This past weekend, I got irritated at work. I don't normally let stuff get to me in this line of work. Especially because for the most part, I have my part to execute and as long as I do, nothing else bothers me. Part of it is also age and experience. I am to old to not know what my strengths are and how good I am. Which is probably why I was massively irritated by a coworker.
This is not just any coworker. She actually trained me in this kitchen. I have come to realize that all her talk is basically self-encouragement. She has utterly no confidence which to me means that she just is not that good a cook. Don't get me wrong: she can cook. She just has so much self-doubt, it becomes an obstacle for her and eventually the rest of us. I would consider her an okay cook. But that's about it.
She is especially not a leader when it comes to the kitchen. Which irritated me this weekend because for the third time in a row, she took over a position that she thinks showcases her to the owners and head chef. The thing is, she becomes so flustered that she comes off looking like a mess. Another coworker and I have realized that when she is not in the kitchen, the head chef leaves us to run the place. Interesting.
So, what is one to do? I think the next time she works a party with me, I am going to ask that she work the less stressful side. I know she will have an issue because she once told me that she feels that everyone is trying to steal her job. Issues! It doesn't help that my head chef tells her how smooth things are when I work parties. Not helping! I guess I'll just say that I want a chance to work the more involved side; even though I already have and the head chef is confident in my skills. Whatever. She'll have to deal. Later.
Labels: Irritation, Work