Since I got promoted to management this past May I received another promotion from Server Manager to Beverage (a.k.a. Bar) and Host Manager in September. During this promotion the store was going through a lot of changes... we got a new General Manager and then another one of my best friends got promoted into management. September was a rough month as since we were basically down a manager I was working like a crazy person and pretty much had no life other than living at Friday's.
Fast forward to October and I finally got some time off and took a week of vacation (more on that in a later post) to spend some time with my husband who I probably saw for a total of 6 hours over the two weeks leading up to my vacation. Granted he was away for work one week, but my schedule was so insane that even after he got back I never got to see him. To say my vacation was much needed was an understatement. I was burnt out and ready for a break from the restaurant business.
A Few Pictures Showing what my life at Friday's consisted of....
|Giant Flashlights so that we could check to make sure everything was clean|
|Taking the temperature of beer to make sure it was being served cold enough|
|Creating "Contest Corners" to motivate the staff to sell various items|
|Constantly updating chalkboards with current promotions|
|A Little Halloween Fun|
Now after the interview (which by the way I had on the day of my 2nd wedding anniversary) Mark and I had discussed what I should do. Mark obviously told me it was my decision to make, but I could tell that he was ready for me to move on from Friday's and move on to a job that could turn into more of a career. Before even talking to Mark I knew that taking the job would be the right thing to do as I was pretty sure that working at Friday's was making me depressed and I knew that sooner rather than later I would need to get out of there.
|Flowers from my parents to congratulate me on my new job!!|
Though I may not regret taking the job at Qlik, I do miss some of the friends I made at Friday's... friends who became my family. My last few days there were exhausting and tough as I prepared to leave some of the people I had worked with for so long. Although I miss them I know that I will keep in touch with the ones who mean the most to me! As they say, "It's not goodbye... it's see you later!" and that is how I feel about many of the people I worked with.
|Flowers, Presents and a Cake to celebrate the end of an era!|
|The place that really was my "home" for the past 6 years and especially the 6 months leading up to my departure|
So blogging world... I AM BACK!! And I can't wait to see where this new adventure in my life takes me!!
Have you ever felt like your job was a dead end? What did you do about it? Did you up an quit for something completely out of your comfort zone like I did? Or did you stick it out to wait for the perfect opportunity to come around?