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Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Take care of your backs too, folk who may look into this thread out of curiosity. I pinched my sciatic nerve and it loving sucks, but it's almost back to normal. Hopefully by the end of the week.

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Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Sandwich Anarchist posted:

"Ah BLOO BLOO BLOO BLOO"- This Thread 2017


Explain.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Skwirl posted:

Not everybody cooks, a good chunk of us look at our phones while ignoring annoying white ladies, work front of house.

I do both! At least when I'm out front in the Bistro area of the Hospital. Room Service is just like any line, albeit we actually have plenty of room to work.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?




He was one of my favorite Sous' at my old fancy grocery store. Big burly guy, very sweet and helpful.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



A Man and his dog posted:

I honestly see people lose their poo poo cause OMG I HAD TO WAIT 3 MINUTES!!!!

3? People get pissy as gently caress over a minute wait.

I was walking through a grocery store parking lot, past a car with tinted windows. They kept pulling out slowly right behind me. I should have considered just stopping and staring at them. Like, "yes? I have the right of way here gently caress you?"

e - Also I feel alone here in not taking any sort of medication. Aside from ibuprofen/acetaminophen for my pinched sciatic nerve. Which is a lot better than it was uhhh, about a month and a half ago or so. It's not back to normal yet, but I can get around at work fine on 2 ibuprofen/1 acetaminophen a day, rather than hurting by the 4th hour, but being responsible and waiting to take another two aceta. Which is good.

Also the occasional drinking. But nothing crazy, and it's mostly lately been during Splatoon because I think I play better slightly intoxicated.

Manuel Calavera fucked around with this message at Sep 1, 2017 around 00:42

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Skwirl posted:

If you're not drinking or using other drugs there's almost no reason to not take as much to take as much ibuprofen or tylenol as you want.

Yeah, but I like my liver/kidneys and didn't wanna gently caress them up. I was just being extra careful. Plus it's gotten a lot better since the original diagnosis.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Republicans posted:

Found a yo-yo I got from a Sysco vendor event and it reminded me of when my then-boss tried to take a full sized box of kosher salt that was part of a display, thinking it was a free sample.

You guys ever go to those? That guy loved nothing in the world more than free poo poo so he would go to every one and take me along in case he actually saw something he might want to try selling.

Back in High School (or Vocational to be technical. My last two years of high school were in the Culinary program at the local-ish VoTech school.) Our class went as part of a cooking competition of some sort to, I think it was a Pizza trade show. I don't think we won, but it was still neat.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



An Excellent Rant, if you will. Hope you don't get in trouble for it, ManDog.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Republicans posted:

That and it kinda reminds me of that Eddie Izzard bit about when you saw a plank of wood and how when you get to the middle part it feels good.

God he's good. I can vaguely recall that bit, but it's been so long.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Willie Tomg posted:

did you hack my webcam or something, jesus christ man

Sciatic pain is also hosed like that too, yeah.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Mezzanon posted:

Today I salute Canada as I get paid time and a half to serve for six hours. :Canada:

Thank you Canadian thanksgiving.

I can't wait for double time (triple spending a vacation day) for Freedom Thanksgiving. Thanks hospitals paying well.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Chef De Cuisinart posted:

The hotel I'm opening has mandatory breaks. 30min lunch and 2 15min rest breaks.


It's great and all, but feels absolutely bizarre.

Live the high life CdC. We're supposed to take a 15 as well, but it never happens. Not that I really need it, especially after I got around to replacing my insoles finally. Though I should look into better shoes again. Shoes for Crews can eat pant.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Chef De Cuisinart posted:

For funsies, here's the whole hotel's pan/cambro inventory:

100 60qt Rubbermaid cambro
50 40qt rubbermaid cambro
50 20qt Rubbermaid cambro
100 22qt cambro
150 12qt cambro
150 8qt cambro
50 4qt cambro
50 2qt cambro
3000 1qt delis
3000 1pt delis
And over 1000 plastic 3rd, 6th, and 9th pans

All hotel pans haven't arrived yet, but I unpacked 4000 full sheet pans yesterday, and a few thousand half, quarter, and eighth pans.

