My Husband Wants Your Help

@mfpsassy (2827)
United States
March 8, 2007 1:54pm CST
Where to begin? My husband has been working for the same place for almost 4 years now. It's one of our premiere restuarants in our little town. Shortly after starting there he was thrown into the head cooking position quite literally over night. Well a few months ago they fired the manager and things have gone down hill in a hurry. My husband has repeatedly talk to the owner about issues they are having and the owner seems to not want to fix them. So here is his dilema. He enjoys working in the restuarant business but none of the other restuarants in our area offer competitive wages or enough hours for him to just go get a job at another one. He got an offer yesterday to work part time at a restuarant but he also got an offer from a former boss to go back to work for him. The problem with going back to work for his former boss is they can not guarantee that in 4 or 5 months it will still be full time employment. I told him he should take some time and think about it. He asked me to ask all of you what your thoughts were.
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@mummymo (23709)
9 Mar 07
Hey Marie , sorry to hear that you've got more stress again - just what you need - NOT! Don't really know what to advise you all I can say is to tell your husband to go with his gut! I know its a horrible predicament to be in and I hope it gets reolved soon!
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I told him to take is time and think about it. I am trying not to get to stressed or at least not let him see me stressed I do not want him to make a decision he won't be happy with
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@mummymo (23709)
9 Mar 07
Knew you would be supportive and positive - you should be proud of yourself!
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Thank You
@nrnotrare (631)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Hello mfpsassy..... I worked as a chef/cook in a dozen resturants for more than 25 years, if your husband is a decent cook and really enjoys it, he will be able to work in just about any resturant anywhere. There are almost always openings for decent cooks. At one time I had four different part time cooking jobs. Another place I worked was a small chain resturant and I had to work the rush in three different places six days a week. I never new which way to go to get home. Tell him to hang in there as long as he can and check every resturant within a fair driving distance, something will open up by the time summer gets here. Tom
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
9 Mar 07
He must be pretty good. He's got 6 years of cooking in only three restuarants. That's pretty good I think. He is looking into working part time at another restuarant. How did you figure out what day it was, or whether you were coming or going? Marie
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• United States
9 Mar 07
Hello mfpsassy.... It sounds like he's doing just fine. Working the schedule I had at the time I had to ask my wife where I was on my way to.......once a week I got lucky and she told me I could stay home. It's amazing how worthless a calendar is when you have no idea what day it is. Tom
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
9 Mar 07
The restuarant he his looking into really needs some cooks so it sounds like they are willing to let him have the same 2 days off, but as we all know that can change after they actually hire you. As for me keeping track of his schedule. Between him and my kids most of the time I get confused myself. lol Marie
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• United States
8 Mar 07
so he's been the head cook and manager for the last few months....I would politely mention that to the boss and request a raise. Maybe that will get the bosses attention.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
8 Mar 07
He has done that but the owner said until things straighten out no one is getting raises. The owner will not let my hubby hire or fire people and is not brave enough to do it himself. That kind of leaves one's hands tied on trying to improve things. My hubby even told him if things continued he would look for work else where. That didn't even seem to grab the owner's attention.
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@bicklelady (1411)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Tell him to pray about it and to let God lead him into the right dirrection. Ask him to ask God for a sign.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
12 Mar 07
His former boss went looking for him the other day at his current job, I am pretty sure he is leaning towards going back to work there
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• United States
18 Mar 07
I wish him the best of luck
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
18 Mar 07
He has pretty much made up his mind, he's gong back to work for his old boss
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Well the wages are half way decent. So has he thought about working a ways from home? 30 to 100 miles maybe? Has he looked into any of the large Hotels/Motels/Inns in the area at their restaraunts maybe? Thats about all I can suggest. Good luck to you both.
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
10 Mar 07
He is starting to expand his search. He is also talking to his former boss about going back to work there. That job is hydroblasting. He told me last night he's good at two things cooking and cleaning, just not at home lolol. So we will see what he decides and what offers he gets. Thank you for your post.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Keep us filled in. Tell hubby GOOD LUCK!
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I will and hubby says Thank You.
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
23 Mar 07
I think I would try the part time restaurant first. There is a good chance when they see how good he works they will give him full time hours. Now the old boss who invited him back, well that job isn't going anywhere he can always go back there. So I would leave the old job as something to fall back on. I wish him luck!
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
23 Mar 07
He was going to do that, but his former boss decided he liked the idea of having him back. Well as the saying goes money talks. And I think he is ready for a change of pace and scenary. Another restuarant told him if the job with his former boss doesn't work out they will definatly hire him. It helps they have cooks there that have worked with him before. He has told is current boss if his schedule permits he will help out when he can and if they need it, since all but one of the cooks that will be left are newbies. thanks for your response
@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I agree with you that your husband should take some time before making a quick decision he will regret doing later on. When my husband went back to work for his former boss after leaving his present job; 6 months later everything went downhill and he should of stayed put.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Yes I agree that is why he left that job originally. But the company has expanded and many things have changed. His former boss has been trying for 5 years to get him back. SSSSSSooooooooooo....... Things at his current job are going downhill in a hurry too.