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Heck everyone else has... 

 

I did a colossal oversleep today.. I've been off for the last three days so we have been in the habit of staying up late and well last night I went to a beading workshop and got home late so another late night.  This morning, I slept through my alarm, my husband's alarm and when he saw I wasn't moving this morning he asked me if I was working and in my half sleep state I told him I was off.  I knew I was working but apparently I was tired.  I woke up an hour after I was supposed to start... OOPS!  I'm super uptight about being on time and making sure everyone is covered so for me to be late and not call is way out of character and the KM was not mad at me at all, just worried sick.  I felt so bad to put him through that and of course after we hugged (he was so relieved I was ok) the jokes began and didn't stop all day. 

 

Let's see... I heard  "nice fruit display.. too bad it took an extra hour and a half" ,   "oh you are in at 6 tomorrow and I know you'll be here by 7"  "nice of you to show up" and they kept on me all day.  Even the owner joined in on the fun and he was laughing too.  The KM called me 5 times and I didn't hear a single one of his calls.  (apprarently I needed an extra three hours sleep) The owner was joking that I must be a sound sleeper and well I am.. he was good with it though and said not to worry, it happens to all of us.  The KM did something similar to me when he missed his exit on the highway and didn't even think about it until he saw "QEW Niagra" so let's just call this payback.

 

I will go to bed on time tonight and be on time tomorrow....

 

 

 

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post #2 of 11

Leeniek,

 

The postitive side to all of this is that everyone laughed about it. You got through the day with a touch of teasing,,, it helps make the day go quicker.

It has happened to me on occasion, espcially when I here the words " Aren't you working today ?" .....

And isn't it always the way that those days are your best days ? It starts off a little shaky but somewhere down the line you validate everything in your mind and it all works out.....and just so glad the day is over ?

 

It is good to have people who will have your back. Glad to hear it went all right.

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Petals I felt so bad for being late... the first words I said to the KM when I called were OMG I am so sorry and he did the typical spouse thing.. do you know how worried I was about you I was just about to call the police you scared me so bad...  It is NOT me to do a no call no show and everyone knows that so they worried about my son, me, maybe the train I was on derailed, maybe the connecting bus crashed... but nope.. silly me was sound asleep.  Next time I go beading I'm making sure I have the next day off! 

 

When I worked at the cafe one of the owners changed my hours and neglected to inform me.  So on Sunday morning I was having a bubble bath and reading my book and they called when I failed to show up.  My lovely daughter answered the phone and said "she's having a bubble bath right now can she call you back?"  I got there as fast as I could and all day was made fun of even though it was not my mistake and at the end of the day we had a good one and served a bunch of happy customers.. and the regulars had a great giggle over my bubble bath story!

 

 

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post #4 of 11

Leeniak...bravo!!!

 

                           You have built a reputation good enough for people to cover your back!   That alone is HUGE in this Industry.

Yes.... we have to listen to the banter all day ....but it's worth it ..Once... our human side has to show. We are not made of metal.

 

 

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post #5 of 11

Everyone is entitled to a late start once in a while, glad to hear it was not a problem. Seems like they like you there, if they did not tease you I would think there would be a problem.

 

I was sort of late last week. I got home from work at 1 pm and sat down to have a beer and late lunch. I decided to take a nap for a while, I start work at 4:00 am so I was a little bushed. Next thing  I know it was 6:30. Thinking I was 2.5 hours late with a 50 minute commute to boot. I jumped into the shower, suited up, fed the dogs and was out the door like a shot. I thought to myself there was a lot of traffic today and then I noticed my neighbor Ray cutting his grass. It was 6:30 pm not AM. I only slept for a few hours, I thought I slept through the night DUH!

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I don't think anyone will be laughing at your expense, leenie. We'll be laughing because we've done it to. My last one was for an Easter brunch some years ago. I was a little behind getting to work, but nothing too bad. Then I got pulled for speeding on the interstae. One of my cooks lived  in my neighborhood, so she passed me while I was pulled over and the story was all over work by the time I got there. The chef called me "convict" all day.

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Thanks, Gypsy. 

 

I think what made it all the more amusing for everyone is that I am a little (well maybe alot) OCD when it comes to work.  I leave long notes for the KM if I'm not going to see him for a few days and there are things he needs to know about, if I something comes up that will affect my being at work right away I let the KM know, I make sure that the guys all know with no questions or grey area what their shifts are...I'll even go so far as to text them or send them a message on facebook if something changes, I leave memos when things change and everyone needs to know.. it's just the way I am.  I take my responsibilities very seriously and everyone knows that.  So... when I did something so dumb, they all had quite a good time with it. 

 

Great stories Rat and Greg!  I know it happens to all of us... it's happenned to my husband before.. he's supposed to be on the GO train at 6:30am and he has a few times woken up past that time. 

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Leenaik ,

                frankly all of the above has happened to me .....the one that really hits home is waking up in a panic that I have overslept and have not!....I truly beleive most Chefs have been through that one  ....It's like we never truly sleep...all the daily grind seems to keep us in a limbo dream state. It is a high pressure job and the only ones who really appreciate what your all about is.... your kitchen....Your kitchen will back you up 1000% if your worthy....sounds like ya are Leeniak....you go girl! I have over slept ,been in car accidents...oh I can tell ya more ..but my comrades in arms were always there for me ...and you have to take the digs all day long.

 

Gypsy .

 

o.k. let's hear some more ....this thread is so cool

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Everyone is entitled to a late start once in a while, glad to hear it was not a problem. Seems like they like you there, if they did not tease you I would think there would be a problem.

 

I was sort of late last week. I got home from work at 1 pm and sat down to have a beer and late lunch. I decided to take a nap for a while, I start work at 4:00 am so I was a little bushed. Next thing  I know it was 6:30. Thinking I was 2.5 hours late with a 50 minute commute to boot. I jumped into the shower, suited up, fed the dogs and was out the door like a shot. I thought to myself there was a lot of traffic today and then I noticed my neighbor Ray cutting his grass. It was 6:30 pm not AM. I only slept for a few hours, I thought I slept through the night DUH!


HA!  I used to do that once in awhile when I worked breakfast and had to start at around 3am during hunting season.  I'm surprised I didn't have a heart attack from being totally exhausted from staying up too late partying and having the crap scared out of me at what I thought was morning.  My boss in that place was a screamer and I was terrified of him. (I was 19 at the time but I think I'd still be.)

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I would have fired your butt, when you started begging for your job back, I would give it to you under one condition, you have to work the line with me for a week. I wouldn't wish that one anyone.......................Hope your doing well, is the boy back to school ??????????????  Take care ...........Bill

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I would have fired your butt, when you started begging for your job back, I would give it to you under one condition, you have to work the line with me for a week. I wouldn't wish that one anyone.......................Hope your doing well, is the boy back to school ??????????????  Take care ...........Bill


And you know I would have taken you up on it and done the worst jobs imaginable! 

 

I'm good.... how was your r&r?  Ours didn't happen as my husband couldn't get alot of time off, so I'm thinking we'll go away for a few days in the fall.  School starts on Tuesday.. my daughter went yesterday for her schedule, he is going today as he wants to do a couple of course changes.  He realized he needs a few different credits to for the course (environmental science) he wants to take in university.

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