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The kitchen is staffed now for September when the students go back to school.  I hired a new cook yesterday and I think she is going to work out very well.  She was incredibly nervous in the interview (how could she not be.. she had me, the FOH manager and the owner in there with her) but we were fairly laid back about it.  I was very happy with her answers to my questions and as soon as I saw her I had a good feeling about her and I'm really happy I took the chance on interviewing her given the reservations I had with her resume.  She seems very eager to get started and her first shift is on Tuesday with the KM.  I have her with me on Friday in fruits and that is where for now we need to focus on training as our need for staff who can do fruits is a little on the dire side.  So with her and the dishwasher we are moving into the kitchen part time, we are good to go in the fall.  I am so happy.. I was starting to get really worried. 

Let's just hope that everything works out and there are no potholes along the road ahead...

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Hi leeniek, Hows everything in your world, I hope your doing good. Great to see the new girl passed the fist test, The interview. Don't be surprised if you see her get nervous under pressure, she already showed that in the interview....................... The best.................Bill

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Hi Bill.. good to see you on here too!

 

Kitchen wise things seem to be in place.. a dishwasher did us a favour by doing his third no call no show today and he's history.  He was on his way out anyway and he just made it that much easier for us to say sayonara to him.  If the new girl gets nervous we will be there to help her.  She's bound to be nervous.. she's the FNG and she knows it.  But all of us were the FNG once and there is no ego allowed in our kitchen and someone will be there to help her along the way.  For now we're bringing her in during the week as the weekends are crazy.  She will be eventually brought in on weekends and her first weekend shift is going to be a fruit shift with me.  I can keep my cool and I know she is going to be slow and well.. the KM and I are the strongest on fruits and one of us needs to be running the show while the other one trains.  I'd prefer to let him run it while I train and he is fine with that.

 

On the home front.. all is well.  My son is doing just fine and he's getting ready to spend a week in Woodstock at my inlaws.  His sister went last month and she had a great time.  My mother in law is in her early 80s so it's easier for her now that they are older to have one kid over at a time, and it gives her a chance to really get to know them too.  My father in law passed away a year before my son was born so neither of them knew Opa but they hear about him all the time.  I'm starting Christmas crafts.. I know it's early but this year I actually want to make alot of gifts for a change. 

 

How are things with you, Bill?

 

take care

a

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Hi Bill.. good to see you on here too!

 

Kitchen wise things seem to be in place.. a dishwasher did us a favour by doing his third no call no show today and he's history.  He was on his way out anyway and he just made it that much easier for us to say sayonara to him.  If the new girl gets nervous we will be there to help her.  She's bound to be nervous.. she's the FNG and she knows it.  But all of us were the FNG once and there is no ego allowed in our kitchen and someone will be there to help her along the way.  For now we're bringing her in during the week as the weekends are crazy.  She will be eventually brought in on weekends and her first weekend shift is going to be a fruit shift with me.  I can keep my cool and I know she is going to be slow and well.. the KM and I are the strongest on fruits and one of us needs to be running the show while the other one trains.  I'd prefer to let him run it while I train and he is fine with that.

 

On the home front.. all is well.  My son is doing just fine and he's getting ready to spend a week in Woodstock at my inlaws.  His sister went last month and she had a great time.  My mother in law is in her early 80s so it's easier for her now that they are older to have one kid over at a time, and it gives her a chance to really get to know them too.  My father in law passed away a year before my son was born so neither of them knew Opa but they hear about him all the time.  I'm starting Christmas crafts.. I know it's early but this year I actually want to make alot of gifts for a change. 

 

How are things with you, Bill?

 

take care

a


Happy to hear your boy is doing well, hope he has a nice time with Grandma. It will be back to school for him soon, so he better get some fun in soon.

  I'm doing good, going on a bit of R&R in a week, before the kids get back to school. I'm training a new Chef/kitchen manager to take over the day to day operation. I want to get into some new menus for the fall, so would like to see him pick up things fast.

  I had to laugh about the dishwasher with 3 no shows, you know how I feel about that. I only give them one chance to screw up my business, then its "don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out". I had a cook call me one morning, said he couldn't come to work, lost his shoes. I told him he better find them, he will need them to take a bus down the the unemployment office. Stupid, doesn't work very long in a kitchen, it will come and bite you in the butt if you don't watch out...............The best....Bill

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Happy to hear your boy is doing well, hope he has a nice time with Grandma. It will be back to school for him soon, so he better get some fun in soon.

  I'm doing good, going on a bit of R&R in a week, before the kids get back to school. I'm training a new Chef/kitchen manager to take over the day to day operation. I want to get into some new menus for the fall, so would like to see him pick up things fast.

  I had to laugh about the dishwasher with 3 no shows, you know how I feel about that. I only give them one chance to screw up my business, then its "don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out". I had a cook call me one morning, said he couldn't come to work, lost his shoes. I told him he better find them, he will need them to take a bus down the the unemployment office. Stupid, doesn't work very long in a kitchen, it will come and bite you in the butt if you don't watch out...............The best....Bill

 

The dishwasher has been with us for longer than three months so we were in the process of getting rid of him to begin with and he just helped us along with that.  I knew you'd laugh about that one! 

The cook lost his shoes, huh?  How on earth does one lose their shoes??  I had to laugh about that one but it's kind of ironic because yesterday the KM's street shoes went missing from the men's room and no one can find them anywhere.  Apparently his shoes grew a human body and walked away...

Enjoy your R&R... I have the last full week of this month booked off for the same thing.. I need a break and I want to do some family things before the kids go back to school.

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Happy to hear your boy is doing well, hope he has a nice time with Grandma. It will be back to school for him soon, so he better get some fun in soon.

  I'm doing good, going on a bit of R&R in a week, before the kids get back to school. I'm training a new Chef/kitchen manager to take over the day to day operation. I want to get into some new menus for the fall, so would like to see him pick up things fast.

  I had to laugh about the dishwasher with 3 no shows, you know how I feel about that. I only give them one chance to screw up my business, then its "don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out". I had a cook call me one morning, said he couldn't come to work, lost his shoes. I told him he better find them, he will need them to take a bus down the the unemployment office. Stupid, doesn't work very long in a kitchen, it will come and bite you in the butt if you don't watch out...............The best....Bill


Too many restaurants our there are far too lenient on this. Washing dishes is easy,we've all done it. He's just f***ing you around and wasting everyone's time. If they dont wanna work,just get rid of them. No passion...no guts
 

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Too many restaurants our there are far too lenient on this. Washing dishes is easy,we've all done it. He's just f***ing you around and wasting everyone's time. If they dont wanna work,just get rid of them. No passion...no guts
 

 

Well, he's gone now and we're advertising for a dishwasher yet again.  Yes it's easy work but it is hard work too.  I have done more than my fair share of time in the dishpit and I tell new hires that no one is above dishpit and everyone including the KM and myself do closing duties and side jobs.

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