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Being in the food service industry from growing food to serving food etc since i was a young child , i have to say i am appauled by the lack of professionalism i see happening from the grease stands to the five star restaurants . Restaurants will hire anybody these days and so much for the health food cards what joke that is they give them to anybody  . I started at a restaurant when i was 16 washing dishes and work my way up to line cooking on the fly  . My first boss Ernie  was an old lady -- grease cook  - she knew some things but she was not a chef  by far , my second boss Brian Bennette very serious about cooking i learned good things from him  and my third boss Jerry he taught me somethings also .Then i work at Whitman Towers in Walla Walla to put my self through college, i applied for dish washer cause i needed to focus on school not cooking --- i take dish washing very seriously lets just put it this way people lost their jobs cause i not only kickass at it speed wise iam anal about making things clean for the customers and the cooks accordingly seasoned pans etc are the exception . but before you knew it the head chef Kenny wanted me to quit college and join the family to be a chef  lol  -- i said thanks but no thanks .So i was the dish washer and prep cook and i took pride in what i did and did right not half assed -- i give a shit . No one seems to give a crap anymore . Really somethin wrong  out there and i have had experience with owners that are only in it for the money and won't lift a finger and hire ediots . Frustrating ! Tired of getting home and throwing up litterally .

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I'm sure you are much older than I am (23yrs old myself) and I'm sorry that you have run into so many unprofessional people in your lifetime but I think its not only limited to the food industry, although our industry certainly does pick up the bottom of the barrel type people: felons,cons and dropouts. But I think that its a lack of passion in which leads people to be like that and low personal standards. I try as hard as I can to be a smart cook, one cleans as he goes and respects the dishwashers position. Its a sad state of affairs when owners care more about the money than they do about their staff. Gone are the days of Marco pierre white telling a customer to f**k off out his kitchen and actually care about his cooks, servers and dishwashers.

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Sadly, taking responsibility for ones actions and the motivation necessary to deal with daily life has escaped some peoples.

And you're right....it's not just the restaurant business.  SIGH!!

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Being in the food service industry from growing food to serving food etc since i was a young child , i have to say i am appauled by the lack of professionalism i see happening from the grease stands to the five star restaurants . Restaurants will hire anybody these days and so much for the health food cards what joke that is they give them to anybody  . I started at a restaurant when i was 16 washing dishes and work my way up to line cooking on the fly  . My first boss Ernie  was an old lady -- grease cook  - she knew some things but she was not a chef  by far , my second boss Brian Bennette very serious about cooking i learned good things from him  and my third boss Jerry he taught me somethings also .Then i work at Whitman Towers in Walla Walla to put my self through college, i applied for dish washer cause i needed to focus on school not cooking --- i take dish washing very seriously lets just put it this way people lost their jobs cause i not only kickass at it speed wise iam anal about making things clean for the customers and the cooks accordingly seasoned pans etc are the exception . but before you knew it the head chef Kenny wanted me to quit college and join the family to be a chef  lol  -- i said thanks but no thanks .So i was the dish washer and prep cook and i took pride in what i did and did right not half assed -- i give a shit . No one seems to give a crap anymore . Really somethin wrong  out there and i have had experience with owners that are only in it for the money and won't lift a finger and hire ediots . Frustrating ! Tired of getting home and throwing up litterally .

whats an ediots........hmmmm

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