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Been an emotional week.

Post by Lasagna Pirate » Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:14 am

Livid.
Back in August the restaurant I work at fired the Sous. He was a toxic negative person…. Constantly complaining. The day after, I went to the Exec, (who hangs out there sometimes) and said what do you think…. Do I have the skills?
He said “ you are ready.”
So I went to the Head Chef (CDC) and said, “ I’m ready to step up since there is a vacancy.”
CDC went to her boss (Top Exec))and came back to me with “They’re not filling the position for cost reasons.” Other positions would cover the work.
Beginning of October they hired a new Sous. (Funny side note: his first Sous position 8 years ago was the last time I was a Sous…. He replaced me! We’ve had the same job.) I was promptly told he was being fast tracked to another restaurant manager position, he’d be temporary.
He lasted just over a week, he walked out on the day of the new menu roll out.
The next day the Head Chef was fired (* offered to be moved to another location and demoted),
So today I talked with the Exec about the Sous position…… apparently one of the other cooks approached the Top Exec directly and asked for the position at some point in the past. (Before August? I started asking the day after the old old Sous was fired.)

He’s getting the position….
That I was told it’s not being filled …. And it has now been filled twice.

I was offered ‘shift manager’ ….basically if there’s not other Sous/Jr.Sous/CDC around I’m ‘in charge’. Also I’ll be trained on the systems, so maybe sometime in the future I’d have a better chance at Sous.
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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by Lasagna Pirate » Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:47 am



Here’s a track I wrote about it.
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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by Mr. Marty » Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:03 am

Good luck man.
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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by Heigen5 » Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:10 pm

Don't know what a Sous means, or if I understood everything right, but I think you wanted to get a new position. Well, good luck. Gonna peep your video later on. :)

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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by Lasagna Pirate » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:18 pm

Heigen5 wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:10 pm
Don't know what a Sous means, or if I understood everything right, but I think you wanted to get a new position. Well, good luck. Gonna peep your video later on. :)
Sous Chef. It a French term used in the culinary brigade system. It means ‘under’ … so the Sous Chef is ‘under’ the Head Chef or Chef de Cuisine. They’ll run the show day to day, do ordering and know how to run each station, and keeping everyone from stabbing each other.

The pay is ridiculously good and I actually get along with everyone
Also… on a positive note, I got noticed twice this week.
First was the Sous from one of the other locations. She hangs out for a drink at our place. She said she’s watched me work … and thought I WAS the Sous.
The second was by the guy described to me as ‘the most important person in the company you’ll come across.” He’s a Regional Director (or something) Wednesday was incredibly busy, more so than a Friday, (where we’d have more workers on)and it was just me and a kid that has less than a month of experience. We killed it. And he saw it.
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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by Lasagna Pirate » Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:52 pm

LoL
Picked up the modules. Guy that answers the door is his roommate…… I guy I worked with when I was last a Sous. He had moved out of province years ago.
It’s a small world.
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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by DollarBill » Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:42 am

That all sounds stressful - best wishes and all that.
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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by Lasagna Pirate » Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:39 am

DollarBill wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:42 am
That all sounds stressful - best wishes and all that.
So I come in today and setup …. The general manager asks to see me in the office.

Appears a few someones filed complaints about “how I talk to them”.
A dish had been mistakenly ordered. Extra … basically going to get thrown out. She grabs it and says she’s going to eat it. I say “ring it in as your staff meal.” It’s policy. She got offered by this. And fuck… just wouldn’t let it go.
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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by DollarBill » Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:28 am

Lasagna Pirate wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:39 am
DollarBill wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:42 am
That all sounds stressful - best wishes and all that.
So I come in today and setup …. The general manager asks to see me in the office.

Appears a few someones filed complaints about “how I talk to them”.
A dish had been mistakenly ordered. Extra … basically going to get thrown out. She grabs it and says she’s going to eat it. I say “ring it in as your staff meal.” It’s policy. She got offered by this. And fuck… just wouldn’t let it go.
Some people think life is reality TV. Or a sitcom. I would have let it slide now, but once upon a time would have cared. My list of shit I give a shit about has gotten really tiny. (mostly stuff related to survival and distracting myself to avoid anxiety about surviving.)

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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by Trobador222 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:37 am

Sounds like a stressful work environment all around. Down here, right now, you would have your choice of jobs in the food service industry. It might be a good time to shop around.

One of the reasons I am so happy with the company I am driving for, is the way they treat us and the east going environment at work. I could make more money but I like the place so much, it’s worth staying just because they seem to appreciate us as workers. I enjoy going to work and that’s kind of a rare place to be. Good luck on things.
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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by Lasagna Pirate » Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:56 pm

Therapy.

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Still moving things around….. but I have enough modules to fill the rack …….and more!
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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by DollarBill » Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:50 pm

Lasagna Pirate wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:56 pm
Therapy.

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Still moving things around….. but I have enough modules to fill the rack …….and more!
Damn! That's a noice desk fulla hoardware
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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by Lasagna Pirate » Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:54 am

Thanks.
I’ve got the modules installed and connected to the daw. Still need to setup the drum machine and the ‘auxiliary’ synths.
I’m getting a vibe from it already…. My choice of modules was fairly specific, it’s pretty lofi and grungy…. But there is a potential for more delicate synth sounds.
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Re: Been an emotional week.

Post by Lasagna Pirate » Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:10 am

LoL I’m in so much pain.

I like the dirty little pain slut I am.
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