So I had my interview 2 weeks ago on Tuesday. I haven't officially heard back from the second place, offering me a Commis position.
I've visited twice, both times the sous has been off. I had a text or two from the guy, saying he firstly needed to contact his boss (its a chain, I presume they have some sort of GM) and then one saying he would call me tomorrow (this was two days ago, he hasn't called me). Is it possible he has just been busy, or is this a discouraging sign that he doesn't want to call me and break the bad news that I'm hopeless and don't have a job?
Obviously I'd like the other job, but I'm more than happy to stay where I am (I actually prefer the work environment there, I'm just not being offered the position I desire - hes advertising for a commis after all. Could someone point out to me what the down side of him giving me a trial of whatever length is? Is he looking for me to take the step and ask for this position?
(the only reason I haven't asked is because he seems to view me more as a potwasher than a chef, and I'm worried that he may just tell me to get the f*** out if I ask for a 'promotion' after 2 months)
I have to admit, I've declined two shifts this week. One because I did actually have plans, but one because I would have been pot washing, and I cannot stand potwashing. All the people who are doing it have been at it for years (3 is the minimum) and I just don't see why he has me doing it. I'm rubbish at it, even though I try (its a compromise between being clean, and being fast).
I really could do with some advice from someone who knows the business. Is he giving me potwash to gain experience, or is he doing it to 'punish' me for not going to college? He gave a guy who went to college, and has 3 'years' experience a full time job, on no doubt more pay than me (again, I don't really care what the wage is, my plan is a 10 year one and I have a personal wage set for 10 years time). But, in my unexperienced eyes, this guy is no better than me. When I'm on potwash, he does the jobs I'm given. When I'm on prep, we are given the same list and told to split it as we see fit.
If you don't want to read all that, the long and short of it:
I haven't had any contact back from the place with the commis job, but the place I am being a porter at both has me doing more potwash, and has employed a new commis with experience, but I feel I am better than him (not being bigheaded, I just feel this way.)