Job Offer.

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by number2, May 16, 2012.

  1. number2

    number2

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    My old employer has offered me the sous chefs position, I only left the company 9 months ago for my current job as a CDP.

    I get on very well with my current head and sous chefs and we are all good friends, however there has been tension between myself and the 3rd &4th chefs. The head chef would rather I stayed as i would be next in line for promotion to 3rd or 4th if one leaves.

    That said though, I haven't had much chances on the sauce/main coarse corner due to the number of chefs we have, I guess its a choice between staying working with friends but have limited chances to do what I love doing, cooking the main meals/sauces and moving to my back to my old employers, where I would get the chance to proove myself at Sous level (which my current head chef says I'm well capable of).

    Its a tough decision to make. I'm sure some of you will of been in similar situations before. What would you do?
     
  2. thetincook

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    I would stay, because I can't stand workplace politics.
     
  3. rbandu

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    I would pursue what I loved doing (as I always have).  If you're happier as a saucier, you go tackle that job like a boss.  As a Sous, you WILL be a boss.  That's got its own set of responsibilities and headaches.  If you want to work with friends (which really makes day to day life a lot easier)...stay.  Sorry for being so ambiguous here.  (I'd go for the sous job.)
     
  4. michaelga

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    damn...

     I had an all fancy reply but then noticed you are in Scotland!

    I have no idea how fast things progress there nor do I know the job market or opportunities.

    Go with your heart?
     
  5. rbrad

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    why did you leave in the first place.... was it money, a better position, were you there too long and became bored? sometimes when you go back to a job you had before you regret it  because it can feel like a step backwards.
     
  6. duckfat

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    Never look back.

    Dave
     
  7. durangojo

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    if you're not doing what you really want to be doing then go do what you really want to do...how's that for being clear?! phew, sounds like a lot of if's and maybe's that you'll be maybe getting in your current job and then you're still only at 3rd or 4th chef...if it were me, i'd go with the sous job...less people to deal with, less ladder climbing, ass kissing, and more cooking, which is why we are all here...just curious as another poster pointed out....why did you leave the other job in the first place?  did you like working there? how old are you?...you know, the one thing about friends, especially friends in the biz....there's always a bar to go to......

    joey