Friday, June 17, 2011

I feel like a stripper

I have to take a lot of singles to the bank in large amounts when I deposit my tips. Yes, credit card tips come in the form of my paycheck but I save up my cash tips from a few shifts before I make a trip to the bank. I always wonder what they think my story is. It's probably pretty common with all the waitresses/waiters in New York, but you never know since there are plenty of strip clubs as well.

Anyway, last night we had 4 waitresses, which turned out to be 2 too many. My tables wrapped up nicely all at about 9pm and I was out of there by 9:30 with $102 in tips. Hells yeah! Whatever I make from last night, tonight and Sunday will be on my last paycheck of the month before I start putting money towards August loans so it's pretty rewarding knowing that I will get to directly benefit from this money.  

$102 from last night alone means $51 to my credit card bill, $25.50 to me and $25.50 to savings. Nice :)

After work I met up with my friend B at the bar she works at. Since she knew the bartender, we got free drinks so my fun night out costs $5. Not too shabby. B has a beach house in NJ and invited me there for the day on Saturday. I'm debating going since I will be busy the next few weekends and I've been wanting to go but I still have unpacking to do, I'd like to sleep in, I wanted to get a good workout in and some other friends are having a girls night out. Fortunately she said I can wait until after work tonight to see how I feel and decide then.

2 comments:

  1. At least you're making extra dough and not doing stuff like this:
    http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/spending-money-like-a-20-something/

    I did the real job and the side job (retail) for a little over a year and it sucked. I made so little doing the side job that the stress and interference with my 9-5 that's never really that (7am-8pm, holla). I really should have acquired some waitressing skills in college ... BLAST!

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  2. That article is awesome! And actually pretty true. My rent is that high, money does turn into monopoly money when you're wasted and I'm definitely paying off loans. However, I don't have an iPhone nor do I buy organic expensive foods! The waitressing gig definitely helps though!

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