Because that is the responsible thing to do, yes?
Anyways, even though I had no idea how much I would be working due to this development, it was a huge relief to know that I didn't have to worry anymore. It's hard to get stuff done when you're waiting for The Boss to call and say you have to come in because your coworker can't finish or make it to his shift. It's stressful too. The only days I could relax were days I had a full shift to work. I couldn't be called in because I was already there.
And to boot, one of the waitresses expressed a desire to learn how to cook. She wanted more hours and on the waitressing side, showed she was a quick learner. Already, she knows parts of the job and we know she's capable of handing a fast pace. Thursday she felt comfortable enough for me to go home early. We're still looking for another cook. Wednesday The Boss went to a job fair so today we will be interviewing potential applicants.
It's nice to finally feel like I can breathe. And think. Recently, my characters started talking to me again. They've been as bogged down by all this as I have.