things that are making you happy

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by globetrotter, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. randallr

    randallr Senior member

    Messages:
    4,048
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    [​IMG] I must be doubly stupid, because I'm happy to be doing it.

    Better man than I. Honestly, I'd be unhappy because I would feel like the effort I'm putting forth isn't valued and my time is meaningless. Everyone that's working should have some entitlement to some portion of the profit IMO. Cooking may be different in the fact that they are basically teaching you about your craft. In the fields I work in they pretty much train you and you perform the tasks you have been trained. Besides from the skills I developed on my own such as presenting there isn't really a whole lot that I can take to another job. It's very task specific and only other Big Pharma firms would really NEED those skills.
     
  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

    Messages:
    33,650
    Likes Received:
    856
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    It was, I was basically temping for a position they would have had to pay someone for. I gained from pretty invaluable experiences this summer...had to present on an audit remediation I have been working on for the summer in front of the entire department for 30 minutes(approx 30 people).
    Wow, that's really cool work for an intern.
    Better man than I. Honestly, I'd be unhappy because I would feel like the effort I'm putting forth isn't valued and my time is meaningless. Everyone that's working should have some entitlement to some portion of the profit IMO. Cooking may be different in the fact that they are basically teaching you about your craft. In the fields I work in they pretty much train you and you perform the tasks you have been trained. Besides from the skills I developed on my own such as presenting there isn't really a whole lot that I can take to another job. It's very task specific and only other Big Pharma firms would really NEED those skills.

    I think partially you're right, in that I feel like my time isn't valued, but at the same time, as a person coming out of culinary school (and most restaurants know that this is a requirement for our degrees), we don't really have anything TO add to a restaurant that is really valuable. To be honest, I feel totally confident that I can go in there and cut carrots like the studliest guy in the kitchen. But big deal--- am I really adding value to the restaurant by doing that? Maybe a tiny, tiny bit, but in all honesty, I'm gaining more from working at the restaurant than they will be gaining from having me work there. So I will gladly accept being allowed to put their name on my resume as some small form of "payment." Plus, since this really is still a part of my education, it's different. I'm still under student loans, etc, etc, so I want to take advantage of the opportunity before I have all my bills and no income.
    Another part is that it's just the culture of top-end restaurants. If I were to only apply to or accept internships that would pay me, I would be choosing from a very small field, and would most likely work at a restaurant that would pay me a decent wage but not do much for my future. I'm lucky to be in the position that I can afford to look at the long haul rather than needing an immediate paycheck. I'm glad to forego 3 months of getting $10 an hour at a decent restaurant in exchange for the chance to work at a top restaurant and potentially really jumpstart my career, which is, IMO, the point of any internship.
    But different strokes I suppose. I understand where you're coming from and I also understand why some of my friends had to find paying internships to cover expenses and things like that.
     
  3. BDC2823

    BDC2823 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,475
    Likes Received:
    44
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Location:
    Getting Dirty with XTina
    I made a phone call and got out of having to drive for an hour to a meeting where its over 100 degrees. As I was making that call a friend texted with a great idea to get sushi for lunch. Sushi > hour drive in 100 degree weather for meeting.
     
  4. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

    Messages:
    4,892
    Likes Received:
    164
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Grilled fresh sardines for lunch.
     
  5. RedLantern

    RedLantern Senior member

    Messages:
    3,281
    Likes Received:
    395
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Location:
    The Brooklyn of Seattle
    Today is the last day of my internship at a fiduciary services company (mainly we do trust and estate administration). I was under the impression that the position was unpaid, but today the boss-man called me into his office and handed me a 3k going away present! Deferred gratification FTW!
     
  6. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

    Messages:
    39,487
    Likes Received:
    1,721
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Week is over.
     
  7. BDC2823

    BDC2823 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,475
    Likes Received:
    44
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Location:
    Getting Dirty with XTina
    Week is over.

    + Infinite
     
  8. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

    Messages:
    5,880
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles / London
    Flights to Dubai look relatively open so I have somewhat of a shot of finally getting over there next week. Hopefully this will go better than my Kuwait trip.
     
  9. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

    Messages:
    33,650
    Likes Received:
    856
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    Two weeks from tomorrow, I move to California
    Three weeks from tomorrow I start my job.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

    Messages:
    29,119
    Likes Received:
    1,303
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
    in London, had some grilled chicken and a beer and things are looking better now.
     
  11. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

    Messages:
    5,880
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles / London
    Saw a friend I hadn't seen in about a year today. Good to see them again.
     
  12. connor

    connor Senior member

    Messages:
    1,634
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Two weeks from tomorrow, I move to California
    Three weeks from tomorrow I start my job.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    woowoo! what part of Cali?
     
  13. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

    Messages:
    21,170
    Likes Received:
    1,740
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    yesterday I biked up a 1200 feet mountain trail, my most difficult ascend ever and I didn't pass out... this biking thing is finally paying off.
     
  14. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Messages:
    24,365
    Likes Received:
    410
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Flights to Dubai look relatively open so I have somewhat of a shot of finally getting over there next week. Hopefully this will go better than my Kuwait trip.
    Good luck, I hope it works out that you can go.
     
  15. unjung

    unjung Senior member

    Messages:
    6,547
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Location:
    The beach
    Got a great Michael Kors linen sportcoat for $120.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by