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Having a hard time finding a dishwashing job.

post #1 of 12
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Ive applied to god knows how many restaurants for a dishwashing position and I have yet to get hired. Interviewed perhaps but not hired. I come in wearing a suit and tell them just how committed I am and I haven't yielded any positive results. Im nineteen year old young lady and I will be going to culinary school in the fall. Any suggestions from my betters would be much appreciated. Thank you.
post #2 of 12
Oh lord, please don't go in wearing a suit for a dishwashing position... in my opinion it simply sends a wrong message. You aren't going in to interview to be a chef or an engineer and a dishwasher is essentially a nitty and gritty position in which you have to demonstrate that you are not afraid to get dirty to get the job done. Go in looking clean yet casual and ready to be on your hands and knees scrubbing and cleaning whatever's dirty.
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post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much. I can tell you that I am most definitely not afraid to get dirty! So a pair of clean jeans and a white shirt would be fine?
post #4 of 12
Yes, that will be more than adequate.
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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
I just got a dish-washing job paying 10 bucks an hour at an upscale restaurant! The chef is really nice and will be starting me out tomorrow. Thank you for your advice!
post #6 of 12
Do you know the site craigslist ?
I'm sure you'll be hired !
post #7 of 12
wow nice advise and she also got a job..cool mate..well done and congrats young lady wo got the job :)
post #8 of 12
I live in the bay area and lately I have placed ads on craigslist offering to work for free, to gain experience. All I get is spam mail. I guess I need to physically go to the restaurant during their slow times and offer to work for free doing anything.
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post #9 of 12
rjx most restaurants will be happy to have you work for free, try to figure out what time the chefs start work and just show up in the morning and tell them you want to work for the week.

i have done this a few times at some top restaurants, just be prepaird to do some really crap jobs to start with because they wont trust you at all
post #10 of 12
Thank you for the advice. I am going to do this. And when I do, I will bring my whites with me and say i'm ready, now! Put me to work.

****. Nothing else is working.
"To be a good chef all you got to do is lots of little things well" -Marco Pierre

"As far as cuisine is concerned, one must read everything, see everything, hear everything, try everything, observe everything, in order to retain in the end, just a little bit." -Fernand Point
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"To be a good chef all you got to do is lots of little things well" -Marco Pierre

"As far as cuisine is concerned, one must read everything, see everything, hear everything, try everything, observe everything, in order to retain in the end, just a little bit." -Fernand Point
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post #11 of 12

Yammm

That sounds good
post #12 of 12
would be a good idea to eat alot before you go and bring a drink bottle.
if the kitchen is under pressure they dont want to show you where to get a drink and they might not stop for a break all day either
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