It's an adorable small cafe near Death Valley. I was hired on to take over two shifts, 2 - AM and 2 - PM. I spent most of the first couple of days (it was really slow) cleaning. Grease, food dribbles...
The cook who showed me the ropes is a nice guy but...
In the past 3 days I've been there I have NEVER seen him wash his hands once, he touches everything from raw meat to raw bacon and then prepares salads or cold sandwiches, eats items as he preps them and to top it all off he's dropped over 3 different food items on the floor and picked them up and used them! :eek: His reasoning was "they'll never know". (One dish was even going to the local sheriff on their lunch break!)
I won't have to deal with this once I'm the only one in the kitchen on my shifts, but jeeeezzz. It's so in the middle of "nowhere" I doubt if the health inspector even knows the address to come around once in awhile. (It's close to where I live in NV but far from any major city in CA, where it's located)
I know the owners are planning to change the menu to much lighter, fresher and healtier fare and he has only been there for a few months.
If the owners bring up sanitation issues with him, the only person who would have observed this would be me. The server doesn't really care one way or another.
I'm looking forward to being involved with the re-invention of this little place and know they're having problems with reliable help.
What would you do?
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(and yeah...I'm looking at other employment options)