Fuck Morale

failure to cope

I never saw her do it before

I had heard rumors but never witnessed it myself.

Sure enough, there she was

Screaming obscenities at the top of her lungs

in the walk-in cooler.


She’s right, it is sound-proof.


The new girl called me up.

We shared some tears over the loss.

I had to explain the history of

”How Things Got So Fucked Up Around Here”

And it’s quite a tale of how not to run a business.  


The business plan was not fool-proof.  

(A sufficiently high-ranking fool can ruin any plan.)


My momma always says

”What happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen.”

I really wish I had stayed in the kitchen.

In the walk-in.  Also swearing at the top of my lungs.  

And crying.  With no milk left to spill.


It seems like the perfect place to rethink my life plan.


The new boss lost the business

And it went back to the old boss

Who does not want it.

Literally no one wants to be there

Except some customers who have no idea.  Poor saps.


Meet the new boss, who actually is the old boss.


Tears were shed, drinks were spilled.

A horrid time was had by all.

The computers are all broke and so’s the boss.

All kitchen staff get a pay cut effective immediately.  

Wait staff could wait all day for a table to show up.


The profit margin is marginally negative.  


Oh, and it’s the perfect time to close the bar,

Since we are between liquor licenses,

It’s the best time to try prohibition,

Just when everyone finally agreed

on one single thing:


We all need a fucking drink.  


allets's picture

Making It Work

those pay cuts hurt. Business failures are hard. Sorry to hear another one is rising from the ashes of the old one. Maybe this phoenix will have more resilient feathers and a beak full of booze to weather the economic climate. A write for the times ahead. Recession! :D



and_hera_met_zeus's picture

Making it work

is the perfect line for the circumstances :) thank you for your kind words, and I hope so too!

SSmoothie's picture

Ahajahaha awesome that last

Ahajahaha awesome that last line too thats gold! Is that a true story? If it wasnt id believe it. Well written. Dyong of envy and laughter! Really enjoyed it.  Hugss 

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and_hera_met_zeus's picture

Yep true.

The boss went out of business and the restaurant reverted to the old owners.  They are trying to fix it but they are just as shocked and helpless as the rest of us.  I had to get out my frustration.  Morale has plummetted, to be sure.  


But of course, things can only get better from here, right?  At least we have a shiny new liquor license so the booze is back lol :)

fuche_bu's picture

It always comes back to the

It always comes back to the drink

and_hera_met_zeus's picture


thanks for reading :)

Sandy11's picture

Wow, that one is great! So

Wow, that one is great! So sorry you had to live it to write it!! The service industry is a tough one!! 

and_hera_met_zeus's picture

You’re not kidding!

I’m ready to diversify my career lol