Yesterday I talked to the general manager about leaving the restaurant to go back to office work. I told her that starting in January, I'd be working with some temp agencies and would need my weekdays free, but I could keep working weekend shifts if they need me. She said they might not, which means I might be finished with waitressing at the end of the month!
What a sudden shift in my immediate future. I'm excited as well as nervous since, of course, I don't have a new job yet. But I have hope that one of these staffing agencies could be my connection to my next positon. Or maybe one of the dozens of companies I've been applying to will actually contact me once we're all done with wrapping paper and sugar cookies. Please let me start getting some responses to my resume soon!
Suckily, I'm scheduled to work dinner shifts on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, but I'll console myself with the knowlege that after these next few weeks, I will never wait tables again. Ever.