The Insane Waiter

Running wild on customers, chefs, owners and managers since 1997. I bring to you, The Insane Waiter. What do bring to your table? A crisp bottle of San Pellegrino ? Perhaps a lovely seared Sashimi Tuna? Start off with a wonderful bottle from Tuscany perhaps? Why I'll be more than happy to bring you your White Zinfandel and Chicken Caesar. No you can't order the mac and cheese off the kids menu and sorry no, we don't serve cheese sticks....

Monday, October 17, 2005

Preggers Pt. 2

Thanks Waiter Rant (You all happy?), you made me think of an unfortunate incident with a pregnant woman, not a happy on I'm afraid.

Christy was around twenty years old, she had worked at the restaurant for about three years off and on.

Christy started as a busgirl and hostess, worked up to expo and then server, I didn't always get along with this strong willed girl, but she had a hell of a work ethic.

She, like a lot of young kids in love, got married right out of high school.

A few months later she became pregnant, and our good willed GM offered her a spot hosting while she saved money and worked two jobs.

She soon began to show, nonetheless working ever shift and pulling her weight like a true champ.

The management switched over, all part of the plan to corperatize our chain.

The good willed GM left to start his own business rather than see what was to come, the new managment wasn't so helpfull to people like Christy.

When she walked by they whispered amongst themselves with darting eyes.

Pretty soon she came in and wasn't on the schedule, she wasn't on the next one either.

She demanded answers, she didn't need the job per se, but after three years of loyalty she wanted some back when the card were down.

She was told she didn't fit the image of our restaurant.

After all, what would on think if they saw a young pregnant girl at the door?

What kind of establishment would hire a trashy slut like that...

Never mind she was in love.

Never mind the work ethic she had.

Never mind that she was married, and it was no shotgun wedding either.

After all, we have an image to maintain...

And image is everything these days.

Isn't it?

15 Comments:

At 7:39 AM , Blogger Heather said...

I just posted on WaiterRant about my pregnancy while serving. All very positive, save the few people, all guests in the restaurant, who eyed me up questioningly. Asked me, condescendingly, why I was working while pregnant. Then left me 10%.

I was married. And 28 years old.

Karma is a bitch, tho...heeheehee...

 
At 7:43 AM , Anonymous erin said...

that's aweful, I would have taken that to the powers that be if I had been that girl.

either that, or I would have talked someone on the waitstaff to spit in their food before they went on break.

 
At 9:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey dumbass, it's Waiter Rant, not Wait Errant. Geez. If I were the Waiter, I would have beaten you over the head by now. Your stories are for the most part good and entertaining, but then you have to go and do something to make yourself sound like such a moron.

 
At 10:52 AM , Blogger David said...

Don't get your panties in a bunch Anonymous, its called a typing error, the kind everyone does once a day at least.

I love how people get pissed when someone ruined their internet...

 
At 11:01 AM , Blogger Waiter said...

The management of that resturant are scumbags. Sadly, they may have been acting within the letter of the law but certainly not it's spirit.

Oh, and sometimes waiting tables is an errant wait! :)

 
At 2:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked Wait Errant! And I worked with not one, but two hugely pregnant moms at a espresso place in university. Customers loved chatting them up and asking them questions about the babies, and they bitched at the moms much, much less than at the rest of us. Hell, it was an asset!

Meg
http://blogs.salon.com/0004595

 
At 3:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous, it must feel so good to be right doesn't it. I'd be a little bit of a hypocrite in saying how good it feels to point out the errors of others, its a freaking typo, so what.

 
At 2:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't there discrimination laws to prohibit a company from doing so?

That's pretty sad how new management is blind to their staff's real work ethic due to a growing tummy!

Geez, what's with anonymous? Hate to see what would happen if something really serious were to happen, like a missing period or semi-colon! ;o)

All in good fun.

Selena

 
At 2:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an avid reader of both u and the wiaterrant... and i just wanted to point out that i think his site is the Waiter-Rant..as in the ranting waiter, not Wait Errant... as in u are an errant..so wait..:)

i must say i do always enjoy yr writing~! i used to waitress in australia - the land of no tips! so i love yr stories!

 
At 3:13 PM , Blogger Sondra said...

Why do people get so mad about spelling errors? Its not lyk ppl duno how 2 spel theses days.


Insane..Love you! AGAIN, great story. That poor girl. I would have raised hell.

 
At 6:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people will take a word like waiterrant and split it into Waiter Rant like the author wants and some will split it into Wait Errant because they think it is funny to do so. Or it could be a spelling error ... right.

 
At 11:13 AM , Blogger Kathleen said...

I can't believe it's legal to let someone go because they're pregnant.

And I guess some people in this world are perfect and have never made a mistake in their lives - be it getting pregnant or a typing error.

 
At 3:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not legal.. Its just that most restauraunts that treat their employees like that bank on the fact that most of us can't afford a lawyer, and would just get another job rather than stick up for our rights

Insane Waiter

 
At 1:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoulda got a lawyer. Violation of federal law to fire someone for being pregnant. God, I'm such a lawyer... :(

 
At 7:29 PM , Blogger Brad said...

I had a server that I didn't want to leave, but she had to because she was pregnant. I thought that, with her being pregnant, it kind-of made us look like a family friendly place, and that we promoted a healthy family. Well, she had her baby, and had time to mother the beautiful child, and decided she wanted to come back to work part time. Know what I did? I welcomed her back with open arms. She's worked with/for me at 3 other places, so she feels like family. But I'd do it for any other hard working and kind person.

 

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