THE NEW SCHEDULE
I am still adjusting to the changes at work. With Morgan and Pablo gone, things haven’t been the same. Tuesdays and Wednesdays were supposed to be my new days off after Pablo left. But the restaurant decided to close on Mondays from now on. So my new days off are now Mondays and Tuesdays. I really do miss my regular Fridays and Saturdays off though! I was looking forward to getting my regular days off again when the new guy finally caught up on his speed to work weekends. Well, plans change, I guess. =( It doesn’t look like I’ll be having Fridays and Saturdays off again any time soon. Mondays I have off anyways since we are closed. And if I wanted to ever take a Friday or Saturday off again, that means that I won’t get two consecutive days off. So…bummer!! And I just hate sandwich weekends. So it looks like Mondays and Tuesdays are now officially my permanent new days off.
With Pablo’s replacement (aka the new guy), I am not sure what’s going on with him. He works the evenings on Tuesdays when I am not there. And I guess on the other days, he works in the mornings. He seems like a nice dude, but speed seems to be his weakness.
The sexual harassment at work ceased to continue. Thank God! I think it’s been handled well. The harassers have not been creeping me out anymore. It was really starting to become unbearable. The experiences really made me question and want to dig deeper into the Latino culture to better understand the chauvinistic behavior of some of my (past and present) coworkers.
The Latino kids I grew up with were American, born into a land of the “melting pot”. And in our town of Cerritos, it seems like Asians are the majority. However, I began to realize that most of the Latinos I work with are the “poor and uneducated” ones that crossed the border (some of them illegally) in hopes of a better life here. It’s probably rare that they have even seen or worked with many Asian women. I guess that is why we are so “exotic” to them, despite being beautiful, ugly, or average looking.