So many... I work in a open kitchen to everything i do is under a microscope, from my customers to the owner. When it all goes to shit. I get to take the blame. Here is my list, I hope someone can relate.
-I sooo agree with Coulois-o, the damn freezer door trick, or when your in a rush, and it does not shut properly. You find out the next day, not only did you destroy all your food but the freezer took a leak all over the place.
- Inventory. when someone spills wine(red) on the laptop, and i get to do it by hand.
-Drugs are a hell of a drug
-forgetful waitstaff, How do you forget a order walking 10 ft.?
- Working with a ex- and living ( stuck in a lease for another 8 months)after a bitter break up. Being her boss is worthless "example" Could you just let me know you forgot to ring something in, instead of having another open ticket, Answer- " I am going home and burning all your stuff in the front yard!!....priceless
-Waitstaff making up a menu to a table. " Sure we can do a sea bass with a side of white asparagus, when i stopped ordering it months ago...
- My stoned, stoned dishwasher forgets to shut the dishwasher and i am standing next to it, wearing white.
- People that just don't understand that teflon pans, and high heat are not fond of each other.
- The upper shoulder pain, " Oh your back, this is awesome being 30min into my ten hour shift.
This industry is nuts.. I became a chef because when i was growing up my parents could not cook for shit. It just becomes your personal life. No wonder drugs can be a answer/problem. Making lot's of money Is not always the best thing, but it helps. After 10+ years in this, I have Lost my sanity, gained it back, and lost it again. Bad drug problems, Destroyer of personal relationships. I've got in shape, started taking medicine(legal) Changed my way of thinking and way of life, it seems to work...so far. But honestly, I can't imagine doing anything else. What other profession can you become well know and respected? Its ok to be covered in tattoo's, give back to a community, having a voice, competing with friends and still learning, being a student for life.