Working and being sick

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by tiredthumbs, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. tiredthumbs

    tiredthumbs

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    I know this sounds like a no brained but yesterday I got this nasty cold and it's continued into today and probably into tomorrow. I can't really call off as this is my first week at the new place.

    Can anyone offer any remedies that can help get me through a shift? Or even tips would work as well. I don't want to call off and I don't want to get folks sick.
     
  2. petemccracken

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    Strict interpretation of the Food Code says DON'T WORK!

    Call your Chef and discuss the situation. IT IS NOT YOUR CALL WHETHER TO WORK OR NOT, it is your Chef's call!
     
     
  3. tiredthumbs

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    My thought was to let them make that judgment call as well. Just a really bad time to get a cold lol.
     
  4. cacioepepe

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    Pop some DayQuil, work your shift, drink lots of water and get some sleep.
     
  5. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Go to the pharmacy counter and buy sudafed.  Generic works fine.
     
  6. tiredthumbs

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    Oh excellent. I'm on a couple of lovely items, airborne, cold eeze, and DayQuil. I'm not fooling around here. :)
     
  7. cacioepepe

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    Cold-eze works great, but all that zinc messes with your palette pretty hard, which is the only reason I stay away from it.
     
  8. tiredthumbs

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    Fortunately for me in my position I don't have to taste any of the items. The flavors are pre defined.
     
  9. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Whatever you do don't get the stuff you spray up your nose.  I lost my sense of smell for a day with that stuff.
     
  10. cacioepepe

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    In what place are you not tasting and flavors are "pre determined"?
     
  11. chefbuba

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    Does that mean all reheated premade stuff?
     
  12. chefross

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    I'm with Pete.  If you're sneezing, have watery eyes, or a runny nose, do you REALLY want to be cooking other people's food?
     
  13. chefedb

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    if you have anything that is communicable , GO or Stay Home.
     
  14. petalsandcoco

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    Let the Chef decide.

    DayQuil usually does the trick.
     
  15. tiredthumbs

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    Thanks for all the advice. I beat the cold before work. There's a prep crew in the kitchen that preps everything we cook.
     
  16. adamburgerdavis

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    There's a prep crew? That's your excuse? It's fine if the prep crew says it's fine? Really sounds like somewhere I'd want to eat. Taste everything! Trust nobody to put your name on something they did.
     
  17. chef bilby

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    Harden Up Princess - stuff some Cold & Flu Drugs into ya and go to work .

    You've got a prep crew - mate sorry you're not a Chef - you're just a donkey who can cook 

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  18. kaiquekuisine

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    Prep crew..... and you trust everyone in the kitchen enough to put you name on that dish <_<

    Quote> Believe , Disbelieving 

    Dont trust someone in the kitchen especially when you are doing the end result. Because if something happends you will take the fall...
     
  19. tiredthumbs

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    Thank you for your advice. I will be more aware of the final product. Thanks for your honesty.
     
  20. mayhem

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    C'mon, you guys, give the guy a break. It sucks when you're sick, and I doubt any of us can honestly say we've never gone in while probably contagious.