I'll let the purpose of the thread be described as it was back in November '08:
2stepz wrote:I'm starting this thread as a therapeutic venting room.
It's padded, so beat your head against the wall all you want.
It's sound proofed, so scream rant rave and otherwise vent without disturbing others.
And on that note:
Dear co-worker: if you're going to help me by cooking some of the food I have to prepare, please TELL ME ABOUT IT FIRST - just taking the case of chicken fingers out of the walk-in cooler to the fryer over where you are only confuses me, making me wonder whether I did grab that case from the warehouse freezer or not.
Also, they only take five minutes to cook...if the fryer is ready; please ensure yours is turned on and the oil is heated up (something that takes twenty minutes) before deciding to go ahead with this plan...
Finally, it might just be better to TELL ME when a customer asks you about getting some chicken fingers and ask me when *I* can get them cooked - they were next on my list after what was in the fryer, and that only took 5min, too. So the customer would've been served in ten minutes.
Instead, I looked for the case while waiting for the fries to cook, couldn't find them, and learned from another co-worker that you'd taken them to cook over there. "Cool!" I thought, "that was nice of him." since I didn't know about the requesting customer, and foolishly assumed you'd be PREPARED TO COOK.
So since those chicken fingers were the LAST thing on my cooking list, I turned off my fryer and prepared to filter its oil; something that takes about fifteen minutes, and maybe another five or ten to...reheat the oil to cooking temperature. (sound familiar?)
So when that mutual co-worker of ours came over...with the case of fingers and asked how quick I could cook some, I already had added filter powder to the oil, drained the vat into the filter pan and was scrubbing out the vat and heating element; still probably ten to fifteen minutes before being cook-ready...PLUS the five-minute cooking time.
Good thing that customer was patient...