Well, i've been at my current job for a year+ now and things are really starting to fall apart. I was hired to run the bakery and pastry shop which I pretty much do. I keep to myself, do my job and go home.
My problem is the owners are starting to lose it, one runs the front and the other runs the BOH. They are a married couple.
Both are bi-polar and when one is up the other is equally down, it is like walking on pins and needles every day, I never know when one is going to blow up and start freaking out, they fight in front of all the staff. Don't get me wrong when the day is showing a profit they are like they are on happy pills everything is wonderfull everything looks great. Outside of work I like them both personally but they are the worst managers I have ever seen.
It is so hard for me to keep on the positive as every day something goes bad, since they do not talk to each other the "system" is pretty screwed up, ordering is a nightmare and trying to get a new product into the line takes 2 weeks on average, one likes it so the other does not like it etc. The servers take bets to see who will be in the bad mood for the day.
After freaking out on a few servers in the dining room the FOH owner has had all but 2 servers quit in the last 2 weeks. Because of that we will now be closed until Monday and I will be staying home. We will be closed for Easter brunch (which I do nto mind at all LOL) The kitchen is pretty tight but the chef does not really care so the food has become lackluster IMO. ME, I just do pastry I like a good product and lately we are the only department breaking even or showing a profit. I am the only pastry person with the help of a 12 hour a week part timer and a full timer who baked the bread.
As of last week my owner has taken to bringing a gun to work and having it on him, even putting it on the worktable while he sets up the breads, I am not too thrilled about that. It is like working for Phil Spector.
I feel it is the end for what could be a great little place, I need out.
Sorry for the rant.