Anything, but not in the kitchen
Cook (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – December 26, 2018
It's always the kitchen. The kitchen is unlike any other department. The other departments have it made, with their cushy offices and high salaries, always taking holidays off. It's always the kitchen where things are the most difficult. Short handed, rude superiors, condescending, belittling, inappropriate joking, cramped quarters, confusion. Not a fun place. Indifference by management, failure to implement team building. Instead, it's subtle insults and belittling that destroy morale. I thought Merrill Gardens was different, better than the rest, but I see its the same thing every where I go. It sucks when you dread going to work when you think, what will they say next that is insulting or what will they be micromanaging me on this time. Very uncomfortable work environment. I regret now choosing culinary arts as a career, I should have stayed with mechanics or computers, administration.
To the managers, I say, Try working in the kitchen for a week to see the difference between day and night, the completely different attitudes and stress levels absent from the nice cushy office jobs where everybody is happy. Try actually doing some real, actual work and then see how you feel as opposed to just reciting mission statements and policies.
Good pay, benefits after a while, underground parking, nice residents, clean building
Condescending superiors, inappropriate joking, scheduling uncertainty, micromanaging, belittling