Are there jobs or food service organizations that basically work 8 hours for a shift?

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  1. gopastry

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    I decided to go to college to study baking and pastry when I was 49. I am 51 now. I’ve started to work at a bakery one and half months ago as an intern. I work at pm shift that starts at 10:30am and supposes off at 6:30pm (with half hour rest for lunch), but the reality is that I always have to work overtime every shift for at least 9 hours sometimes 11 hours with standing, that not including the rest time.

    I understand that I am a freshman in the food service industry so that I have to do all the manual labour including the cleaning at the end of shift. A lot of physical work but fortunately I haven’t got sick and been late to work so far. I am healthy but not young. I don’t think that I can do a job involved hard physical work like this constantly for another 5 years or even 10 years.

    I have never worked for restaurants or hotels. I wonder if there are jobs or food service organizations that basically work 8 hours for a shift (not including time for rest) and won’t work overtime all the time. Actually, I don’t mind work overtime as long as not every shift. It is ok for me occasionally.

    I wish I could get some information here for reference for searching job after intern. Thanks.
     
  2. Pat Pat

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    It's always going to be a physical job working in the kitchen.

    From what you described, I am assuming that you probably aren't aspire to become a top pastry chef. In this case, there are a lot of options to suit you.

    If you want an easy 8-hour shift, you can work at a small café, a supermarket, or a school.

    If you want a harder but still an 8-hour shift, you can try a hospital, a casino, or a big hotel.
     
  3. iceman

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  4. chefross

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    Check out hotels that are part of a corporation.. (Hyatt, Marriott, Embassy Suites) Some have pastry Chefs.
    Other idea, college food service, airline, conference centers...Some utilize house made products.
     
  5. Chef_Aaron_B

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    Hospitals might be a good fit. Definitely more work regulations then independent operations.
     
  6. jimyra

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    Fast food chains. Grocery stores.