We have three new tour guides at the restaurant and I’m glad about their arrival. Now I have “alternates” to cover for me when I suddenly get unavailable for work. I have known one of the new tourguides for years already (she’s my recruit!) and so we don’t have to go through the getting-to-know-each-other stage anymore. The other two tourguides I have only met twice and we haven’t really broken the ice yet, if you know what I mean.
Work feels more like play when you are in good terms with your workmates. I’m lucky that I tend to get along with my workmates easily, both in the office and at the restaurant. I guess it’s because I try to be a natural. What you see in me is what you get from me. I hate pretending, though sometimes, I really can’t help but apply the “plastic theory” (my Superfriend and I invented this concept!) to those rare people who feel they are superior over others.
I can only hope that the three tourguides enjoy their work at the restaurant enough for them to last there for years. I must say restaurant service isn’t for the faint of heart. You get to deal with guests coming from various levels of society. While some are decent and easy to please, there are others who seem to be born to be fussy and are programmed to complain at the slightest provocation. But work-related drama aside, restaurant service is very fulfilling and fun. You really just have to go with the flow sometimes and do things right at all times. 🙂