I need a new opportunity to work somewhere else where people will show me more respect and value me for my skills and most of all not ignore me! 1 week ago
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little article about following your heart when it comes to deciding on your career:
is nothing to stop me from offering to work for free on a day off now and again at different bakerys to see how I feel is there? I think that will help immensely.
im still gonna hold on to this little dream of mine. maybe its right, maybe its wrong, but I think I should like to explore all avenues regarding this goal. I want to be doing work I am passionate aobut, not work a job I hate that is souless.
im still gonna hold on to the dream but will also look at office jobs and the like. meh to that. but that’s life. I cant see myself being happy doing that to be honest.
and so the conflicts begin. 1 month ago
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I don’t want to be sensible. I hate being sensible. I am not sensible. I never have been.
sigh… 1 month ago
I have to be sensible here. I have spent and continue to spend a lot of money on my studies not to throw it away to get into baking which I may not like.
But I still love the idea of it, the dreamer that I am loves it. But I should be sensible. Maybe someday or if I struggle to get a job but it looks like I need to be sensible and realistic. 1 month ago
I think of the bakery idea, the more I like it.
pros, learning new skills which I can use anywhere in the world.
variety of baking skills to potentially learn
will move away from home
spend less money
feel satisfied with the days work and result
not have to deal with customers so heavily.
cons, early starting shifts im talking potentially 4am – 6am starts
earn less money
im continuing to think about this. I might try my hand at baking some bread at home, and maybe a type of sweet pastry sometime. I remember I once made a type of baklava pastry desert that was such a success and really enjoyed making it. looked intricate but was so easy. I even posted a completed goal entry on it here
another thing I might do is look around locally at bakerys etc and go visit them and ask the owner if I could work free of charge for the day (say on my day off) helping them out to see if I can get a feel for it and if I would like it. they do not have to guarantee me a job, I just want to see if I like it etc. and through that I may get offered a job anyway. but I also want to look at various types of bakerys out there and what kind of baking id like to do, breads, patisseries, cakes etc.
somethings to consider. and to consider if I go ahead at all. but ive always been in love with this idea. for years. I just never thought to actually do it.
this would be a radical change for me but one I would be quite excited about.
I used to work in my uncles bakery about 12 years ago when I was much younger, but I was more on the customer facing side, selling the cakes, pastries and breads we produced. however I did sometimes help the ladies in the back kneeding the dough etc and I just always loved being there, and smelling the yeast in the air and seeing and smelling the fresh breads coming out the oven. we even made birthday cakes and celebration cakes there. and I had a blast with the 2 guys I worked with. so fond memories of that.
in my heart I know I am a foodie person, I just never let myself explore it creatively. oh i love to eat, but I don’t care to cook much. and I haven’t baked much either. but of the 2, I would prefer to learn to bake. I love food/kitchen/restaurant shows and movies with a food/restaurant/bakery/cooking/love theme etc… I even have so many books with cooking baking, coffe shop, waitressing, restaurant themes. its what I am interested in. I considered a sales job working with restaurants etc. its what I like. ive worked in restaurants for many years. but im tired of dealing with people and waitressing and restaurants, I kind of want to explore behind the scenes. I am not interested in cooking professionally it does not excite me to work in a busy kitchen. but baking for production for sale does excite me. I potentially want to explore this and see if its something I might get on with. I have actually in the past considered owning a bakery cum coffee shop (this was due to my experience of working in my uncles bakery but things like lack of capital for premises and equipment and lack of any kind of baking skills put me off completely, but now I think maybe one day that can happen if I took a step in this direction. venture out and learn to bake and work in a bakery. and see if it can lead anywhere.
another thing is I want to eventually leave England. I want to potentially move to Portugal (hence I am fervently trying to learn Portuguese) so this would be a skill I could use to get work there. or anywhere else in the world. I really really love this idea.
lots to think about. 1 month ago
pondering the easier job that is not focused on people and more creative. eg working in a bakery, I kind of love the idea. if I did it would involve living close to where I work, it would involve moving into a room in a shared house. and it would involve my spending to be curbed completely.
