"You may be expendable, however they (foh and boh) are not".
This is for an "Executive Chef" position, which in my books, is someone in charge of multiple kitchen. I could undertand "expendable" for a line cook, or maybe even a Sous. But someone in charge of a brigade and a kitchen that is the backbone of the establishment?
Speaks volumes, don't it?
Last time I worked for an owner with this attitude, I couldn't make a weekly schedule for my staff without him changing three times, couldn't order anything without him changing my order without telling me, (tha really screws up things doesn't it? Then again, it gives ammo to scream at the Chef too) and couldn't give commands to my staff when he was in the kitchen withut him contradicting me. Needless to say, I was expendable, but what really pizzed him off was that I quit before he could "expend" me....