- Joined Oct 30, 2006
Hey everyone, long time no post. I'm not complaining, I just need to vent. Have any of you ever felt that career wise, this is it? It's over! Most of my experience is working for organic markets, working in their catering and prepared foods departments. My line experience is limited to a couple bars. With that said, I recently left my most recent job for a line cook position at a nice cafe. I was working with the people and product I always wanted. I thought I was doing really well. After a few days, the chef comes to me and says their not making money and have to let me go. So now I'm looking for a new job and I've had my line in the water over a week and not getting any bites. I can remember my last night there, standing over two hotel pans of roasted beets, cleaning them and thinking to myself, I love this. I'm really happy. Then the next night, the bomb is dropped. I know it's the nature of the business, but sometimes I feel that at my age (35), which I know I'm not old yet, but competing with younger,school trained people, not having strong line cook experience, do I really have a chance?