Originally Posted by leeniek
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?
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