Didn't break my heart, she was a terrible leader and knew little of food.
I applied for the position and long story short, they brought in a guy who they planned to promote to Hospitality Director this coming July with the intention that I would learn from him and be given the promotion then.
I was encouraged to bring in my replacement and train him in what I do while focusing my attention on learning from the new F&B.
All good, but I did mention to a few that I had put myself in a precarious position, having someone who could do my job while the position above me was filled. If they changed their mind I was the easiest replaced.
But, I'd been with the company nearly 8 years, multiple promotions and raises, always treated well, so I went into it with good faith.
Also, my replacement was going to a 7 week Sushi school to be ready for the newly remodeled Steak and Sushi restaurant.
So, I was surprised (but not terribly so) when at the beginning of April they told me they could no longer afford me.
The thing that bothered me was I never held them up for raises or promotiuons, they always came to me. I thought that if they were paying me X amount that one, I deserved it, and two, they could afford it.
I was told that they could keep me on to help get the new restaurant going since the Chef was in school.
I continued to work for 2 weeks but as time went on couldn't see giving that much effort only to be let go in 7 weeks.
I was getting 1 or 2 hours of sleep most nights.
So I put in my notice, and they terminated me on the spot.
I'm sure they were worried that once I decided to leave I could do a lot of damage.
That's not like me, but I understand they couldn't take the chance.
My biggest mistake was putting in a notice without having something lined up, but I just couldn't continue.
Well, I start at one of the nicer restaurants in the area on Wednesday, I'll be working the saute' station, which I love.
Going to be a nice change to have only 6 feet of responsibility.
The Chef there is leaving after the summer, so this will probably turn into something more.
Suddenly un-needed after 8 years, got a job at a nicer place.
Edited by Just Jim - 4/26/10 at 3:40pm