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The US is a nation made up of people who ****-talk unions as both greedy and worthless
While jealously *****ing about how people in unions make so much more and have such better benefits than they do and “most people would kill for that.”
Kill, sure. Collectively bargain? ICK, SOCIALIST.
Yeah, this.
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it's not just the US, legends. that kind of thinking has made its way up here.

and i am SICK TO DEATH of people who think that people in unionized environments (especially gov't) don't "work hard enough" to *deserve* the pay and benefits they get!

take a look at my desk today (i'm on my break right now) and my schedule for the week and then tell me how lazy i am....
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Here is in a nutshell the issue with the people who work here, told in three grilled cheese sandwiches.

Grilled cheese one. End of the night, a to go for one of our servers. The way we do it in most restaurants, save of course for diner type places, is to toast the bread (the outsides) in butter, put the cheese on each piece, and place in the oven to melt, since doing it in the typical fashion takes quite a while compared to to this. You can do the salamander for even faster results, but this often burns any bit of bread that might be even a tiny bit exposed, especially a very buttery bread like brioche, which we use, and which burns in seconds.
Anyway, I check it and it has just a tiny bit more to go to finish melting the cheese. I go get a bucket of soap to clean my station. As I'm coming back, I see the woman who works on grill who is completely incapable of minding her own damn business ever taking it out. I tell her it needs a bit longer and that's why I hadn't taken it out yet. I tell her it's not melted. She points to all the oozing cheese and I point to the center of the now assembled and cut sandwich which is clearly not melted. She's already put it away in the to-go box and I'm annoyed. She's older than everyone and mothers the hell out of everyone. She frequently refers to people as children, so I've been called "little girl". Heeelp me . . .

Grilled cheese number two. I had gone on break and came back to find guy I've been training (who normally works GM here) making a grilled cheese. It was a kids' one, so white bread and American. The thinness of the bread and the low melting point of Anerican means you can actually assemble the whole thing and cook it on the flattop the whole way through. By the time the bread is nicely toasted the cheese is melted.
Anyway, he understood the woman who works grill to have said rye bread instead of white bread. So he had to re-do it. He doesn't add butter to the flattop, puts cheese on bread, pulls it off. I tell him that not only is the cheese not melted, but the bread has no color. I put some butter on the flattop, tell him to put it back on, and I swear it must have taken just 30 seconds more for it to be beautifully golden and actually melted.

Grilled cheese number three.
He gets a regular grilled cheese and for some unknown reason puts the bread under the salamander instead of in the oven. This was going with a bunch of other food, including a burger, which takes longer to cook, so there was no rush anyway. Of course a portion of the bread burns because it was exposed. He then goes to put it together and I point out how it's burned. He says he'll take care of it and proceeds to cut off that whole portion. This isn't just a little edge, but a decent bit of the top of the sandwich. So now it looks decidedly smaller than it should. I tell him no, make another one.

People, this is ****ing grilled cheese! It's as basic as you can ****ing get. Melt the cheese is as basic a concept as it gets. The woman actually said to me that I was trying to get fancy by requiring that the cheese be melted. FANCY!!!
HEEEEELP MEEEEE!!!!!

Not only are they totally okay with sending out pale, unmelted grilled cheese sandwiches, they are like many cooks stuck on the idea that "the faster I can get it out, the more awesome I am", when no, that just makes you a really fast shoemaker. I'm so sick of cooks who respect speed and nothing else in a kitchen. It's part of why some cooks seem to think I'm somehow not a strong cook, because I take that extra bit of time, the time it actually takes, to have something be the way it's supposed to be.

Last edited by Saria; 09-17-2012 at 09:52 AM.
Ugh, why are you doing this to me, Takei?! Why are you supporting Nice Guy entitlement?!

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Raccoom update:

I know you guys didn't want me to hurt the raccoon. but the humane trap isn't working

Try 1 - food was gone. Neither door was tripped

Try 2 - trap was tripped, food was moved around (meaning that he is someone reaching it to get at the food). I will also add that in setting the trap this time, the raccoons actually came out the attic (using the hole he put in my room) and approached my bf who was setting the trap. The raccoon followed him around the roof a little. I guess the smell of sardines was too strong to resist.

It's not good that the raccoon followed him. It means it has no fear of humane and might attack

Try 3 - food was gone, door was not tipped


Ninja, I tried. If he would have gotten in the trap he would have been all yours to set free. but since it appears that I have a "trap-savvy" raccoon, I must look into other ways to get him out.


The porcupine wire should be here tomorrow. I wish I knew when he was gone so that I could simply put it up while he's out and we could both go on with our lives
Damn, I don't even watch Doctor Who, but I got a kick out of an 11-year-old being this perceptive:

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Here is in a nutshell the issue with the people who work here, told in three grilled cheese sandwiches.

