We ordered. Drinks, salads, a main course. Happily diving into the main I’m not tiger but I’m better than most shirt, as it was someone’s birthday, we began taking photos. A host ran,literally, over to us to tell us there was a no-photo policy, and we probably would have snapped one more and put the cameras down (oh if only that had been the time of a nice iPhone camera, discreet and perfect). But he glared, and fumed, and ordered us with a shaking finger pointed at the exit to leave. I had an employee like that once. I inherited him when I took the position. I asked if he had a job description, and he said he did not. I told him he must have had one at one time, but no problem. I asked him to write down his job description for me. I was coming in with experience and as a trainer since I worked for the same company at a different location. One particular girl was very combative towards me right off the bat.
She apparently knew my ex or something, and was very catty. She was vocal in her disdain of me and a few other employees. I also knew of her, that her boyfriend was arrested for selling heroin. Fast forward a few days during a lunch shift we worked together. She was trying to take tables that were mine, since she didn’t care for me very much, but something was wrong. She was acting very odd. And she was wearing long sleeves during the summer and there were blood spots through her sleeves. Customers were noticing. And she was going to the bathroom a lot. So I investigated. In the last stall was a burnt spoon and a lighter. Just sitting there on the back of the toilet. She was getting high while working. I went straight to the manager and she vehemently denied it, but the proof was there. She was also caught stealing tips from other servers. She was fired on the spot. But the thing about it is I actually pitied her. Her boyfriend got her hooked on a very bad substance. Years later when I came across her Facebook, she was sober (from the looks of it) and was into modeling. So although I played a role in her termination, I was glad she didn’t go down the same route that many of my hometown friends took, which was dying from an overdose.