March 17th, 2004

To buy or not to buy, that is the question...

Ya'll know me, I'm always looking to cut corners where I can, in my attempts to get out of debt ASAP.

Well, my hard drive has started to make bad noises recently, which, I'm beginning to think means, it is not long for this world. Plus, I'm starting to run out of hard drive space. And I haven't done a clean install of 2000, in quite a while.

(Yes, I know it's bad when you have to clean install every six months, but I'm a gamer and so I can't walk away from Windows.)

I really wish I had a paid account, 'cuz then I could put a poll here.

So what do you think I should do:

Go ahead, get a new hard drive, just spend less money paying ahead student loans this week.
Wait until this one crashes and then get a new hard drive. (Make copies of my financial spreadsheets on the RAID every night.)
Pray really hard over this hard drive.

Figure this One Out!

The restaurant I work for is running well. People are taken care of.

Yes, problems crop up occasionally, but not more than any other restaurant. And we consistantly get high to perfect scores on our secret shoppers.

Here's the problem. We're doing this with consistantly much fewer servers than corporate says we're suppose to for the amount of sales going on.

We apparently have twice the sales/service hour than the the next lowest store. So we give good service, with less people, meaning less wages paid. You'd think this is a good thing. But apparently not. Our district manager is absolutely hounding my store's service manager to get more servers working.

Lessee, a store that gives good service, pays less in wages and consistantly has the highest bar mix in the district?

That sounds like a well managed restaurant to me. Apparently corporate doesn't want that!

WTF?
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