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Dudes and Cooking as a Career: SERIOUS BUSINESS

This is my first post here and I have had a little to drink tonight, but I'm kinda annoyed by coworkers and I wanted to discuss.

When I got into the food industry, it was for baking and pastry. I loved it, but for a multitude of reasons I got burnt out and ended up moving to the kitchen. I like working in kitchens, but I'll be glad to get out and change careers. One of the reasons? Guys take themselves way too seriously in the kitchen.

I'm constantly getting talked down to like I don't know what I'm doing, given "pointers" on how to do things better, and given guilt trips for taking my breaks (at a corporation!). There are things I don't know how to do, and when I don't know how to do them, I will ask you, and I will take all the info in that you give me, but if I don't ask, please kindly fuck off. I did go to culinary school, and although that doesn't necessarily mean anything in the food business, it does mean I know a thing or two. Maybe some things that you don't know.


You don't take your breaks? Not my problem! You've decided to be a martyr for a company that is rolling in money? Awesome, I'm gonna go sit down and puff on my ecig for 15 minutes.

And then there's the butting of heads between guys who think they know better than the other how to run things. One has been around for 4 years, one just transferred in from another store. Eventually you're gonna have to confront your issues and deal with this.

Seriously people, this is FOOD. It is not the emergency room, we are not debating over whether to do lifesaving surgery A or B on a patient. We are making halfway decent (sometimes) food for people. Get over yourselves.

Thank you for letting me rant!

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