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    (Another) New Job

    So, things weren't as great at my last "new" job, so I continued searching and finally got in at a great spot about a mile from my house. I'm at The Ballantyne Hotel http://www.theballantynehotel.com/index.cfm it's a peach. The Prez stayed here last year during the DNC. I've never been employed at a hotel, so it's nice to get my foot in the proverbial door after 20+ years in the glamorous foodservice industry.
    I'm working the line at the restaurant http://www.gallery-restaurant.com/ check it out.
    It sucks being the FNG, but I'm really happy to be here. The crew of guys are very welcoming and encouraging. They try hard to help me out through service and lift me up instead of letting me fall down on my station. It's nice to be somewhere that people aren't trying to throw you under the bus from day one. There's no insane yelling no matter how busy, it seems to keep a pretty even tempo.
    I've never worked in a kitchen like this before. No egos, just people doing their jobs well. I'm digging the food as well too. We are able to (for real) use local ingredients and don't have to be tied to any giant foodservice company.
    For the 1st time ever I'm offered benefits, 401k, life and health insurance, and a BIGGIE -short term disability. This means I could get the surgery for my Carpal Tunnel and take the necessary time off for recovery.
    Damn it feels good to be a line cook.
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    Congratulations! Glad to hear you've landed in a good spot.

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    Congrats Chris. Hope this one goes well for you. Being a mile from work must be nice too.

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    I would also like to add: How nice it is to NOT have some douchey FOH manager who thinks he's the chef screaming at you and telling the whole kitchen how bad they suck.
    Last night a couple of the servers came up to me after service and apologized for being too pushy or demanding!
    What?
    Seriously? That was pushy?
    I've never had a server apologize for asking for food.
    Crazy talk.
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    That's great Chris. Hope everything works out for you.
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    Nice looking place! Good luck!
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    Nice dude, congrats.
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    I wish you continued success and a place you can call "home" close to home.

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    Congratz Chris, the Ballantyne is sweet!
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    Congrats on the new gig. Sounds like a great place to be at.

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