Jesus christ I'm almost there CdC.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Willie Tomg posted:

Reminder: the correct response to the callout "hot, behind" is "Thanks, I work out."

One of my coworkers is loud and a big guy, he favors "hot man with a hot pan." I like teasingly hitting on him in good fun.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Discendo Vox posted:

Sorry Im not a fan of organized crime?

This, coming from you Vox. Bain would be disappointed in you. You've let down Crime Dad. CRIME DAD.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



JacquelineDempsey posted:

PYF crazy tickets

Pureed Pizza.

I cook at a hospital though so that's why. It was just weird. Pureed pancakes and french toast just look sad, same with grilled cheeses.

Also I spent 5 days of time off, to get 9 days off in a row. It was nice to get away to Chicago for a long con weekend.

Also on service dog chat. The con I was at, some dude brought a fox and claimed it was a service animal. That was A Thing.

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Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Mezzanon posted:

Enjoy your lettuce kid.

And here we get, again, at a hospital, VERY few allergies coming up. Which is weird. Like say, gluten free pasta is the most common one to come up. And 9/10 times, they'll order it with alfredo, a breadstick (regular one, obviously,) or a cupcake or something else with gluten.

So yeah. This is at a hospital. And we barely ever see any issues as far as allergies go. So people are just weird and dumb.

The pureed pizza came up because, if memory serves, it was just a younger guy that had some swallowing problem, that wanted pizza.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



That one was more weird than sad, honestly. In part because it's only happened once so far. I also may be misremembering the story, in part because we only get names on our ticket. The Expo gets the room numbers and such, so they know where in the hospital they are. And the call center has their other info.

The pancakes and french toast are the sad ones. Just because...man, pureed bread. Grilled cheeses are second saddest. And the worst is pureed tuna salad, it looks and smells (more) like cat food. I don't like tuna though.

The expo side just *love* when people order pureed chocolate cake. And they always wish they could just send pudding instead. Which I also totally get.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



They eat you, I presume? Not that I'd know for sure, just a random guess. But yeah, we do take them seriously. I just find it funny that 95% of the time, it's gluten free pasta, but with gluten something else (we do the standard roux based alfredo.) I blame Dr. Oz for it, every drat time.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



iospace posted:

Was he the whole originator of this whole gluten mess?

Or at least popularized it. And he's a terrible shill, so gently caress'im.

Skwirl posted:

No one is allergic to colors.

Low potassium diets get no tomato, red peppers, etc. I forget the specific dietary restriction they come up as, but. That is sort of a thing.

Manuel Calavera fucked around with this message at Dec 6, 2017 around 19:31

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Pattern recognition is forecasting.

Also hey thread I have a fun tale. So, everyone at the hospital is nice for the most part. No issues with any of them. One older lady that does Expo gets a bit frazzled at times, but she's still a good hard worker. Plus she's, nice sweet as can be.

All except one rear end in a top hat. Nobody likes him really. I don't think I've ever once seen him laugh or smile. And he does the usual smoke break shenanigans.

He also likes to talk a lot of poo poo. I take something out of the microwave or turbochef, every time "it's ruined!" I just ignore it. I typically fix or catch like 5 things a night when I have to work with him.

But last night. He finally set me off. Usually I just ignore him being a dick. Last night... I get a 9pan of peas from the freezer. He pulls a half full one out of the lowboy under the veg. And he mutters "retard" as he goes into the freezer.

I call him out on it. "excuse me? I don't appreciate you using that word. Would you like to repeat that to management?" he said sure. But of course he doesn't ACTUALLY do it. I tell the Sous about it. He knows that rear end in a top hat is a dick to everyone. He's especially nasty to the Expo lady I mentioned before. But she's asked that he not be written up about all the poo poo he's pulled. Because he'll know it was her.

