Saturday, January 21, 2006

My new job at Bar Louie (or, when the bright side is darker than Dick Cheney)

Bar Louie at Dearborn Station in Chicago is where I work now. Last night I worked my first dinner shift. I am straining, straining here to be positive and look on the bright side, etc. but I have discovered that I am NOT a late night person. If you check out their hours online, it says Bar Louie Dearborn is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. I WISH it were open til 1:00 a.m. It's actually open until 2:00 a.m. and on Saturdays it's open until 3:00. Who works those hours? Who wants to? Two a.m. used to be the very, very latest I might have gotten home from closing a Carson's Saturday night shift. Now it's closing time. Last night as it got later, the music sounded louder, the people became more difficult and I wondered how people get through these kinds of shifts.

The good news is that next week I'm not scheduled to work any dinner shifts at all. So come on by for lunch on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday! You can see me in my cute Bar Louie t-shirt that I get to wear with blue jeans. One of the benefits of working at Bar Louie is that I don't have to dress like a little man (white shirt, black pants, men's tie) as I did at Carson's and Nick and Tony's. God, I miss Nick and Tony's. Hell, I miss Carson's.

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