I'm finding it extremely hard to stay motivated to wake up and go to work these days. It's a cool job, if they ever give me something to do. I've asked my boss several times for work, and he always puts me off. So, I sit at my desk waiting for his phone to ring and hand out keys.
He almost always picks up his own phone, and people need keys like, once a week.
I like to feel as though I am important-that what I do helps someone get their job done faster, easier...better. Or that what I do helps get the final product out the door. I don't like feeling that if I took vacation days for the rest of the year, no one would care.
I left my old job with the same company because I didn't get enough work. I work faster than the average person, yes, I realize this. And I've learned to adapt accordingly. But this position is worse. There's literally nothing going on. I'm told it will pick up soon and that I won't be able to breath when that happens.
Bring it. I've had too much breathing room. Give me work. I'm able, and I am willing.
I need a reason to wake up in the morning.
I got a 96 on my Menu Planning project!!!! It's worth 60% of my final grade in the class, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Know-it-all got an 84. I feel bad for him, but also feel happy that we will be more even now with our grades. We've always been neck and neck and I hated it. I don't feel so bad because he knows why his grade is bad. He waited until the last minute when we had 11 weeks, and he's taking the result in stride.
We've actually become pretty good friends. With just 4 of us in the class, it's easier to talk and to support each other. What's nice is that we work alone now-not in teams, and so we're very helpful to each other. I like it.
I gave my chef instructor his card yesterday, and I'm glad I did. I was in my classroom in a lecture when he passed in the hallway, and his face lit up and he smiled a HUGE smile. It made me feel good that he knows that he influenced me in such a positive way. I'm glad I did it.
Patissier is going to be my favorite class-I can tell. Cake baking, Petit Fours and decorating. I've already learned how to make a rose out of frosting-which I could never do. 10 minutes with this guy, and I'm doing it. Amazing.
Also, he knows Colette Peters- the Queen of cake decorating. In fact, he knows her well enough that she came to a party that he threw and brought the cake! Way impressed...
This mod is the death of my diet. It's literally impossible to be on the South Beach or Atkins diet while in culinary school. Especially because I have French Regional Cuisine (Lots of Puff Pastry) and Patissier-so, I'm going to just eat right when I can, and in school eat what we make. Hopefully someday, I'll be skinny again...
Lastly, I got my chocolate fountain in the mail today. I can't wait to try it out!!!! (I have to test it, of course, before the party!)