Grilled cheese one. End of the night, a to go for one of our servers. The way we do it in most restaurants, save of course for diner type places, is to toast the bread (the outsides) in butter, put the cheese on each piece, and place in the oven to melt, since doing it in the typical fashion takes quite a while compared to to this. You can do the salamander for even faster results, but this often burns any bit of bread that might be even a tiny bit exposed, especially a very buttery bread like brioche, which we use, and which burns in seconds.
Anyway, I check it and it has just a tiny bit more to go to finish melting the cheese. I go get a bucket of soap to clean my station. As I'm coming back, I see the woman who works on grill who is completely incapable of minding her own damn business ever taking it out. I tell her it needs a bit longer and that's why I hadn't taken it out yet. I tell her it's not melted. She points to all the oozing cheese and I point to the center of the now assembled and cut sandwich which is clearly not melted. She's already put it away in the to-go box and I'm annoyed. She's older than everyone and mothers the hell out of everyone. She frequently refers to people as children, so I've been called "little girl". Heeelp me . . .

Grilled cheese number two. I had gone on break and came back to find guy I've been training (who normally works GM here) making a grilled cheese. It was a kids' one, so white bread and American. The thinness of the bread and the low melting point of Anerican means you can actually assemble the whole thing and cook it on the flattop the whole way through. By the time the bread is nicely toasted the cheese is melted.
Anyway, he understood the woman who works grill to have said rye bread instead of white bread. So he had to re-do it. He doesn't add butter to the flattop, puts cheese on bread, pulls it off. I tell him that not only is the cheese not melted, but the bread has no color. I put some butter on the flattop, tell him to put it back on, and I swear it must have taken just 30 seconds more for it to be beautifully golden and actually melted.

Grilled cheese number three.
He gets a regular grilled cheese and for some unknown reason puts the bread under the salamander instead of in the oven. This was going with a bunch of other food, including a burger, which takes longer to cook, so there was no rush anyway. Of course a portion of the bread burns because it was exposed. He then goes to put it together and I point out how it's burned. He says he'll take care of it and proceeds to cut off that whole portion. This isn't just a little edge, but a decent bit of the top of the sandwich. So now it looks decidedly smaller than it should. I tell him no, make another one.

People, this is ****ing grilled cheese! It's as basic as you can ****ing get. Melt the cheese is as basic a concept as it gets. The woman actually said to me that I was trying to get fancy by requiring that the cheese be melted. FANCY!!!
HEEEEELP MEEEEE!!!!!

Not only are they totally okay with sending out pale, unmelted grilled cheese sandwiches, they are like many cooks stuck on the idea that "the faster I can get it out, the more awesome I am", when no, that just makes you a really fast shoemaker. I'm so sick of cooks who respect speed and nothing else in a kitchen. It's part of why some cooks seem to think I'm somehow not a strong cook, because I take that extra bit of time, the time it actually takes, to have something be the way it's supposed to be.
Originally Posted by Saria
I don't let my husband cook grilled cheese in our house, because he is too impatient and turns the stove up too hot, and scorches the bread before the cheese has even considered melting. Then he tries to do something unholy like microwave the whole thing to melt it.

This man is a serious food nerd too - loves fine dining and food in general, and even really likes to cook. But he gets impatient and resorts to brute force methods way too quickly.

I just make sure to quickly take ownership of any more tedious tasks, so I make sure they're done decently.

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Saria and her fancy schmancy melted grilled cheese (or toasted cheese as we heathens call them around here). Snob!!

Just kidding. Who wants a grilled cheese sandwich that isn't browned or melted?!
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I spent the entire day yesterday in bed in my pajamas. I did not want to get up or talk to anybody. I slept for 13 hours and the only reason I'm up today is because I have to go to work. I could easily have done the same thing.

I've run out of coffee, milk, yogurt, cereal, pasta, butter and bread and don't get paid for another 3 days.

Today, only an energy drink will save me.

Last edited by Nej; 09-17-2012 at 10:56 AM.
MICROWAVED GRILLED CHEESE?!
And I say that as someone who thinks microwaves are very useful things, but no, no to microwaved grilled cheese.
Davin is wandering around saying, "Heck," because I asked him, "What the heck?" this morning. LOL Since he says, "No," all the time, I've decided I'm going to teach him to say, "Heck, no!" for kicks and giggles.
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I suddenly have a massive craving for a slowly cooked grilled cheese sandwich.
Davin is wandering around saying, "Heck," because I asked him, "What the heck?" this morning. LOL Since he says, "No," all the time, I've decided I'm going to teach him to say, "Heck, no!" for kicks and giggles.
Originally Posted by nynaeve77
Do it!
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
Porcupine wire is preventive, not murderous, as far as I can tell. I can understand that choice.

Could your same friend who was followed by Mr. Raccoon bring more sardines and wave them around the hole, thus luring the raccoon out if he's in? Then you could know that he's gone before you put up the wire.

I am willing to assist.

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Originally Posted by Saria
They also added Clue! (I swear its new. RM swears I made her watch it before)

Flames. Flames. Flames, on the side of my face....

Now I just need them to add Big Business and I will be a happy camper.

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I love grilled cheese. We had the best ones in high school. Sometimes they came with pepperoni and red sauce. Those were the best
Baby has been sleeping ALONE in his crib for more than 30 minutes now. Hallelujah. *knocks wood for good measure*
I may have to have a grilled cheese for lunch. Power of suggestion!

On another topic, I'm tired of seeing Nicole Richie's underarm in that Macy's ad over there.




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