It has come to my attention that for the first time that I can remember where I work is busy all the time. After New Year’s Eve there is usually a lull in most places even in good economic times during the first week of January.
Well last night we did close to 700 covers and on Friday did over 600 covers. The GM mentioned last night we are way ahead in revenue during this period and tonight which looks just as busy is just gravy on top. How about that!
There are many restaurants doing nothing right now locally.
On a personal note I am really looking forward to 2009. With my bartending course gaining popularity and a busy restaurant to work in I couldn’t be happier.
Last year my wife who works 24 hours a week and I who work about 18 hours a week both as waiters cleared $56,000 Canadian last year with both our hourly wage and tips. She works 4 mornings breakfast and I four nights dinner. About $1600 of that was from teaching which I plan on doing more of. A wine course is in the works as well either through the school or perhaps I will start one up myself as there is a huge interest out there.
As long as we can keep this up and all remain in good health who knows how far we can go this year.
I am right fired up for more!!!!