You're going to hear, and be able to discern, all manner of bs over the years in the food business. Lines like" Work here for a year and you can get a job anywhere....." BS, as far as I'm concerned. Ditto with what this guy is pulling..."You'll never work in this town again. I'm badmouthing you all over the continent."
He's nothing if not grandiose. Nothing comes to stay, it all comes to pass, and so will the next two weeks. If you continue to go to work, and they pull something funny, call the labor board in your state, tell them on the way out you'll see them at the unemployment hearing. I always thought the amount of notice given was equal to your pay period, at certain levels, and restaurant cooks are not, in spite of what we all dream, quite at the level where one is required to give 6-8 weeks so that management can start a global search for a line cook. They can tell you they don't need you anymore, and I don't know if I'd sweat the references either. Most chefs know if you know what you're doing a fraction of the way into your first shift on a new job. Your skills, your talent, your creativity, your personality, would land you a better job faster than any letter from this maroon.
An oh yeah,..Nick.shu...leave? You mean like vacation?:lol: :lol: