How many of you have had a job, where you had to work with someone you didn’t get along with? I know I have. Unfortunately, that’s life. I know working with others can be difficult. I have had jobs like that in the past, but you can’t let it affect you. No matter where you go, whether its work or traveling, there may be that one person or group that can spread negativity. What you need to know is, “ignorance is bliss.” For Example, let’s say you’re working at your ideal job, executive chef or head pastry chef and you’re in the kitchen preparing your plate, and someone under you (dishwasher/buss boy) criticizes your dessert or, entrée. How would you react, what would you say, or do? Sometimes you will feel the urge to tell them to mind their own business and return to their job, but being in this field you have to learn the “respect factor.” It will take you further, and make you look like the bigger, better person. Being in the food service industry I think the most important aspect is and always will be the customer. Eliminate the negativity, and trade it for positivity. I have learned recently the best way to avoid this type of situation is to move on. Passion and pride is the key to your future, and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.
~With a Passion for Pastry~