im not saying that finding out the author of KazeTsuyo prefers Kakeru x Haiji over Haiji x Kakeru literally made my entire day but
it literally made my entire day
Men: here’s this funny restaurant industry meme lol
Everyone: lol nice
Women: here’s this funny restaurant meme lol
Random dude: I would never do this because I am not an irresponsible chef you idiot
Random dude: r u girl
Random dude: this gives me cancer
Random dude: ur hot
Random dude: YOU SIMPLEMINDED THOT. YOU FOOL. THIS IS WHY ALL WOMEN COOKS AND CHEFS TRASH AND GARBAGE I AM GOING TO TAKE THIS POST LITERALLY SO I CAN SHIT ON YOU EVEN THOUGH I WOULD LAUGH AND JOKE ALONG IF A MAN POSTED THE SAME OR WORSE BECAUSE WOMEN DONT BELONG IN PROFESSIONAL KITCHENS AND ALSO I WAS BULLIED IN HIGH SCHOOL AND NOW I HAVE A LOT OF REPRESSED RAGE AND IM TOO SCARED TO TAKE IT OUT ON MY COWORKERS SO I TAKE IT OUT ON MY DRYWALL AND WOMEN ON THE INTERNET
If anyone lives in nyc and wants to watch me do my lil part time stand up side hustle let a sister know. I talk about my fam and chef stuff mostly, it’s gr8
Chef/line cook culture is eating dessert outside of work and wishing you could just throw maldon salt all over it and then wondering if you need it to cancel out the sweetness, or because smoking/constantly tasting has fucked your palate, or because you just like the cronch
So I was rereading QC and I saw this panel and DAMN I love me some good ol forshadowing.
unpopular opinion but i think the film and tv industries should have better labor laws even if it makes it harder or impossible to depict certain things
i dont care if it makes it harder to produce game of thrones or whatever, acting should not leave women traumatized
Okay I know this is about acting and people are getting more traction about it (sexuality safety coordinators are a job! yell about them. demand your shows get them) but
Any person who has worked on a set for more than a few years has at least one person they know who died.
Not usually on set, but afterwards. Because we don’t have anyone shutting down production for unsafe practices when “unsafe” means 16 hour days. Or more. For weeks. Finishing a day before hour 12 (not including lunch) is considered an early leave.
I had teachers tell us not to, unless we absolutely had to, take music video gigs because they’ll work you for 24 hours and send you to drive home. And if we had to work that, pull over and nap in our car because multiple people per year fall asleep at the wheel and go over the canyons around LA.
I know you mean acting but please. Don’t forget the crew. We have a shockingly high rate of suicide because these working schedules leave us with no sleep, no time outside of work, and it destroys lives, relationships, and families. Burnout is high. Chronic illness and broken bodies are common. Cocaine use in order to get through a 20 hour day is rampant. Every single one of your reality shows is fueled by cocaine.
The number of days that are scheduled to shoot a feature has shrunk dramatically in the past two decades. Which means longer days.
Netflix shows are notorious for being poorly organized, understaffed, and long days.
There are labor laws but what they do is levy fines. Those fines are either factored into budget, people are bullied into not reporting actual hours, or crew members see them as incentive to take those jobs because more money and cost of living is high. (Also this industry has a crew culture of dick measuring by sticking your wang in a blender and boasting about how many 100 hour weeks you pulled.)
this can be applied for people working in animation as well. Like I know people who work at Pixar and they straight up work 12 hour days and go into work on weekends to meet their deadlines. The incredibles 2 made over a billion dollars and Pixar still cut jobs due to “budget”. The entertainment industry is a business at the end of the day. There here to make money and they are going to do it at the expense of workers because they know no one is going to do anything about it.
We’ve been talking about video game developers and other software industry professionals going through this lately, too. And yeah, the cocaine use is rampant. Dealers will deliver straight to the offices in Silicon Valley so that people can make it through their 80 hour work weeks. Crunch culture needs to die and stay buried.
Gently throwing the food/restaurant/fine dining/hospitality bar jnto the ring because all of this is identical to what we have to go through and it feels good knowing we’re not alone. :’)
For back of house, I know people who were pressured (practically forced) by their chefs to snort a few bumps of coke during mid service so they would perform better. Front of House people /definitely/ were known to do bathroom bumps mid service to either maintain a cheery composure or to sober up if they’ve been drinking on the job. Cocaine is a very prominent part of the lifestyle. It’s almost expected that you’ll have some on you at all times. Dealers have even delivered in bulk to restaurants I’ve worked at in the past.
The hours are equally insane, especially during a menu change or busy season. There was one time a friend and I had to pull a 20 hour shift. They were off the next day but I had to work 4 hours later. I mostly survived off a cup of straight espresso and an unhealthy amount of caffeine pills, but everyone who saw me offered shit for me to stay awake because they knew I had at least another 10-12 hours ahead of me.
Relationships were impossible to maintain due to the excessive drug use, the 80-100 hour work weeks, and the constant stress we were put under so many people that came into the restaurant with spouses ended up divorced or broken up within the year.
Everyone knows at least one person who has been severely injured at work (less so do to carelessness and moreso due to stress and exhaustion, though no one would admit it) and everyone knows at least one person in this industry who has either died from an overdose or suicide. At least one is being generous.
Crunch culture isn’t going to die in this profession anytime soon but showing some acknowledgement and love for the people in this business is always appreciated.
Dude I’m kinda seeing: “hey so we’ve spent a lot of time together, like we just spent the last 3 days in a row hanging out. Maybe since this is kinda new we should pace it out a bit?”
Me: “that’s logical”
Dude I’m kinda seeing: “I’m still down for dinner and theater stuff on Monday though. Night :)”
Me: “haha cool cool same goodnight”
Me: don’t fuckjn say it
Me: Bitch don’t say it
Me: don’t do it bitch
My brain: wow he’s already sick of you and you’ve only gone on a few dates you’re an actual abomination and you are the human equivalent of a used up expired turkey leg lmao you’re literally never going to hear from him again
Me: here we go