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Got a text from the eldest offspring this morning. She and her employer have parted ways.

It is very frustrating for her - she already struggles with feeling like she's not doing a good enough job, but invariably, every place she has ever worked, even temp jobs when she was with a temp agency, they always loved her. When the Food Services company she worked for lost the school contract at the school she'd been at, she got a glowing recommendation from her old boss - he actually wanted to take her with him to his new position. When she left the production kitchen she's been working at for over a year, they made sure to tell her that if she ever came back, they would take her on in a heartbeat. She's a good, hard worker.

It sounds like the crux of the issue is there is a long time employee (old white guy) who is working in the kitchen who does not see eye to eye with her. He wants to rule the roost, and she doesn't have time for bullshit, she wants to get work done, not play power games. Ultimately, he's supposed to train her but has not been helpful, doesn't give good instruction; the recipe books she was supposed to follow are wrong and she was supposed to be able to recalculate measurements on the fly; she was supposed to know to double recipes without being told; basically, a number of things went wrong, she was blamed in entirety and told today that she was clearly not meant for this business.

Right. After having successfully completed culinary school and worked in the industry for the last 6 years, and gotten raises and such for being a very good, diligent, hard worker. I think, perhaps, it has more to do with her inability to participate in kitchen politics and kiss ass.

In any case, I asked her if she would like me to write her a story where the Wraith invade the town and just happen to eat a random, nameless coffee shop owner. She said, no - she'd rather just dox him online.

Be that as it may, I think a sad fate shall befall a coffee shop owner in whatever I get around to writing next. Because. It needs to happen.

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trepkos
Apr. 22nd, 2017 07:53 am (UTC)
Work bullshit is the worst.
scripsi
Apr. 22nd, 2017 02:23 pm (UTC)
I hope she will soon get a much better job!
kazzy_cee
Apr. 22nd, 2017 05:39 pm (UTC)
I hope she finds something much better soon!
gelbes_gilatier
Apr. 22nd, 2017 08:18 pm (UTC)
In any case, I asked her if she would like me to write her a story where the Wraith invade the town and just happen to eat a random, nameless coffee shop owner.

That's a coffee shop AU I'd totally read :D

(also, work bullshits sucks. Keeping my fingers crossed for your daughter that she'll find a much better job soon!)
curiouswombat
Apr. 22nd, 2017 11:02 pm (UTC)
Oh what a shame. And I recognise the type she had to put up with, too; my niece met up with someone just like that when she was training as a plumber and he shook her self confidence so much she simply gave up the idea*. I am glad your daughter is so much further into her career and stronger in herself so that this idiot won't put her off.

*The good news, re the niece, is that although she really, really, struggled for a couple of years after that she eventually retrained as -a beauty therapist! Which is as far from a plumber as it is possible to get, really.
pondside
Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:15 am (UTC)
I'm struggling to control the urge to go into the establishment and ask the manager if he would rather face harassment charges or assault charges on behalf of his employee. I don't care what Gordon Ramsey does, you do not throw things at employees and follow it up with another couple of lobs when you are told not to! Auntie Bear is riled!!!!

Edited at 2017-04-23 12:27 am (UTC)
snogged
Apr. 23rd, 2017 01:34 pm (UTC)
I hope she finds a better place to work soon.
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