You'll never guess what. Actually, those of you on the Facebook page will guess what, but everyone else, GUESS WHAT?
I have a new job! My dearest friend called me up to tell me that her employer had asked for me personally to man the counter at Pizza Pit, and could I start immediately, at a much higher salary than what I was getting at Slemslations? I told her that she could bet her sweet ass I could and today is my first day. I'm ever-so-happy. But don't worry, this won't be the last you hear of me. Pizza Pit caters to the after-club crowd, entitled students who think they're hot stuff because they go to one of the Big 10 and their parents send them $150 just for farting in the right direction, as well as hippies and Occupy people, so stories will indeed be forthcoming.
But let's talk about Slemslations. I'm still working there for right now, just in case Pizza Pit doesn't work out, but if all is well at the end of the week, I'll be telling them to fuck off. And you know what? I'll be the third to do so in the span of a week.
Last week Fairy King and I worked together nearly every day. It was a wonderous thing - we would sexually harass each other in the kitchen, belt showtunes at the top of our lungs while setting up the dining room, and essentially be complete bosses during service. He and I have always worked well together, but the management has a problem with him (I'm guessing there aren't a lot of openly gay men in India) so he didn't work that often.
One day after a shared shift, he and I drifted off to the party store that we usually give our business to. There is an amazing woman who runs that place and she treats us like we're her kids. Seriously, sweetest lady ever. While we were buying our cigarettes and making our small talk, I got a text from Darla, asking if we could hang out. Since Fairy King, Darla and I are very close, I was only too happy to tell her where we were, and she scooted right over.
The first words out of her mouth were "I think I want to quit Slemslations." This was completely unexpected. Darla is one of the best servers Slemslations has, and has always been treated with far more respect than any other server besides Metalhead is shown. Her major problem with it was money, of course. Turns out that they haven't been paying poor Darla, and her rent is due. She figured she'd get her training money (all $100 of it) and be able to make up the difference at her new job. We went back to Fairy King's to chill out, and while he was...um...relaxing in a totally legal way, his phone rang. It was Special Snowflake, his roommate! She basically barked at him that he wasn't working at Slemslations anymore, he was working at her restaurant, where he would make $350 a week without any funny business. Since we were all fairly...relaxed, this was the funniest thing in the world to us, and Fairy King told Darla that they would go in and quit together. So off we toddled back up to Slemslations. I retreated to the party store because I wasn't yet ready to quit, and they told me what happened afterward.
Fairy King they let go without a second thought. Darla, on the other hand, was treated abominably. D was yelling at her, like "how could you do this to us" and Chef just sat there laughing the entire time. They blamed Special Snowflake (whom Darla has met once) for influencing her to quit, just like Fairy King, and then they told her she had to wait two weeks to even get a sniff of her money. Long story short - Darla ended up going back and still works there. Poor girl, just when she grew a backbone, it broke. But that night, a new girl I've never worked with ended up quitting herself, so Slemslations is still down by two.
I'm nervous about quitting, now that I've heard both their stories. It could either be totally relaxed, or it could be yelling and screaming and dramatic pointing and accusations of betrayal. We'll see how things go, I guess.