So rear end in a top hat is on a real short list. I also told the Sous, no don't talk to him about it. But just this one time. If he pulls that poo poo again. His rear end is getting chewed out I hope. He's also older than me, at least in his 40s I assume, not that it excuses his constant lovely attitude or behavior.

My question then. Should I press further on this? I'm giving him the one chance to not be a piece of poo poo, even though he doesn't deserve it. Partly because I don't want to do his job, we're a little short as it is. But man, slurs are one of those few tiny things that will really set me off. I wouldn't touch him, because I'm a better person than he could ever hope to be. But man..

Manuel Calavera fucked around with this message at Dec 10, 2017 around 03:25

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



He started working there the same time I did. We were in the same orientation even. I just started a week or two later, due to being responsible and finishing out my 2 weeks at the last job I was working before.

In all that time. I got promoted once. I've worked drat near every position, out front and in the back. I've opened, closed, done all the normal prep there's *been* to do. Him? All he does is C3, the 11:30-8 room service line/close there. (Room service goes 6am-7pm, hence why it closes so early. If a patient needs food later, we have the cafe out front or there's also some food up on the floors, they just have to ask their nurse about it.)

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Alton Brown, just because the Schad would be funny. It'd suck for the lady(ies) involved, but. Mr born again self-aggrandizing turns out to not be so great.

Serious answer. Fieri.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Timby posted:

Bourdain wouldn't be upset if it were Fieri.

Point taken.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Yup, the one with the garish neon orange Crocs.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Not mine! But I volunteered for it. Gonna get that sweet sweet triple pay with a patient count of probably around 120.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



JacquelineDempsey posted:

Long story short, I bragged about my mad pickle making skills and now after trying them my KM is ready to tell US Foods "gently caress you, there's a new pickle in town" and I'm gonna be making our pickles in-house. I've got full rein of "just let me know what you need, and I'll order it".

Problem is, I have no loving idea how to scale this up. Can anyone here tell me approximately how many pounds, or cases, or whatever of Kirby cukes it takes to fill a 5 gallon bucket? When they're sliced?

Don't do it by hand though jesus christ. Get some sort of slicer for it. Especially if you're gonna be doing it regularly.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Errant Gin Monks posted:

Outside Columbus.

Columbus is a good area. What part of town? PM me even if you don't wanna say publicly. Wherever, whenever you get the chance. Take the trip down towards Cincinnati and check out Jungle Jim's, it's pretty great.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Chef De Cuisinart posted:

Freestanding restaurants in the US usually fail and are run by people who have no idea what they're doing. Hotels and larger restaurant groups usually pay well, anywhere from $10-20/hr depending on cost of living in the area.

Hospitals too. I'm a little over 14/hr in central OH.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



pile of brown posted:

We keep the scoops in a Bain Marie of hot water. Honestly I have no idea I just want a recommendation for an indestructible ice cream scoop.

And yes you can make quenelles with any spoon but most spoons are designed to transfer food from a plate or bowl to a mouth and this one is designed to make nice one- handed quenelles with minimal effort, if I was still at work I'd take a photo of it.

A one handed quenelle, what the hell? Explain this deviltry.
Also get a left handed scoop, the correct version of Wrought's theory. Fuccen righties.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Skwirl posted:

If you aren't using your right hand you're using your wrong hand, in latin it's literally your sinister hand.

I've taken your theory into consideration and offer this rebuttal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YkL5k8ZbDQ&hd=1

You also need to explain this one handed witchcraft.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



One of my coworkers had her baby early. She was a trooper though, and apparently went into labor, at work. So she basically went down the hall and upstairs. Which was kinda convenient for her. (Still cooking at a hospital.) So, good for her.

Downside, I have to do the prep she's been doing. So I got shuffled around, again. Such is life.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



JacquelineDempsey posted:

If one of y'all, say, cut yourself badly in the hospital kitchen, would you have to go thru proper channels of admitting and billing and all that jazz, or would some staff member be all "I got you fam, gimme a sec" and just sew you up?

