Happy Saturday! I woke up, startled (meaning frantic and confused). Mostly due to the immense sunshine streaming through my window. It seemed later than 6:25. I thought it was ten a.m. and I was seriously having panic attacks at what that would have meant. See, due to my creating the bar schedule while enjoying a glass of wine, I overlooked that I had not scheduled two bartenders for the morning shift today. Then, one of the bartenders had a family emergency, yesterday, where there was doubt if he would be able to work today. I checked the schedule to see who I could call on to assist if necessary. At that point, I noticed, that there was only one person scheduled for Saturday. WTH? How had I overlooked it? Not to mention the guy that checks it, after me, before I post it? Plus, it had been posted for over a week. How had that not been noted yet?
I sort of had a mini-freak out. I tried not to be too obvious about it. I was trying to figure out how I would be able to avoid working an open to close double. I texted the other manager to see if he would be able to help out. Meanwhile, I checked in with the bartender who had left due to an emergency. Neither of these guys responded. Eventually, I was able to persuade one of the newer bartenders to come in and that I would help her set up the outdoor bar. I noted that there was a great possibility that I would be working inside as I had overlooked the necessary amount of bartenders needed for this given shift. She seemed enthusiastic to help out. And, in all honesty, she will do great. I have faith that she will be a very capable bartender. I am very grateful to her and that she is willing to help me out.
So you can see why I woke up, startled, at 6ish thinking it was ten. Had that been the case, I would have felt like a complete jackass for promising to help her set up and then leave her stranded. I am the type of person where if I say I am going to do something, I do it. Come hell or high water or so the saying goes....
Thankfully, the guy will be able to work today. I am willing to help him out too. I completely understand needing to work but not being in the right head space to do it. I believe in being with family and/or friends when there is loss or an emergency. I am compassionate. I think of how awesome my old job was when Brian died. They stepped in and covered my shifts until I was able to return to work. No questions asked. I am very thankful for that time to just be where I needed to be.
Anyways, there is a salsa fest in Tempe and I hope to check out with Jan. Or, go running. Maybe hit up yoga. I did laundry yesterday so there will be no repeats of fainting spells at the laundromat and trip to Denver is a GO. Cannot wait to see friends and get a much needed massage at Izba. Enjoy your Saturday~