I have been working at one of restaurant in NYC for 6 months and I'm getting tired of everything already..
First of all, my irregular schedule is killing me.
my work schedule is never set. Every week I have so different schedule.
I always have two days double shift, (10am to 12am) and random three days(Am shift or Pm shift)
If I have double shift today and Am shift tomorrow, I have to be there untill 12am and I gotta be there till 9am next day.
Worse thing is I live so far from city so it takes three hour just get there and come back home..
Since I work here, I sleep only 4hr most of days. And I can do anything except working because of irregular schedule..
Second thing is my pay rate.
I used to work in exurbs new york which is near my home last year and I made about $14/hr.
They raised me every three months from $11 to 14 in one year and they gave me same shift, same day off every week.
But I wanted to learn more and work in the city so I got a present job.
I thought they gonna pay me more than my last workplace because it's in center of NYC, fancy and high volume.
So when chef asked me how much I want, I didn't say the cost exactly. (I know it was my BIG mistake!)
After all, I make $11 now.. Even though I work over 50hrs every week, the paycheck isn't that different comparing with last year when I used to work 35hrs a week..)
I'm thinking to ask for raise since I work at hot station now but I'm afraid to ask.(I have never asked for raise actually..)
Be honest, I'm getting tired already. We get about 350 reservations only for lunch and 500 for dinner everyday these days.
Super busy, too much work but no money.. this is the thing. I love my job and I know this job is tough but I think this is too much.
Tiredness is kicking my passion out...
Do I complain too much? Should I just stand it?
obviously this is my first workplace in NYC so I'm afraid to quit.
Any advise please?! :(