Been a minute, but I basically found out this Monday that I likely won't be asked back to my serving job at a fine dining restaurant that I was hired last November at. It's pretty upsetting because my GM assured us all in March when they decided to lay everyone off for us to collect unemployment "that he would hire everyone back". What happened was they re-opened in June, without telling anyone but the people they decided based upon the seniority of who they would re-hire. Due to so many people being there for 5,7, 6 years, I'm at the bottom of the list, next to someone who was there for two and three years.
Apparently, the business has not been doing very well which is shocking because it's a fancy restaurant, run by a famous chef and in a rich, beach resort town. Things were booming before Covid but began to slow down by March and late February when people began to freak out about Covid and not want to go out. According to the girl I spoke to, they are not re-hiring anyone until after the year starts.
I'm not holding my breath.
I sent a text to my GM Monday saying "I would love to come back and I'm available to work", but I got no reply as I suspected I wouldn't He just kept everyone in the dark until he decided to contact you to ask you to come back.
I think I've decided not to work in the foodservice industry again. Right now, there are hundreds possibly thousands of applications to every retail, grocery store, and restaurant that is hiring, across the country. It's also too risky with this obvious third wave we are having and a lot of places are shutting down again.
I'm a graduate student and It's time for me to find a career at 31 that fits my degrees. I'm also planning on getting my Ph.D. so I can get a better geography career that pays well and has benefits.
I'm sad though, about that place, I really bonded with the bussers and food runners who treated me like family. They also looked after my tables and let me know if something was off or if someone needed something. I'm disappointed in you Nancy Silverton.
natty on 10.28.20 @ 03:27 PM PST [link] [No Comments]