So we're short THREE managers right now and borrowing various management from other locations.
Manager #1: 3ish weeks ago was lifting a keg and somehow tore a groin muscle. As they were surgically repairing it they found a mass. It looked pretty gnarly, but thank cheesus it was benign.
Manager #2: Pinched a nerve in her neck and her whole arm and hand kept going numb. She's been out a few says less than manager #1.
Manager #3: No one in a million years saw it coming, but this past Friday, he had a heart attack and had to have a stent put in. He actually came in to work a night shift after having some chest pain. GM took one look at him and made him go to the ER. Dr. said 100% blockage, should have died. He woke up from surgery asking when he could get back to work. He's stick thin and super healthy. Everyone was surprised.
Also, on the same night as manager #3, one of our veteran server's mother unexpectedly died. Apparently she had a stroke 20 years ago, and they didn't think she'd live. Well she just took her sweet time about it.
So we've lucked out in a sense, and gotten to borrow a really cool manager for the most shifts, and the rest have been nice too. I don't think we could all deal if we got manglement instead.
My poor GM is so stressed out, he had to call me to make sure he told me to cover a shift Sunday. I NEVER work Sundays, but a host quit before she could get fired. (She started coming late EVERY shift and started getting an attitude with coworkers and customers.) He bought me food for helping.
So, sorry to be a bummer. But kiss your loved ones, be thankful for your friends and coworkers, and be happy and healthy! Life is too short and precious. Things are running as smooth as they can now and the other managers we borrow have been impressed with us.