I work at a catering place and my original goal was to just be able to bake and decorate. The owner told me she needed someone like that but I also had to be an all around person. Okay it has been almost two years in within this time I went to culinary school in another state travel back and forth on the weekend. make a long story short I've done it all in this business from mopping to serving also. I don't know if it's me but when we do orders or events something always tend to go wrong. Somebody forgot something Like today I'm there 6 am I open up turn the coffee pot on, start another coffee pot, I start making 91 sandwiches, then because someone forgot something for a delivery, I help the next person with there order, then the food delivery comes in while trying to finish the box lunches and the owner wants us to finish by 9 am Then I rush to check the order end up missing some items because we have a wedding this weekend. I have to get another order together plus go on the delivery. Plus other things need to get done. I just feel like I'm the dummy I don't know what I'm doing. The owner is frustrated and this has happen since I've been working there. I just don't understand what is going on why things get screwed up so often. I've seen people come and go. I giving my letter tomorrow. I was hired for a cake decorator at Sam's Club. I just feel I end up screwing up to often. I'm done!!!!!! Thanks for letting me vent. Love ya guys.
I have those days too! I just try to smile through them I hope your new endeavor gives you more joy and more fulfillment than your other job!!! Best wishes
Good for you! Not enough people take charge of their lives and change something when they are not happy. They just continue to work at the same old 9 to 5, miserable, because they dont have the guts to do something about it (I am one of those people )
So I say congradulations to you!
I remember my first job out of college was as a well-respected business magazine. I felt 'lucky' to have gotten a job with them. I stuck it out 10 months and 2 weeks. For a long time I thought I was the one that needed to improve and I was the one that kept screwing up. Well, towards the end I realized that the owners were the ones not doing things right! (I hated that job!)
Anyway, don't worry about it. I totally get 'taking a step back/break to get ahead'.
I'm sure you'll do fine and don't worry about stressing out at Sam's - I'm sure you'll be fine!!!!
You know you said yourself "original goal was to just be able to bake and decorate" Ok Now your going to do that. I always say you get prepared in llife in some of the funniest ways you'll look back and say "Now I know why that happened. Chalk it up for experience and move on congrats on you new job hold you head up and don't look back I would love to have a job at something I love to do.Cake Decorating
Sounds to me like that place it very unorganized. Good thing your getting outta there. Of course if your doing EVERYTHING your gonna mess up. I always try to prioritize, but if it is to much you need to speak up for yourself and let the boss know what is going on. That is the only way of tring to fix things, but if the boss won't listen and you just feel to overwhelmed and your not happy, then it's time to fly the coop!
As has been said, you alone can't make up for the poor organizational skills of the owners..
But congratulations, you're outta there and will be doing what you really wanted at Sam's.
(Granted Sam's won't be extremely creative, but you'll certainly learn SPEED and that's a very useful skill.)
Ditto Amy Gonzalez. It's hard to do something properly when there are a million distractions.
Now go show Sam's how we CCer's decorate
I agree with the "it's not you ... it's them". I was reading your description of your day and as a caterer that is NUTS to have a kitchen running that way!