2 WEEKS, BITCHES!

Well, late as ever, I'm currently walking to my new job to start my first official shift. That's right, I got a new job.......... Bitches.
  1. So y'all know I was unhappy, and took measures to better my situation.
  2. Unfortunately, those measures proved to be absolute crap.
  3. Last Monday, I got a call from a friend/former manager/mentor (Adam) asking if I wanted to bartend one shift a week at his new spot.
    We chatted a bit, then I drove over to the location to chat with him some more. It was under construction, but looked great already.
  4. He laid out the whole concept and plan, and sat me down to meet his partner Holly.
  5. Turns out it was somewhat of an ambush. He had given her the lowdown on me, and kinda wanted to poach me from my current spot, but didn't want to lay it all out over the phone.
  6. "I really just want you here, I can give you 4-5 shifts a week, whichever you want, whatever hours. You'd be our first outside hire!"
  7. "Plus," said Holly, "you can help me with the beer! I have to pick our selection and I have no idea what to do! You're the beer gal!"
  8. I was floored. Not by the offer, but by how quickly my mind screamed "YES!"
  9. I'd put a lot of myself into that bar group and consistently was disrespected and demoralized. But I wanted to stick with it, thinking I could change my situation within in the group if I just kept working my ass off.
  10. It became increasingly clear that I was wrong, and that they had no desire to help me. That they were in no way invested in my success or my ability to contribute to their business.
    A pledge of support and mentorship was explicitly laid out along with certain other promises the day I was hired. What an utter crock.
  11. I didn't know how to make myself happy again, until this opportunity figuratively fell in my lap.
  12. To open a new place with a crew of people who put hospitality first. Who really, deeply care.
  13. Who know how to work with and respect women.
  14. Who will actively foster and encourage my dream of opening my own bar in tangible ways.
  15. To work somewhere I can walk to.
  16. I put in my two weeks the next day.
  17. Visit me at Same Same in Silverlake, opening tomorrow.