Doan Chung-Hernandez

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So I did it again, I quit Sergio’s. I quit there once before, but after much consideration I decided to stay there once a week, Tuesdays.  After coming to grips with the fact that we’re moving, I realized that I need to put my two weeks in soon otherwise there won’t be two weeks to put in.  I really respect my boss, so I didn’t want to just quit without giving the proper two weeks.  Since I was only there once a week and Brian is super cool, he said it was cool if I wanted to just have last Tuesday be my last night.  It was fine with me, so now I don’t work at Sergio’s anymore.  But, the chef there did ask me to come back to take some photos of the food.  Even though I’m probably not going to do it, it was cool to actually get asked to take some photos for a business.  As most of you know I’m a photo whore and when I get to Austin I’m thinking about taking my passion for photography more serious.  Along with quiting at Sergio’s I also quit the Cheese.  However, that was another story.  I debated for a long time if I should even put my two weeks in there or if I should just be a total bitch and just quit one day.  My conscious got the best of me and I decided to just give proper notice.  I’m glad I did because I musta caught Kealoha on a good day because she was super cool about the whole thing, so cool that I even asked if she was happy to see me go.  Anyhow, I finally quit both places this time, and this time it’s for reals, which means I’m just that much closer to moving to Austin.

I don’t know exactly how it happen, but after I quit Sergio’s my good friend Brian, along with a few others talked me into staying for just one day. Brian’s a really good sales person and the following week I went Brian, my boss and decided to stay on for just one day, Tuesdays.  I thought about it and even though I don’t make as much there and there’s so much more work, the people there are so cool.  I work with a bunch of characters, like myself, so we manage to make work super entertaining.  It’s a fiasco sometimes.  And when word got around that I was leaving, everyone seemed real bummed out by it, which was really flattering.  Anyhow, as for now, I’m there one day a week.

Yep, I quit Sergio’s. I don’t think I ever mentioned it before but I got a job at Sergio’s about two months ago and last Saturday I quit. This has to be the record for me for shortest job held. You see, I got the job under the impression that I would be making roughly around 3-4 hundred a night. The person who told me this is the wife of the general manager at Sergio’s and now I know she likes to over exaggerate. I work with her at my current job and she got my friend Brian a job there and when I asked her to get me a job she said that they don’t hire females. So instead of asking the managers wife, I asked my good buddy Brian to get me a job. The GM, whose name is also Brian told Brian to tell me to come on down, which basically meant I got the job. Any how, to make the long story short my plan was to quit my current job and stay at Sergio’s once I adjusted. There was a lot of things I really liked about being at Sergio’s. The staff is pretty cool, with the exception of one or two guys, I really like my boss Brian, which was really refreshing because I don’t know the last time I really respected my boss, we get fed at night, for free, and after work we’re welcome to try the wine, just as long as we clock out and changed our shirt. I came home many nights nicely buzzed. Anyhow, now why the hell would I quit? Here goes, after working here I’m not sure if fine dining is quit for me. I’m just not sophisticated enough. I don’t like rules and there’s a million rules when it comes to fine dining and I don’t just mean which utensil to use. I have to put the tea cup at four o’ clock and the champaign glass to the left of the knife but the cocktail glass to the right of the spoon and not to take the bread basket before bringing a new one, the list goes on and on. Now, I know it’s not so bad once I get it all down but the money really was the breaking point for me. I make more at my joe blow job than at this place and the work is so easy and a lot less work involved. At Sergio’s the side work never ended. These people really take pride in their job because they polish the hell out of every fucking thing. I can’t tell you how much I hated all the tedious bull shit work there.  I came home tired all the time and had to wake up to do it all over again. Of course it was nice to have a lot of money but I was starting to loose my sanity.  I never had anytime for myself anymore let alone my honey and dog.  Ray had been trying to get me to quit for the longest time.  He even bought me this computer as bate to leer me away from work.  It took me so long because I really enjoy having a boss I respect.  Last Saturday I pulled Brian aside and put my two weeks in.  Telling him was really hard and I felt like I was breaking up with a boyfriend that didn’t want to get broken up with.  It sucked and I hate that I let him down but I have to do what’s best for me.