker told me. I guess they had a “bar” meeting last night, about these changes, and I wasn’t invited. Oh well, I got the low down today.

I have come from a management background…(cough 17 years) I was organized, thorough, and very efficient. The way I see M do business it drives me up the wall. Invoices not properly filed, checks not properly filed with invoices that were paid. They don’t have an inventory list, even though I tried helping in that department, to get proper inventory lists made, she threw them away, and would find it easier to write them down by hand. I told her, have it on your computer, you can always print new ones up. She found it to hard. hahaha.

When I first started, I was trying to help her, with daily sales, vs purchases, to get a proper percentage for the week. She has no idea what her proper percentage profit margin is for the cafe. I know most cafe’s and bars need to have at LEAST a 50% profit margin, to cover overhead, payroll, etc. It drives me crazy. UGH. What is a girl to do? I stopped worrying about it, and just go home. The more I think about it, the more it drives me crazy. 

M wanted me to work there, due to my management skills. She waited for me an entire year for me to work for her. Help her, give her some knowledge and basics. Now I just sit back and laugh, and feel like a second class citizen, highly taken advantage of. I don’t dislike my job. I enjoy it. It’s just their management sucks big time. They have no clue! Another server works there also, she did manage a bar and restaurant, she is just as baffled as I am. M, won’t let us do anything, except her way. I guess we have to abide, it is her business after all. If she likes to be lost and live in chaos, so be it. haha.

One thought on “Second class citizen?”

  1. Consistency is key in keeping things on track. I’m sure it would be extremely frustrating due to your background. Maybe she will get it together at some point.

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