Haven't been here in a long time. Glad to be back.
Thought I'd start off with a possibly entertaining thread, before starting a bunch of "inane question" threads.
So without further ado...
story thread; post 'em if ya got 'em.
I've been fired from three restaurant jobs in 25 years.
- Dishwasher job when I was 18. No call, no show. There was teenaged fun to be had.
- Cruise line cook. Got caught with an empty flask on a dry boat (well, everyone was doing it...).
Kicked myself in the ass for a long time for being stupid. It was a good job at the time. Messed up bad.
- Saute cook job. Still unsure why. Showed up to work and the owner met me in the parking lot and told me to go home.
I think he had a friend who needed a job and was just trying make a position for that friend. It really broke my heart.
Didn't cook professionally for a couple years because of it. Gave away all my whites and checks. Overreact much?
Why, yes I do! Well, "did". It was 10 years ago.
So, Cheftalk, share your embarrassing moments, or just brag about how you've never been fired!
I promise my next thread will be a serious kitchen management question.