Originally Posted by girlcook
Hey guys, I work in a restaurant chain as a cook / chef and they are constantly letting us go early , like after 5-6 hours. ?? They say business is slow and it has been like this for many years. Absolutely no growth and it appears to be failing..
lets get this in perspective... they have been running for many years, and your a line cook expecting "growth".. seriously?
I'm NOT sayin theres no room for growth in any business, just that you need to be realistic. it doesn't matter what you consider to be growth, or failing sales etc, your only concern is doing your job, enjoy it if you can or want to, or leave. its not your place to question the financial model or business concept you are working in. if you have ideals what the business can be then you can try your best to be a good asset to the company and be grateful if they accept your advice/help, but if they don't want to change then you have the choice to continue to do the cycle of do what you need to do, collect your pay check, and repeat.. or leave.
consider for a moment you work at mcdonalds, do you think they are going to take advice from a line cook about how their business model isn't making enough money because their food cost is high compared to fine-dining establishment.. noooo because that is not their model and I'm sure McDonald knows a lot more about how to make billions in turnover across thousands of stores around the world than a line cook who has ideals. (keep in mind its not that because your a line cook that you don't have the nouse, just that its likely the way that executives would be thinking of you, from their perspective they are wondering why an employee who gets 80% and not 100% (employee of the month each and every month) on an appraisal should be taken notice of, ie your not perfect so lets all just do the job we are paid to do)
so while its good to have ideals and try to improve the business, its not good to let them get in the way of the real issue at hand which is your need to look after yourself by doing what is required, not expecting the management or owners to share your ideals, and who knows it may be the case that the managers which you think don't care actually do care but they have fallen victim to wanting to help a company that doesnt want it and they are just watching you as the new person and they are quietly laughing inside themselves that "here comes another one with ideals"