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Old 02-04-2014, 12:42 PM   #11
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I gotta say you have balls. To just up and leave, to quit your job after one night and plan to live off $12,000 in NYC for one year.

No, I see nothing wrong with you're approach.
I appreciate you saying that. I'm going out in Manhattan today to begin this adventure and ask some fine dining restaurants if they'll take me on as a stage.
I will report back at the end of the day. I can share my mishaps, my lessons learned, and hopefully my opportunities.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:03 PM   #12
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So the first place I went into today was Lexington Brass w/ Chef Chris Leahy. I spoke with him and after a little back and forth he offered to have me come in this Thursday at 9 A.M.

Any helpful insight or advice on conducting myself is appreciated.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:17 AM   #13
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That's great. Re-read the responses to your other posts; you have already received lots of advice on how to conduct yourself.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:22 PM   #14
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It was a long 10 hour day, but in the end the chef offered me a position. So I gotta say my worries are no more. Now I put my worries to the job.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:02 PM   #15
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It was a long 10 hour day, but in the end the chef offered me a position. So I gotta say my worries are no more. Now I put my worries to the job.
Wow! Congrats.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:01 AM   #16
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A paid position? Or unpaid?

Either way , Good Luck!

And, either way, take it seriously. Never, ever be late. Never call in sick unless you are in the hospital. Do anything they ask willingly.

Soak it all in.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:38 AM   #17
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It was a long 10 hour day, but in the end the chef offered me a position. So I gotta say my worries are no more. Now I put my worries to the job.
Congratulations!
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:28 AM   #18
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A paid position? Or unpaid?

Either way , Good Luck!

And, either way, take it seriously. Never, ever be late. Never call in sick unless you are in the hospital. Do anything they ask willingly.

Soak it all in.
Great advice!

Today you begin establishing your reputation and that reputation will follow you wherever you work, even in a big city like NY!

Good luck!
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:44 AM   #19
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A paid position? Or unpaid?

Either way , Good Luck!

And, either way, take it seriously. Never, ever be late. Never call in sick unless you are in the hospital. Do anything they ask willingly.

Soak it all in.
A paid position. Ill have my third day tomorrow. I think tomorrow me and chef are gonna discuss compensation and my schedule and do a little taste testing.

So far hes swinging me around just about every station so I'm doing prep for a lot of different cooks. Nothing to difficult. I work at garde manger during the lunch service, and tonight I worked the grill with the grill master.
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