I am so tempted, it would feel easier less stressful, and I can just go to work and make stuff and go home and feel satisfied, and not have to deal with customers.
I was looking online and there are some places that offer baking apprenticeships but that is in London and I don’t really wanna go there. so I might look locally for a bakery type job and learn as I earn. maybe I will develop some new skills.
I like that it is skill that can be learned because one day I might like to leave this country and I can work in a bakery anywhere in the world this way. and I can always advance my training and learn to make pastries or cakes etc.
also while I do this I can still look for a “better job” in say an office etc. I just want to keep options open. thing is i cannot bare my current job regardless that the money is good. so i could do this see, how i get on with it, and keep looking for something else if its not for me. but point is i don’t want to be miserable in a job and i am currently.
i need change. so friggen bad. this takes me out my comfort zone.
you never know, maybe i like this a lot i can manage a bakery or become a good baker or own my own bakery some day. an idea i have always loved. and thought about in the past. but it all starts with a step.
need to think further and consider options.
very scary but exciting road potentially ahead. 1 month ago
it so bad that lately I think it would be really nice to just try and get a “simple easy job” like to work in a bakery and just have a stress free job while I try to look for a better one.
im so sick of waitressing and the stress of it. and im so tempted to just leave and work in a bakery making bread and stuff (never mind I have no experience lol) I like to learn new things. and I can not have to deal with people to much. just do my job and not have to deal with stress and folk, and go home for a while and just not hate waking up everyday thinking here I go to spend most of the day and the night in a place I hate, doing a job I hate, for bosses who are rude and disrespectful and on your back 24/7.
im so tempted but the money is not good. and im scared id get stuck in that rut. but I just need less stress and not to feel this sense of gloom every day in my work. and then I can try to find a better job. thing is, sometimes I think the so called better “office” job is not my calling. I don’t know what is my calling anymore.
but maybe I need the stress free job to figure it out. but maybe I am going even more backwards than ever before if I do this.
what I can say is this. if I ever get out of this restaurant, that is it, no more I am never going back to any restuarants ever again. any person who has ever been a waiter/ress in any busy restaurant knows that it is hell on earth. and u are crazy to go back if u managed to get out. unless of course you like the restaurant life. but not for me no thank you.
am so tempted. maybe I should just look for jobs based on my passions or things I like or am interested in. not worry too much bout the money. when u follow ur bliss, things seem to sort themselves out… so they say. its all very tempting.
what is the point of working so damn hard in a thankless job earning “good” money if u hate it so much, feel miserable, and have no time to enjoy the fruits of your labour or social life. life is too short to be so miserable like this. what for ? I want to feel happy again and not bummed out over work anymore.
I may be poorer but I will be happier and maybe I will find what im looking for along the way. im gonna look into this. so tired of my work. 1 month ago
of going back to work on a Friday after 2 days off is depressing and I still have to go in earlier to take notes for my boss while he does a disciplinery. boo.
need to look for work again. sometimes I feel like just taking any job, like working in a bakery (to me its a nice job) just so I can have a stress free job while I look for a decent job, but still have a job. and not have the stress of waitressing in a busy restaurant.
the thought of this time of year, xmas, new years in a restaurant is depressing. busy and party bookings etc. and im not a fan of this time of year in general as it is. but anyway grin and bear it.
definitely need to work on looking for a job. 1 month ago
boss did offer me a little more money, but its still not enough for me so I wont be taking the job.
I told him I would think aobut it but I have made up my mind. so I will send him another email on the weekend, politely thanking him but I wont be taking the job.
I want a salary not a small basic salary and commissions. and no im not expecting a massive salary but I do have certain expectations for what I want to earn. and I don’t need to take risks with regards to money.
back to the drawing board. 2 months ago
have reservations bout the job, and i told my potential boss that i didn’t want to take the offer, but he seems to think im right for it, so we are gonna have a call tomorrow to discuss things further.
im still not sure if i want to take it or not. i will have another chat with him and have a final think about it all. 2 months ago