First off this is my first post, on the forum. I've been going to culinary school for almost 2 years now and I have just started working in the real world for just over 3 months now. At first I was excited but a couple weeks in I was dying. The first restaurant I worked for is a very famouse place in NYC. But I quit in less than 2 months. I was very dissapointed in my self after that since it was a relly great oppurtunity. But I think that the place was under so much pressure to suceed. Just before I came on fulltime I heard that the Chef was fired for a relly stupid reason. 2 weeks later the a sous chef jumped ship. Then a bakery sous chef jumped and I know from talking with the staff that most of the front of the house has been rehired in less than 3 months. And while looking for jobs I find out that they are looking for another sous chef, So another sous chef probly bailed. I don't know but if you have that many people quiting on you there may be something wrong with managment.
I needed another job and just took what ever was avalible and relly didn't think hard about it. The place I'm working now has to be the sloppiest kitchen I've seen. I would never eat there food first beacuse it tastes bad and second it's been time/tempertaure abused and could be potentialy dangrerose to eat. The workers are sloppy as ****. We have 2 people cooking and like 3 cleaning staff. the cleaning staff basicly cleans after the messes that people make. I always clean up after myself and it pisses me off when I get on shif and have to spend an hour cleaning the mess they made. I'm basicy on my own there. I don't relly cook much. I just open boxes and heat things up or open bags and plop them on a tray. I'm learning nothing at all just running food and cleaning. In fact I think bad habits are rubbing on to me. I'm defintly quitting tomorow .
I don't know if it's that I've haven't been too smart choosing the places to work or if I should look into doing something else. I just feel so discouraged. I have no money, no job and my last semester of culinary school is starting in a month. School is like a vacation, but what am I going to do after I have my associates. Should I give it another try? I don't know that to do. Help.