I've only been in the industry 5 yrs, And I've already seem and heard so much that I feel the need for a back up career. Most of the chefs I work with(hotel) have been cooking for many years, and many of them are now changing careers. Did you know we are the lowest paying trade, with some of the worst working conditions? In the tourisim Industry there are entry level jobs that require no experience, that make the same wage as a 2nd or 3rd commis. We do what we do because we luv food, and we luv the push, and kaos of it. But we should be paid fairly, we buy our own tools, clogs, ect, how many other jobs in this sector, or even maybe half the tades, have to supply thier own equiptment? We get treated like garbage by the servers, whom have no education or skill, and they make 2-6x the money we do. Food is a basic human need. Does anyone have any ideas, we all need to be treated fairly? We put passion, luv, sweat and tears in everyday, I think we are worth more... If you work in the industry, please look at other wages, servers, housekeepers, laundry, stewarding ect. Help!!!!
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5/8/06 at 11:38am