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after just a couple weeks my new chef quit on me. I really can't blame her tho. her brother was involved in a bad car accident, is on life support and are not sure he will make it. She had to go back to be with her family.

She said she didn't want to quit, but didn't want to leave us hanging, epically with tourist season looming upon us. She just isn't sure when she will be able to leave her mom. (who is understandably taking this very hard) I totally understand, family has to come first.

 

Sucks because she was doing such a great job too. It was nice to have some one to help pick up the slack. Now we have to go through the whole process all over again.

 

Back to the stack of applications...

post #2 of 7

I'm confused confused.gif, from another post I gathered you were the Chef?

 

I comprehend a Chef having a Sous Chef in a small shop, but you have other chefs as well??

Chef,
Specialties: MasterCook/RecipeFox; Culinary logistics; Personal Chef; Small restaurant owner; Caterer
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post #3 of 7

That does suck, Mom and I hope you can find a decent replacement for her.  I know it's hard to find good help these days... and I must say that I have lucked out with two good new people who want to learn and want to work.  We couldn't have asked for anything more than that.

 


Best of luck to you in your search...

OK ... where am I going?.. and WHY am I in this handbasket??
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OK ... where am I going?.. and WHY am I in this handbasket??
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post #4 of 7
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Sorry, She was my sous. I've been working a lot and late just about every day. My brain is getting fried.

 

It has been hard. She was doing pretty good then this. It just sucks.

The owner has been great tho, stepping in to help me get stuff done. I had a customer come in this morning, a young girl that was telling me the last time she came in that she was working to save money so she could go to culinary school in France. I gave her the owner's info and told her to send over a resume if she was interested. So we'll see if that pans out.

 

Thanks Leeniek!

post #5 of 7
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To add insult to serious injury I got summoned for jury duty the week our groupon is scheduled to be released. crazy.gif

 

post #6 of 7

I don't know your laws, but up here in Canada you can ask to be excused if jury duty would cause undue hardship. Can you imagine if you were involved in a lengthy trial and your boss had neither a chef nor sous for a couple of months?

Take care. "This, too, shall end." (don't know who said it first...)

post #7 of 7
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I am not totally worried about jury duty. My boss is freaking out about it tho. I have NEVER been put on a jury, no attorney in their right mind would put me on a jury. 1/2 my family is either in law enforcement or employed in the courts and the other half has ties to organized crime. I am a no-win for both sides.

 

My friend did offer to loan me her very cute, very colicky baby for the day, just in case wink.gif

 

Unfortunately here you can't get out of jury duty unless you are dead or about to die. My best friend got summoned, and at the time she didn't have a car and her son was only a year old. She tried to claim that she was the primary care-giver, no transportation etc. and the court actually arranged for a sheriff to pick her up and drop her off and they let her son stay in the daycare at the court that was for the employees while she served on a jury.

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