Well… the good news and the bad news.
Firstly, the bad news. The manager at IHOP just called me and said “We can’t keep you on, we just don’t have the hours. Sorry it didn’t work out.”
I asked if there was another reason. Did I do something wrong? She assured me that it was strictly about hours. I have no reason to doubt her. Yesterday there were three of us working in the “dish pit” and tomorrow there would be four.
That brings me to the good news: I get to sleep in tomorrow.
Back to the drawing board I go.