Friday, September 23, 2011

Catch Up Fridays

(Sunshine) Hello ladies, I hope that everyone is doing well.

(Cathy) Hi everyone! Sorry I am late! What did I do yesterday??? Hmmm, oh yeah, nothing. That is a problem. Terry, (the dog) and I watched the rain and had many thoughts of what we should be doing. I did make dinner. We had pasta with a saffron, wine, cream sauce with asagio cheese and grilled shrimp. Yummy! Tonight we are bbq'ing steak with a cesear salad and grilled veggies. Double yum!

Work is crazy busy. We were instructed to open the second cash this week which made everything even more hectic. The meanager is on the main cash and one of my co-workers is on the second cash, which insanely leaves only one person serving and me on continuous fry, baking and refilling of items and helping out serving when I can. What are you still frying? What a crazy tiring mess! Then to top it all off, I found out that the new girl is only getting $10.00/hr, not even minimum wage. She was not even aware of the fact that minimum wage in Ontario for adults is $10.25 per hour as of March 2010 and they have been underpaying her since that time. We encouraged her to stand up for herself and get the matter resolved. She did make a call and spoke to the person who hired her. He is the owner's son and he told her that was sorry and that it was a mistake and he would have to look into it and he would need to speak to his father to find out when he can put her increase through. When she asked for back pay, he apparently laughed and said he wishes that he could do that but it's not going to happen! Everyday I see the injustices with this company and it make me so mad. These women working for the company are just so thankful to have a job that they don't want to make any waves and they continue to be mistreated. What a horrible thing to take advantage of someone in such a cruel way! I wonder how many other women in the company are being underpaid and mistreated?Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Wow, that is not sounding like a good place. Hang in there Sunshine, I have a meeting on Sunday with a Salesman I hired to review a proposal for a new school. Our plan is to have it presented by Thanksgiving. And we will see from there. You can run that school's food services. It will be a piece of cake compared to what you have been dealing with. This all sounds great! I am so glad it's all working out. If I don't get my full-time status, maybe I'll come work for you!!!!! Work for me is busy, sales in the kitchen are up compared to what they were last year. As well as the regular work week I catered a breakfast and lunch for 220 women this morning. I hired 'the teenager' and a friend of hers to help out. Plus the teenager came in to the kitchen for 5 hours yesterday helping get everything prepared. As I was saying my goodbyes to the client, she asked me to send her a quote for another event, Nov 5th. It is a hor's d'oeurves and dessert event for 400 people! Of course, the teenager is "take it mom"! But, 400 is allot of people so I am going to think about and find out what exactly they want before I decide to take it or not.

Anyway, on to other things. Everyone else is doing well and busy with school and work. My sister is getting married next March and she is starting to get busy making all of the plans for the wedding. It was originally going to be a small wedding but now it has ballooned into something very big and lavish. I am so happy for her and her fiance. They deserve all the best that life has to offer. Unfortunately, her fiance's mom passed away this week so they have been dealing with a lot of sadness. They are feeling as though it is hard to find happiness and feel good when their life continues to be challenging in many, many ways. I hope that they can see the silver lining in the clouds. Please pass our condolences on to your sister and future brother in law. They have had a tough time. Let's hope and pray it's all good news from now on.

We are off to a banquet tonight for Freedom Village. http:// husbands nephew is at FV since January and will be at the banquet so we are going to support him. I am looking forward to sitting down and having someone else serve me!

Well, it is time for me to go put my feet up and read Saturday's paper for awhile. I am exhausted and it's only 3:00pm.

Enjoy your rest. You all deserved it. Did I tell you I discovered a new product for my hair? Its called, "Kinky Curley". It's awesome!! I am contemplating the BC, or the big chop. This will cut off all of the relaxed hair and leave me with only the new growth. I will have a really short hair cut if I do this so I think I will wait for more new growth before I cut!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!!!!!


  1. Carolin, HELP! Why is the colour thing not working for me anymore?????????