One guy cut the tip of his thumb off on the slicer. But I wasn't there that day, so no clue. I know we have an employee health office, which I only know about for our yearly required flu shot.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



empty whippet box posted:

There's some cooking utensils missing and the only thing we can figure is that the evening dish people threw some poo poo away to avoid cleaning it. Could anyone really be that loving lazy? Am I insane for thinking that there is just no way anyone could be that abjectly terrible of an employee?

We had that happen with the business end of a 2' or so immersion blender at the hospital I cook at. A new blade cost $200, what the hell. Our brooms keep disappearing too.

e - I'm still pro healthcare cooking. It may be boring, bland food (thanks cardiac diets and olds.) But I'm getting good money, a bit over 14/hr currently, with the cap of my current position being somewhere around 19. And it's a lot less stressful and easier than any other restaurant job I've had.

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Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Hah, I'm glad someone remembered that.

I don't have any exciting ones since then. Just the usual same tickets. That was the only time a pureed pizza ever came up yet. The problem of hospital food sucking is the drat cardiac diets, can't really season anything.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



PurplPenisEata posted:

One day a nurse came back with a box of pizza and a frown. The resident was on ground foods only and in renal failure. Her diet was restricted to say the least. After talking to the kitchen manager and the dietary specialist we had on hand, it was decided I would have to blend it smooth, and cut with milk to get it to pour out of the blender.

I let them know if I were to make such a thing it would be my last action with the company. Pretty sure I was in my car on my way home to find a new job before the resident got that milk shake.

Renal, but they let them have the pizza? (Renal diets are low potassium diets. Tomatoes have to much, apparently. Red peppers too. Green are fine.)

The dude from my story was a younger guy apparently. I don't know anymore than that, partly because of HIPAA, partly because I just cook. I don't even NEED to know more about them.) So, I can feel for that dude.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



I was at work for 11.5 hours, because our new executive chef hasn't done the room service breakfast yet. So he wanted me there in case he needed help with something.

It was pretty dead. We did about 400 tickets for the day. Which is average, busy is over 500. Still, worked out for me. More money is good. OT at 21/hr is nice and helpful.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Willie Tomg posted:

Yeah if you scorch a roux, you just skunked a whole batch of cream sauce. That bitter, cough-inducing acrid smell when you're doing your bit with the scouring pads? everything that came out of that pot tastes like that. The KM or CdC needs to know that.

Gonna second this. Had this happen at work today even. We have a new guy who's already proven quite competent and helpful, but he burned either the milk or his roux, so a few gallons of cheese sauce for mac n cheese went to waste. Not a big deal, and he's still a good kid. I did the same thing one of the first few times I was doing prep for our room service line, it happens.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



Naelyan posted:

The problem isn't when people gently caress up (especially for a first time), the problem is when the fuckup doesn't get fixed and it affects customers or other employees. That's what I tell all my guys. I'm pretty forgiving if you gently caress up the cheese sauce or do a hack job on garnish in the afternoon when we're prepping, I'll go through and show you how to not gently caress it up next time, no big deal. If I find out about it at 7pm on a Thursday when I go to grab my backup from the walkin and now I have nothing to serve when I'm half the restaurant deep in chits, I'm going to come down on you like the fury of a thousand suns.

Yeah it got fixed. I tasted it, told him it was burnt, and double check with the sous just to be sure/so it's not on my decision. Even if it was just some milk and cheese as the expensive waste. He took it in stride, although a 14 hour day may have done a bit to help there. But he's a good guy.

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Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008

Hey waiter, what's this metatarsal doing in my soup?



JacquelineDempsey posted:

In short, as a queer lady who takes pride in not only her food timing but her identity, gently caress that (and every) Chik-fil-a

Seconded, as a queer dude that's not quite so sure about gender things myself. Also, didn't know that about you Demps. Neat <3

Make your own Chick-Fil-A at home. Add pickle juice to your brine or buttermilk. Problem solved.

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