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    They didn't deserve your time anyways. You have new experiences and adventures coming your way. I'm very excited for you. Good luck!

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    Senior Member brainsausage's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by shankster View Post
    I'm gonna have to disagree with you guys on this. Catering doesn't suck,some caterers suck.I'm fortunate enough to work for a great catering company filled with tons of passion and creativity.
    Nothing wrong with making good money for what you're good at(and enjoy).I'll never go back to regular kitchen work..ever.

    Congrats to you for doing what you think is right and good luck!
    No offense meant Shankster, and I wasn't trying to imply that there's a lack of creativity involved in catering. I'm just more comfortable in my own kitchen, and not into the improvisation involved with catering. Glad you're enjoying where you're at
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    No offence taken .It's very difficult to find the right fit,whether it's catering,hotel or restaurant and no job is perfect,just perfect for yourself.
    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shankster View Post
    I'm gonna have to disagree with you guys on this. Catering doesn't suck,some caterers suck.I'm fortunate enough to work for a great catering company filled with tons of passion and creativity.
    Nothing wrong with making good money for what you're good at(and enjoy).I'll never go back to regular kitchen work..ever.

    Congrats to you for doing what you think is right and good luck!
    Just to be clear. I didn't say catering sucks or caterers. Just that I hate catering out. I started as a caterer. It's nice to know how much money you're going to make when you work. And it's good money. It just reminded me of camping. Load, transport, unload, load, transport, unload, etc. You have to be organized and I am not.

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    I'm starting to feel the same way about my current job. Cooking food that was popular in the seventies at a club in a retirement community is getting old really fast.

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    <It just reminded me of camping. Load, transport, unload, load, transport, unload, etc.>
    Lol! I can relate to that. I guess my initial response was a bit defensive..apologies..
    I usually just do smaller on site events 8-10 ppl plated dinners,I leave the larger events to the youngsters

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    May the Bridges you burn light the path ahead of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shankster View Post
    Most employers don't want people who give notice of termination "hanging around" when their heart's not into it and their mind is elsewhere.Hopefully it's a business decision and not personal.
    You hit the nail on the head. As an employer, it's not a good thing to have an employee who is leaving hanging around for such a long time. There are exceptions of course, but in general that's the way it goes.

    That being said, Knyfe was gracious/ considerate offering to stay for so long in order to not leave them short. Chris, best of luck in your new endeavors! You have a lot going on in your life right now, and this could not have been an easy decision. But with your attitude and work ethic I know you will have a lot of success.
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    Thanks for all the well-wishes and kind words, guys and gals.
    My last day was Friday, so I'm officially unemployed. However I helped out at my friend's pub Sat & Sun for St. Patty's. Probably put in a meager(by my standards) 22hrs in 2 days. I got to work out my 300mm Takobiki (don't cringe Broida) on 400lbs of Corned beef and massacred a few giant cases of cabbage with my gigantor Takeda. Fun, but a little sore. Had to do some sharpening this A.M.
    I did my first night of stage at a really nice restaurant in town. Check it out http://www.zebrarestaurant.net/-The website needs some updating and the pictures don't do the food justice.
    A good friend of mine is Sous and I'm staging again tomorrow night. I enjoyed it tonight, I struggled to tournee potatoes and made Dover Sole for the 1st time in my life......
    .........so now I need a Sole knife and have got to find a tournee knife as my 150mm petty is just too big and clumsy.

    Not much down time for someone without a job-YET
    I'll keep you all posted.
    Thanks again, Chris
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    I have left my current employer 3x. The last time they called me to see if I wanted to come back. Well being out of work for a few mo. and not really trying to find a job I took it. Now I am looking for the next best thing. Good luck on what you are looking for. Also sounds like you had a great time working this weekend.
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