It Happened…

Yesterday, I was laid off from the best job ever. Everyone was so apologetic, they knew I knew it was coming. I didn’t feel bad for me, I will be fine I felt bad for my General Manager, Director of Human Resources and my boss because I knew how many more they had to do. … Continue reading

How Long…

I guess that is the question every person is asking themselves especially in hospitality. How long? How long, will I be out of work? How long, will the restaurants be closed for. How long will this go on? The real answer is nobody knows. I can say with all certainty at least 30 days, it … Continue reading

Wow… It Has Only Been a Week

This time last week I was in shock and disbelief St. Patrick’s Day had been cancelled. Today I am sitting here numb by what I have seen in the past week. The closures, the cut hours, the layoffs and now the worry of what next. Since yesterday numerous friends have been furloughed. People who I … Continue reading

It has begun…

The next eight weeks will be the toughest the hospitality industry has ever seen. I can assure you the layoffs have begun. It is beyond scary, yes unemployment will help many, however many don’t make much as it is. Unemployment will be about 1/2 of our normal pay. For those who get tips, bellmen, valet, … Continue reading

Did I Miss Something?

Did I Miss Something?

I had to venture to Wal-Mart yesterday to pick up a prescription for my daughter. Did I completely miss the memo there is a Hurricane and a Zombie Apocalypse? I have seen bare shelves in the past because of hurricanes but we still have soap and toilet paper. This is absolutely insane, the following photos … Continue reading

Time Will Tell…

Time Will Tell…

Only time will truly tell the impact on businesses, economy and people’s mental health.  Yesterday, we decided as a family to support some local businesses and enjoy the beautiful spring day.  Downtown was busy, there were numerous groups of people decked in green, strolling through Savannah enjoying the 80 degree weather.  It was weird, people … Continue reading

The Five Stages of Grief…

The Five Stages of Grief…

The past week has felt like a death in everyone’s family.  196 Year Tradition was given the ax because of an invisible microbe invading everywhere.  I admit I do wish it was zombies at least with zombies, I know how to defeat them and I have a plan (no judging I have a zombie apocalypse … Continue reading

An Eerie Calm

The calmness that has overcome the city is eerie.  I have been through Hurricanes, the calmness that is currently happening is weird.  It is a Friday before St. Patrick’s Day any normal year, there would be lines of people checking in, doing shots of liquor in the lobby, bag pipers letting us know the party … Continue reading

An Unexpected Guest…

An Unexpected Guest…

I have made no secret that I have have worked in hospitality for several years, okay close to twenty.  I also have made it no secret on my displeasure of our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, we have.  There is green beer, green grits, green Jell-o shots and anything else you can possible think is green.  … Continue reading

Saying Goodbye

Saturday night, I received a text from a friend and former co-worker. The text was simple, “Mary died Wednesday.” I knew he was too broken up to type much more. We worked together for almost 8 years, I spent 40 plus hours a week for 8 years that is a long time. Mary was the … Continue reading