|new job drama
||[Jul. 24th, 2010|07:30 pm]
The Question Club
Ok TQC help me out here please :)|
Here is my situation:
I recently quit my job a couple months back because of super-shitty management/not enough hours/fucked-up-fucking-bullshit. I left that coffee shop for another one right down the street, lol. Now I am currently working at a donut/coffee shop. However my job title is "server" instead of what it should be, "barista". Let me tell you why that is fucked up. A servers pay is basically 4 dollars an hour, plus whatever tips you get. whereas a barista's pay would be right around 8 dollars an hour, plus tips. I am providing the customer with counter service only. I stand behind the counter just like they do at Dunkin Donuts, or Krispy-Kreme. I serve you exactly the same as they do. BUT the customer just throws the change thats left over after you break a dollar into our tip cup (which we have to split with 2 other servers by the way!!!), and thats about it. Because they don't realize that we are only making 4 bucks an hour and desperately rely on them tipping 20% on their coffee and donuts (which never, ever happens!) needless to say, I am making very little money for all of my bills here! I am a college student btw so I have rent and car payments and all that bs to pay for just like everyone else!! The environment is great, and the people are pretty cool. I even like my bosses, its just that the money is absolute shit! Plus, he promised me 30 hours a week when I was hired, and I am only getting 24 hours a week. To make it even worse, he just told me today he was going to CUT MY HOURS! wtf?! I left a pretty decent paying job to work there because I was told I would be averaging 10 bucks an hour when i was hired... Any who, on with my point... I was just offered a job by an old boss from a few years ago. I was interviewed and hired for 40 hours a week as a shift leader/supervisor, with promotion potential!! (to the assistant manager position) :) Pay is 9 dollars an hour plus tips, I am so excited! It is a super-cute-adorable-incredibly-busy coffee shop, located on campus of my college. Here lies my problem... the campus is going to be closed for 2 weeks during Christmas, so thats 2 weeks with no pay. Worst of all, I may not have a job during the summer, because the campus is so slow. I will have to find a summer job or something... I will be at the college Mondays through Fridays, (the shop is closed on the weekends because there are no classes in session) starting when the fall semester starts in August. As of now, I am only training at the college on my days off from the donut shop. fyi I will also be taking two classes when fall semester starts, so I will be busy with that on top of 40 hours at the college, and I also do the books for my parents's business once a week for a couple hours. I haven't given my 2 weeks notice to the donut shop because I don't know what I should do yet... I feel really guilty/bad because he is a nice guy to work for and it is a fun job. I just dont make enough money there and I feel like its unfair how he pays us, ya know? I have no clue what I am going to do for work during the summer either... HELP!!
TQC, do I:
a.) give my two weeks notice at the donut shop to take the job at the college full time, and worry about finding work for summer later?
b.) try to keep the job at the donut shop VERY part time? Like, should I tell a white lie to my boss at the donut shop and say that I am going back to school full time mon-fri(while I work at the college) and I can only work on Saturdays for him until summer time? just to see if he goes for it?
(However, I highly doubt he would want to have a seasonal worker, ya know? idk!)
c.) other (please explain any ideas)?
what should I do?!