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Old 04-18-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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Frat .....

I went to the health department.

They seem to believe the place needs a violation. AKA: Get caught with a smoking gun, as is were.

They also seemed happy someone such as myself brought this to their attention. Someone with a clue (I took the ServSafe exam Wednesday) who really just wants to clean up a kitchens act.

For those of you wondering why I work at the Frat 12 hours a week, if I couldn't get a job someplace else, and so on, I'm a Vet, worked on ICBMs, hold an Aircraft Mechanics License (Formerly the A&P), two degrees and am puttering towards a third. I don't need to put up with the situation for their chump change.

Its about making a difference and turning the place around.


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Old 04-18-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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Good for you, Wart. I'm glad you were met with interest and appreciation for your time and effort in going to them. Hopefully, they will make a few spot inspections without letting on you cued them in. Sounds like there are many folks that gather at this establishment for a lot of reasons. It would be a shame for something terrible to happen food-wise. I hope your efforts will help turn things around.

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Old 04-18-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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I've been reading this thread with interest, and because I didn't really have anything to contribute, I watched from a distance. But I do want to add my congratulations to you, Wart. That took alot of courage, and you did the right thing.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:44 PM   #4
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ok, so where's everyone that jumped all over wart for the frat stuff? they should be congratulating him.

way to go wart.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:49 PM   #5
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Good job, Wart. I know it took some courage to make your decision. I know you've thought through your move carefully. No doubt you will be responsible, in the end, for preventing innocent folks from getting ill. Bravo!
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:53 PM   #6
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good for u, wart

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Old 04-18-2008, 11:33 PM   #7
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cudos,congrats, right on very proud of you much luck with your studies
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:36 AM   #8
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All right! Now keep us informed when it goes down, and what the results are.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:24 PM   #9
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That's going to be a bit more difficult to do as I just got fired.


There is a meat loaf dinner tomorrow night, they are going to prepare the loaves tonight. I suspect they will put these loaves in disposable pans (that were saved from when they had something catered) then put the pans in a 40 degree walk in.

I was trying to establish that I was not welcome to take part in the preparation of the dinner. The Administrator saw this as another example of my trying to exert control. So he fired me.

Boo Hoo.

Far as turning this place in to the Health Department taking courage ... Ummmm, thanks for thinking that but really, it didn't take bravery. This place can't lock me up or curtail my civil rights, and they can only have as much impact on the rest of my life as I allow them to have.

Thing is, I've never had a problem taking a stand. I'm too bull headed. And my childhood TV hero was Mr. Spock.

There is fear though, fear of the cascade effect. As in IF the violations are bad enough to get the building closed THEN will planned participations in activities such as Relay for Life still take place?

If I take the first step I have to follow through.

I've taken the first step.

And when this Administrator fired me he threw me out of his office. Physically shoved me.

So now I guess when I get off the phone with the health department I'm going to go to the Sheriff and fill out a statement.

A question: If there is a leak in the washer drain line at the trap between the trap and the sewer count as a sewage leak?
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:30 PM   #10
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That last sentence - ask the Health Department.


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