HE'S GONE!!!! That lazy lima bean of a cook stormed out yesterday and said, "I quit!" Totally erratic behavior. I walked in yesterday morning and, again, nothing is ready to go to the memory care floor, but he and that "on-the-fence" chef are chit chatting about "how good you're getting" and "you really improved", I'm paying you a compliment. He never apologize for cursing at me and thowing a whisk against a cabinet before storming off the last time. I told him his compliment seemed like an insult to me, considering I've always completed every task chef has given me and even taken on more, without having to be asked like HIS JOB. My only improvement is that I'm not afraid anymore and I've picked up speed.
Anyway, he became offended and said I'm trying to pay you compliment and I still said I didnt' get it to please explain and he got so angry, he threw his hot towel on the line and said "Fine! How about this, I quit!"
I worked the line last night solo and didn't need anyone's help. I am officially one of the new line cooks. Our kitchen is in harmony now.
(Oh, I had to go to HR to complain and the chef came back from HR and said, "You're on the line, starting tonight"). Strange thing, the angry cook didn't complain about me at all, but complained about the newest cook, who was a sous chef before joining us, told him to replenish the salmon and steaks and prep the line for dinner, since we were always prepping for him. He did the prep, but on his way out, stopped into HR to complain that the new guy is telling him what to do.
Silly, if you ask me and I'm so glad he's gone. I sure hope he doesn't weasel his way back in.