I have been working for a family owned pub/lodge for the last two
years, although I don’t know whether I should be complaining or not.
I work as a barlady/receptionist, sometime including nightshift, which
means I can easily pull an 18hour shift, I am in charge of all
stocktake, cash-ups, and promotions, sometime I not only manage the
bar but have to run between reception as well until the actual
receptionist comes in and book people in, write out invoices, and
answer the phone and then I’ve got quite a few people at the bar to
serve which means I’m up and down the whole time, some of the people
can get quite rude as well and then I have to sort the stuff out.
My boss is kinda bi-polar or something he’ll go from joking and
laughing with you to giving you the cold shoulder in a second, and his
daughter is not really that into running the pub so most of it comes
down to me.
But…. I am not complaining – nope definitely not, even though my
boss is kinda crazy, and I work my ass off I know they appreciate it,
they give me my leave when I ask for it and if my family comes down to
visit they pay me in advance, every now and then I’ll get a surprise
bonus just because they can.
They’re going overseas for two weeks now, which means I’m running the
lodge/pub for them, and its a great feeling to know they trust me not
to have any problems while they’re away.
Some bosses can be real asses but I love my crazy boss family, even
though sometimes they can give me a heart attack.