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post #1 of 6
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I have been without work for over a month now (6 weeks), only working a gig or 2 to get some cash , but nothing full time. 

I was offered a job at this amazing restaurant , the problem is the hours....

In ordinary situations i would take the job , but this year i decided to go back to school and get my degree in management so i can especialize in hotel management , or do post grad in even an associated in culinary arts. 

I want my degree because here in Brazil few people have them ( 17% of the population ) , and i got a 50% scholarship so its a great oppurtunity. 

 

Now this job is great , pay is decent , and i would def learn alot , but the hours are massacre. 

 

Tues-Fri: Get in at 3pm , restaurant opens from 5pm-1am (9 hours)

Sat:        Get in at 8 , restaurant opens at 10am - 1am (15 hours)

Sun:       Get in at 8 , restaurant opens from 10am - 5pm (9 hours)

Mon: restaurant closed

 

The menu is pretty complicated something that would take a few days to dial down , especially with me running saute. 

But what really bugs me is the fact i wont sleep at all , i have school from 8-11:30am. I would have to wake up at 7 and get out of the house by 7:20 everyday , and walk till school , then walk back home , my free time would be from 12-2pm then i would have to take a bus to work to get home at 2am if lucky. 

No time to study , few hour to sleep , and death by stress. 

 

So in a situation like mine , would you consider working like this. 

I have worked gruesome hours before while studying and it wasnt pleasant , given the hours were less then these , and the pay was alot higher. That and i still got sleep , not alot of it , but i got it. 

I just like any other young cook in the forums wants to gain experience , but i dont know the price on this offer just seems a bit to high. Especially with this new life schedule i will be living up to for the next 4 years until i get my degree. Problem since i will be studying everyday 290 days a year , i can only work at night , and not even attempt a morning job. 

 

Anyway enough with the rant, what would any of you do in a situation like this. 

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post #2 of 6

I would get a job waiting tables. You can make mad money in a lot less hours and find a job fitting your school schedule easier; plus the experience is invaluable especially for a career in management whether it be FOH or BOH or both. I waited tables for a few years before I discovered that BOH is were my heart is but the experience waiting tables definitely made me a better chef in the long run as well.

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I think i just got the best news of today. 

They took back the offer , for some odd ball reason , and i was talking to a friend (and old co-worker) of mine , got a part time gig for december. 

Ill make some cash save up , and then work again when back in school. 

Think i just saved myself from alot of headache.

 

 

Layne , i have waited tables alot, actually its the reason i started to also work BOH. 

Thankfully had the oppurtunity to work with great cooks and a great chef who took me under the wing. 

Hopefully i can get an easier job , but for now probably best not to test my strength , ill put my eduaction first as i had planned. 

If a full time job offer comes around , lets hope i wont have to work from pm-am xD (AGAIN) while i go to school. 

 

Ill go back to working 12-15 hours after i get my degree , but im not known for having things go as planned , at least not out of the kitchen lol :rolleyes:.


Edited by KaiqueKuisine - 12/17/13 at 8:28am

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post #4 of 6
With the world cup commng up there I would think the oppertunity to make a bucket of cash next summer would help a student.
post #5 of 6

I'll chime in only to support your decision to focus on school. Few jobs have the same affect on your resume that a degree does. Focus on school for now. 

post #6 of 6

School first, job opportunities will come. Sometimes you have to walk away from a great job to pave way for your perfect job. 

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