I am a salaried employee. I take it for granted that my sole reason for existance, is to ensure smooth operations and make as much money for the ownership as possible. For this, I am compensated. Enough or not is a matter for arguement, but be that as it may, I accept that I am to be available 24/7/365 to help haul in the loot.
Most of you who are salaried in this business know that it also means long days, and many times very few days off. We accept this as a necessity of generating revenue. We can always bring it up at the performance/salary review (if we actually get one).
Now the conundrum:
I work my can off. A three day weekend is rarity, and about half the time I get two days in a row, many times only one, and sometimes none.My average day is 10-12 hrs, running in to 12-14 on busier days, with 18 hour days on occcasion. OK, fine. I'm making money for the boss. No problem. That's life on salary in the food biz.
But over the past few months, a new twist:
The boss has been selling parties to his favorite charity, at cost. As in, we aren't adding a dime to the bottom line. His money to throw away if it makes him feel good I suppose. But.....Buuuuuuuttttttt.... I lose days off, parts of days off, and have hours added to already long days because of my boss's generosity. I might feel better if it were for starving children, the disabled, poor etc. But it's simple church fellowship we are talking here, nothing more.
The last point is that this is partially moot, since I won't argue it, but it will stiffen my spine greatly when it comes to review time.
Am I being too tightly wrapped, or should I be bugged to have my rest and relaxation time tithed away?:rolleyes: