I am sure it is going to happen but when? Last night I had 5 women sit in my section for close to 3 hours which didn’t help things but what the heck after 8:30 no one was coming in anyway. I did a measly 17 covers and walked out of there with $82.
So I got home and checked last November and what a whopping difference. At the current rate at which I am making money this month it looks like I will be down about $700 and my wife another 3-$400 compared to last year at this time. A big difference when you consider this is supposed to be a busy time of year and with Christmas coming…….
You know like I mentioned a few posts ago about the average joe out there having less money , it was on the news the other day that there was an increase of 46% bankruptcies over last year this time. But there was only a 1.6% increase in business bankruptcies , the rest were personal.
Bingo there is the problem and I do not think it is getting better anytime soon. Throw in the fact that most people don’t want to go out for fear someone will cough in their face and they will get the flu. It is like a double whammy.
You know if we want to cater to 95% of the masses and make a relatively good income from waitering in the future we will have to serve a 100 people a day. Just hang up our diplomas , certificates and degrees and start thinking of working in the soup and sandwich places. Forget the high end a la carte and fine dining places.
Will that be a BLT with the soup of the day and a coffee? Get them in and out in 15-25 minutes so they can get to their second job by 1pm. Then catch them for their burger and salad at 7PM before they head to their third job at 8.
Hey don’t laugh , with prices going up , income going down , people retiring , there will be lots of low paying jobs out there for everyone to choose from. Soon the majority will have to work at many jobs just to make enough to get by or have a bit extra.
The people who have been living way beyond their means will have to cut back and that will not be easy. Marriages will crumble , society will become less empathetic , more grab and take without any thought for their fellow person. Children will be sent out to work earlier cause the family needs the money or they will just move out and forgo school.
Oh yeah fun times ahead! Let’s see what December brings. I say the rush doesn’t begin till December 10th this year and it will die again the 22nd when everyone heads off in different directions or the small office party takes place.
What do you think?