Not sure what to think...

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by leeniek, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. leeniek

    leeniek

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    Even though I'm working at a soup kitchen it is a casual position so I've been looking for full time work.  I will still keep the soup kitchen as I really do like working there.

    The soup kitchen was my first experience with an HR department, and there I had two interviews... the first with HR and then the second with the supervisor of the program and HR.  I wasn't even home an hour after my second interview when they called me and offered me the position. 

    At the same time I've been going through the process to work at one of the big grocery store chains here in Ontario.  They're opening a commissary kitchen at their head office for something new that they're starting.  I have had three interviews... one over the phone and two in person.  Then I went for a test with the Chef.  That I thought went pretty well but I wasn't banking on anything as I knew he was testing people all week. 

    So today HR from the grocery chain called and told me that the Executive Director of the commissary and the HR person who was at my second interview would like to meet with me and that will be on Friday morning.  They wanted me to go in tomorrow but I can't as I'm at the soup kitchen. 

    They want me to bring two pieces of government issued ID with me...I've never had that asked of me before and the person I was speaking to on the phone couldn't disclose whether or not I was hired, just that they want to meet with me.  In the event they want one (and I think the ad when I originally applied back in June did say that it was a requirement) I have a copy of the police check I had to do for the soup kitchen so I'll bring that along too.

    Does this mean I have the job and I just need to jump through a few more hoops so their paperwork is covered?   Or are they bringing me in to thank me for my interest and time and that they have someone more experienced than I am for the position?  I have never been asked to bring ID to any workplace before so that is really baffling me...

    I'd appreciate hearing your take on this one....
     
  2. rgm2

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    Does seem to make any sense for them to tell you to bring in 2 forms of ID to tell you you do not have the job... They also would not waste their time talking to you in person with 2 people. 

    I would imagine that you should expect to at least not be counted out... most likely if they like and you meet their salary cap, you you will be offered the job.

    just my $.02
     
  3. leeniek

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    Thanks RG.  I just had another call from them and they asked me if I had any availability restrictions and confirmed tomorrow's meeting time.  So I guess I'll find out in the morning what is going on.  I'm wondering if it's company policy to meet in person and talk to the people again about what is being offered?  The original company was started by an Italian immigrant in the 1970's (I think) and it could be that alot of what he did has been carried on today. 

    So for the salary... I'll happily take what they are willing to pay me.  My husband pays the bills and supports us and I make the fun money so I'm not in a position where I need to make x-amount of money a month to get by.
     
  4. rgm2

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    How is the personal chef thing going? Are you still looking to get that off the ground?
     
  5. chefbillyb

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    Bring two pcs of ID, can you work any hrs, come in and meet with the Chef and HR, just to be told that your services are not needed. I wouldn't hire you just for being so unsure of yourself, Good luck you have the Job. Good thing they didn't check the USA Post Office, your picture is on the FBI most wanted..................Good luck tomorrow, knock them dead.........ChefBillyB
     
  6. leeniek

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    Darn it Bill I thought the plastic surgery would take care of my picture at the post office!! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif     They didn't find me at the shelter and the police are always around.  I'll let you know how it goes this morning.

    The PC thing I am working on and right now I'm waiting on my web designer (aka hubby) to get my site up and running. 
     
  7. Iceman

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    Jimmineypete, what's the problem already? Go get the job and quit talkin' about it. Crimineysakes, if they give you any flac, tell'em you'll bring over some of your soup kitchen guys to discuss things. That always works for me. But then again, I'm in Chicagoland. I'd a brought my guys over in the first interview and wouldda got the job then. That's me I guess. 
     
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  8. chefedb

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    Sorry  I would have told them I could not go on such short notice from the other job. explaining you would not do that to them either,.with no notice.

    Government ID is a drivers license and Social security card here in US.
     
  9. leeniek

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    I'm not going to be giving up the soup kitchen.  My position there is a relief cook so the hours are very occasional and I'm one of four relief cooks.  I knew it was relief when I took the job but I really wanted it as I do this one. 

    LOL Iceman... if I had brought some of my soup kitchen buddies, they may have had second thoughts!!  We were in Chicago last May... beautiful city you have there!!  We stayed downtown at the Travelodge.  It was old but clean and close to everything and it's awesome that your subway goes right to the airport!!  We got off our plane, got our bag and then took the subway dowtown.